Millions of company names worldwide end with “.inc” and now there is a domain to match. The new .INC domain has officially launched and is available for Sunrise registration by trademark holders, with General Availability slated to begin on May 07, 2019.
The New Premium Web Address for Business
A professional extension for incorporated businesses, .INC is an intuitive alternative to long-established domains like .COM and .ORG which today are typically purchased for between five-to-seven figures in the aftermarket for a quality domain. Leveraging a globally relevant term that is synonymous in nearly every part of the world, an .INC domain is flexible enough to be used for anything business-related, from corporate websites, to investor relations programs, to publishers or media companies.
Priced for Business, Not Speculators
With registrations and renewals starting at $4000, .INC is definitely an investment, however with higher pricing putting the domain out of reach of domain speculators and cybersquatters, businesses will have an easier time getting the relevant, credible .INC domain names they desire. The premium price allows businesses to secure the .INC domain they want, when they want it – avoiding the exorbitant fees and protracted negotiation process that comes with private sellers and pre-owned domains entirely.
.INC Includes Valuable Member Benefits
.INC also comes with numerous business perks not offered by any other domain extension. Partnering with industry-leading business services, an .INC registration includes $2,500+ in member benefits from well known providers like WeWork, Square, Intuit, Google Ads, Indeed, Global Newswire, Delta Air Lines and more. With these perks, .INC has positioned itself as a business solution in addition to a domain extension.
When and How to Register an .INC Domain Name
From now until April 30, eligible trademarks may be registered immediately at Webnames.ca. Subject to availability, all other .INC domains – including one and two characters names – can be pre-ordered now for their respective registration phase.
As always, the abiding rule with new domain launches is that pre-ordering ahead increases the likelihood of acquiring the domains you want. Pre-orders are submitted instantly to the registry when a registration phase opens – and domains are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sunrise (for trademark owners) – March 27 – April 30
Trademark owners can register domains now with Trademark Clearinghouse validation. If you wish to register your trademark as an .INC domain during the Sunrise phase but do not have a Trademark Clearinghouse validation, contact us ASAP to expedite the process.
Price: $6000 USD and includes a one-time, non-refundable Sunrise Participation Fee
Early Access – April 30 – May 7
The Early Access Program is open to motivated registrants wishing to obtain domains before general availability. EAP has an added a one-time, non-refundable priority participation fee, which lessens each day of EAP registration period. This participation fee is included in the price shown. If the domain cannot be registered on your behalf for any reason, no charges will be incurred.
- Early Access Program (Day 1) 5/1/2019 to 5/2/2019 – $87,000.00 USD
- Early Access Program (Day 2) 5/2/2019 to 5/3/2019 – $45,500.00 USD
- Early Access Program (Day 3) 5/3/2019 to 5/4/2019 – $45,500.00 USD
- Early Access Program (Day 4) 5/4/2019 to 5/5/2019 – $20,500.00 USD
- Early Access Program (Day 5) 5/5/2019 to 5/6/2019 – $12,300.00 USD
- Early Access Program (Day 6 & 7) 5/6/2019 to 5/7/2019 – $12,300.00 USD
General Availability – May 7
General availability is open to all registrants, and is the final phase of the launch cycle. Domains that are pre-ordered for this phase are held in a queue on a first come, first served basis and then submitted to the registry immediately upon the start of general registration.
Price: $4000 USD
The yearly renewal fee for .INC domains will be $4000, the same cost as registration.
Pre-order .INC Today at Webnames.ca
As always, we are here to help you get the domains you want. If you require assistance placing a .INC Sunrise registration, pre-order, or have questions about registration phases, our Customer Support team is standing by to help. Simply call us toll free at 1-866-976-9835 for personal assistance.