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About .DEV domains

Charleston Road Registry (d/b/a Google Registry) is the sponsor and backend provider for the .DEV extension.

SSL Requirements

.The.DEV extension is a secure namespace, so you need HTTPS and an SSL certificate for your website to load on most browsers. Due to these SSL requirements, GoDaddy's domain forwarding is not supported for .DEV domains. In order to forward your domain, you must point the domain to a hosting or forwarding service that uses an SSL certificate. To make this easier, your .DEV registration includes a free Standard SSL certificate valid for one year. You can learn more on how to activate your SSL Certificate here

Who can register .DEV domains?

Anyone can register .DEV domains on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration restrictions

When registering a .DEV domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 2-63 characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special characters (e.g., & and #)
  • IDNs: Supported

Features

Refunds

For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 1-13 nameservers
  • Can use: DNSSEC, IPv4, IPV6

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