FreeYourID New gTLD Services

FreeYourID's new gTLD service delivers the protected, trusted and always-on registry infrastructure needed to reliably host and operate new gTLDs.

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Today's online world is defined by 22 different generic top-level domains (gTLDs), including .com and .net, and approximately 250 country code TLDs (ccTLDs) such as .de and .jp.

That is about to change. This year, organizations were allowed to apply for gTLDs associated with particular interests or business sectors. Through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) new gTLD program, 1,930 applications for new generic top-level domains have been unveiled. These domain names may help organizations enhance branding, revenue, security and user interaction. FreeYourID has been selected to provide back-end registry services for approximately 220 applicants.

The availability of new gTLDs will create a unique opportunity for fast-acting organizations to define and acquire their own online namespace. FreeYourID brings extensive expertise in domain name system (DNS) operation to help you manage and monetize your gTLD.


As ICANN approves applications for new gTLDs, hundreds of new extensions may be introduced. These extensions generally fall into the following categories:

  • Brands. Brand owners, such as corporations, sports teams and other high-profile entities, can protect their brands and trademarks, enhance brand trust and create new ways to extend their brand and services to partners, resellers and customers.
  • Communities. Groups of like-minded organizations that share common missions, goals and challenges can promote commercial or non-commercial offerings to better promote, protect, guide and serve their communities.
  • Cities or Regions (Geographic). Cities and regions can promote greater recognition of their areas, generate additional revenue and better serve constituents.
  • Generic Terms. This category covers terms that don’t fall under the previous three categories. Forward-thinking organizations and innovative entrepreneurs could pursue new business opportunities or build their online presence.


Awarded applicants need to provide a secure and reliable technical infrastructure, as well as demonstrate a long-term ability to enforce policy for and administer the domain. This reinforces ICANN’s primary mission of maintaining DNS stability and security.


As the world’s largest domain name registry, already operating .com, .net, .tv, .cc, .jobs and .name, FreeYourID has maintained 100 percent operational accuracy and stability for more than 15 years.

FreeYourID registry customers benefit from a proven operating environment with significant economies of scale compared to developing and operating an in-house alternative. We provide premium technical services to help you launch, manage and monetize your gTLD. We can work directly with your organization or through your corporate domain name service provider.

Want to learn more or speak to a representative about how FreeYourID can help you navigate the new gTLD space? Contact a expert on gTLDs