Who may buy a .hotel domain names?
Hotel community members like individual hotels, hotel chains and hotel associations will be eligible to register a .hotel domain name.
Which evidence is needed to buy a .hotel domain name?
With buying (aka register) a .hotel domain name you will commit yourself to be in compliance with the hotel community eligibility criteria. After your purchase we will validate your self-commitment on each single domain name registered. For verification we may use companies register, hotel association membership lists, registered trademarks or other evidence.
When can I buy a .hotel domain name?
We expect that you will be able to buy a .hotel domain name from early 2015 onwards. Trademark holders will have priority to buy a .hotel domain name before other can do.
Where can I buy a .hotel domain name?
.hotel domain names will be available at many registrars. These are likely the companies where you already bought your .com and other domain names.
Is there a safeguard for trademark holders?
Yes, holders of a registered trademark will be able to buy domain names based on their trademark rights before the open registration starts. In order to do so you must register your trademark with the www.trademark-clearinghouse.com for a small fee. With this registration you will also be preferred in other new domains like .restraurant, .nyc, .shop and many others.
What are the costs for a .hotel domain name?
This depends on the registrar. We expect that the cost for a .hotel domain name will be in the range of current prices for other domain names.