.kids, the new child-friendly TLD on the market

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On August 11, the new .kids domain extension will start its Sunrise Phase. You will be able to register this new TLD at Openprovider.

The .kids TLD will be managed by the DotKids foundation, a subsidiary of the DotAsia registry. Their mission is to create a safe and positive online space for children. They also aim to serve as a sustainable source of support to children’s rights and welfare initiatives, particularly to those in relation to the Internet.

The .kids domain is therefore aimed at products, services and infotainment for children, parents or childrens’ rights organizations. That makes it particularly suitable for websites by and for children, parents, teachers and children’s rights advocates, as well as for schools, daycares, camps and other educational programs. It is also a great choice for brands that target kids, such as creators of toys, games and children’s media.

There are no special requirements to register a .kids domain. Anyone can register and use this domain extension. Domain names can be within 1 and 63 characters in length, and it is possible to register a .kids domain for a period between 1 and 10 years.

We also expect IDN registrations to be permitted. DotKids will provide more information about this at a later time.

.kids TLD launch phases

.kids TLD

There will be four launch phases for the .kids domain:

  1. TMCH Sunrise: August 11, 2022 – September 14, 2022
  2. Community Sunrise: September 20, 2022 – October 19, 2022
  3. Pioneer Domains: October 19, 2022 – November 29, 2022
  4. General Availability: From November 29, 2022

Prices for the TMCH Sunrise phase will be as follows for different registration periods:

  • 1 year: 138 USD.
  • 2 years: 156 USD.
  • 3 years: 174 USD.
  • 4 years: 192 USD.
  • 5 years: 210 USD.
  • 6 years: 228 USD.
  • 7 years: 246 USD.
  • 8 years: 264 USD.
  • 9 years: 282 USD.
  • 10 years: 300 USD.

In order to purchase a .kids domain during this phase, we will need the following information from you as a reseller: 

  • Domain name to register.
  • SMD file from TMCH.
  • Acceptance of pricing.

For the Community Sunrise, Pioneer and General Availability phases, the prices for registration, renewal and transfer will be 18 USD. DotKids is yet to announce the requirements for the Community Sunrise and Pioneer phases.

At Openprovider, we sell all open TLDs on the market, and .kids will be no exception to that. Start offering this new extension in your domain portfolio today!

You can also choose to learn more first and access a marketing kit for the extension through the DotKids registry website.

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