Premium Domains

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What is a Premium Domain?

A premium domain is a domain that is priced differently by a registrar and generally found in the new gTLDs space. They are typically more expensive than a normal domain with prices going into the thousands of dollars in some cases. An example of a gTLD is .love or .ninja.

What makes a Premium Domain valuable

Premium domains appeal to specific businesses or groups of people providing them with useful, specific domain names for their activities. Other times they are just popular keywords or a very well known combination of a name and domain. Some registries or registrars also consider two or three letter domains to be more valuable and therefore will be higher priced.

Here is an example: Paris is known as the city of love. The domain created as a combination of these could be and would be a very attractive name for marketing companies or businesses. The .love registry therefore may impose a higher fee for this rare and beautiful combination and the registrar may optionally add to this price to make it more expensive than a typical .love domain registration.

How can I register or transfer a Premium Domain with DNSimple?

When going through our domain registration process, if you try to register what is flagged as a premium pricing domain you will see an alert which will indicate the new price versus the typical price for that given domain. The alert will look like the screenshot below.

Premium Domain Alert

What about renewals?

Renewing a premium domain can vary in in cost. It could be the same as a typical renewal or as much as a new registration. The minimum pricing for this is determined by the registry.

If you have any other questions about premium domains you can contact us.