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About .WORLD Domain Names

Donuts is the sponsor and the backend provider for the .WORLD extension.

Pre-RegistrationNovember 04, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
Trademark Holder (Sunrise)November 14, 2015 at 16:00 UTC to January 03, 2015 at 16:00 UTC
Early AccessJanuary 07, 2015 at 16:00 UTC to January 14, 2015 at 16:00 UTC
General AvailabilityJanuary 14, 2015 at 16:00 UTC

Who can register .WORLD domains?

Anyone can register .WORLD domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Restrictions
Must Use
  • 1-63 Characters
Can Use
  • Letters: a-z
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name)
Cannot Use
  • Special Characters (e.g., & and #)

Registration Length1-10 years
Renewal Length1-10 years
Bulk RegistrationSupported
BackordersNot Supported
Transfers ToSupported
Transfers AwaySupported
Account ChangeSupported
Protected RegistrationSupported
Private Registration (DBP)Supported
ConsoliDateNot Supported
Contact UpdatesSupported


If auto-renew is enabled on a .WORLD domain, we’ll attempt to auto-renew your .WORLD domain on its expiration date. In cases where auto-renew fails after the first billing attempt or auto-renew was not enabled at all, we’ll park your .WORLD domain name. A parked domain name will show a temporary web page when entering the domain in a web browser. If the domain isn't manually renewed within 40 days following expiration, we cancel it and remove it from your account.

Refund Details

For details on refunds, please visit ITEGY's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the STANDARD REFUND TERMS, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. So also take a look under:

  • PRODUCTS WITH SPECIAL REFUND TERMS > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals
Nameserver Requirements
Must Use
  • 1-13 Nameservers
Can Use
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
Cannot Use
  • Vanity Nameservers

More Info

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