Domains Help

About .SCIENCE Domain Names

The .science domain name will encapsulate all aspects of the field. Teachers, researchers, professors, students and any other disciples of science will find a common hub with the .science extension.

Registration Information

The .science launch is divided into two registration phases: Trademark Holder (Sunrise) and Pre-Registration (General Availability.) Each phase has specific application requirements:

Pre-Registration

Pre-registration gives you the best possible chance of securing a domain name before it's available to the general public, but it doesn't guarantee you will get it. You can only pre-register for General Availability, and we'll submit your registration application when the phase begins.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability. If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee.

Trademark Holders Registration - Sunrise

From December 8, 2014 at 15:00 UTC to February 6, 2015 at 15:00 UTC, trademark holders can submit an application to register a .science domain containing their owned mark, before it's available to the public.

Trademark validation goes through the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which is an ICANN global repository for trademark data. Visit the TMCH website for information on registering a trademark.

Bulk .science registration is not supported during Sunrise.

If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we cannot refund the registration or application fees.

You cannot cancel your pre-registration application. If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee.

Pre-Registration - General Availability

Beginning February 17, 2015 at 15:00 UTC, customers can register .science domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .science registration is supported during General Availability.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability. If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee.

If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee.

Registration Information

Find up to date information on .science domains here.

Who can register .science domain names?

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

These domain names can have a up to 63 characters, with a minimum of one character, and can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. The .science domain supports IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) in the following languages: Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish.

Which registry controls .science domain names?

Famous Four Media is the sponsor and Neustar is the backend provider for the .science extension.

For how long can I register .science domain names?

You can register a .science domain name for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 10 years.

When do .science domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .science domain name on its expiration date. We will park .science domain names after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 40 days following expiration, we cancel the the domain name and remove it from your account.

Can I transfer .science domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Transfer my domain to GoDaddy for details on the transfer process.

Can I transfer .science domain names from you to another registrar?

Yes. See Transfer domain to another registrar for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

Can I add privacy and protection to .science domain names?

Yes. Private Registration and Protected Registration are both available for the .science domain.

Can I backorder .science domain names?

No. We currently do not support that backorder of .science domain names.

Can I move .science domain names to another account with you?

Yes. See Move a domain to another GoDaddy account to start the account move process.

Can I update the contact information for .science domain names?

Yes. See Change domain contact information for details on making these changes.

Are there nameserver requirements for my .science domain names?

Two nameservers are required for .science domains to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. DNSSEC, IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.

Find more information on .science domain names here.


Was This Article Helpful?
Thank You For Your Feedback
Glad we helped! Anything more we can do for you?
Sorry about that. How can we be more helpful?