How can I pre-register and pre-order new gTLDs?

New domain extensions

Over 700 new Domain extentions have been introduced in the recent years.

The new gTLDs represent regions or cities, e. g. .africa, .london, .paris, communities, e. g. .gay, .cpa, .hotel, or generic terms of any kind, e. g. .sport, .web, .home, .shop, .music etc..

The internet landscape will change as a result and many new generic namespaces with attractive domain names will be created.

Moniker offers you free, non-binding pre-orders and the registration of new gTLDs.

Further information

  • Details on the available new gTLDs can be found here: New TLDs
  • Furthermore, all available information is published in our newsletters and in the news on our website.

Non-binding pre-order

If you have placed a non-binding pre-order for a particular new gTLD, you will be contacted by us via e-mail as soon as we have information on the allocation procedure, prices etc. and you can change your non-binding pre-order in a binding pre-order.

Order a new gTLD in your account:

  • After logging in to you account, start the domain search as usual
  • As a result, the NOTE "Non-binding pre-order" is displayed
  • to continue with the non-binding pre-order, please click on "Add to cart"



Information in the shopping cart

If you see the price, as in our example, with 0.00 Euro this means that no start date and / or price is known for this new gTLD.

If y price is displayed, you can place a binding pre-order the domain in the same way.

If you want to place a non-binding pre-order, please confirm our gerneral terms and conditions and click on Order now to complete the process.




Change non-binding pre-order / binding pre-order

In your account you will find your pre-order under Domains Pre-orders.

As soon as the launch date of a non-binding pre-ordered domain is available, the customer will be contacted via e-mail and informed, that the non-binding pre-order can be changed into a binding pre-order. If you receive such a message from us, you can decide whether you would like to pre-order the domain through Moniker bindingly.

Here you can delete the non-binding pre-order at any time with a right click in the corresponding line or, if available, change it into a binding pre-order.



If you want to change, please click on the domain name as described above and select "Register now".

Click on "Add to shopping cart" so that the domain can be added to your shopping cart and the necessary settings can be made.

Complete order

  1. At first you need to choose a launch phase.

    The launch phases depend on the resprective registry an can vary greatly. For more information, see the launch phase section.

  2. Other mandatory information may vary, e. g. whether a local address is required in the respective region. The corresponding options are listed at. Here you can also change the usual settings such as WHOIS and the desired name servers.

  3. At you will be informed about the price and special restrictions (e. g. a nonrefundable fee). The price often depends on the chosen launch phase.

  4. After the terms and conditions have been confirmed, the order can be completed.



Registration phases

The registration / launch phases depend on the respective TLD.

For all new gTLDs the following apply:


  • The Sunrise period is only for trademark holders resp. licencees whose brands have been verified by the service of the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) and thus are able to provide a valid SMD file.
  • We will accept only Sunrise applications with a valid SMD file. The file must be uploaded in your shopping cart.
  • The trademark owner specified in the SMD file must match the domain owner exactly.


Registration requirements and pricing of the other - "intermediate"- phases such as EAP, LANDRUSH or REGION may vary greatly and are dependent on the respective registries.

GOLIVE - General Availability

Provided that there are no special restrictions implemented by the registry this phase is open to everyone.

Notification: Claims Notification

If you order a domain name that is verified by the Trademark Clearinghouse and for which the so-called Claims Notification Service is active - is for example Moniker activated by default and can only be de-selected when ordering the TMCH service - you will see the following notice in your shopping cart:


Email confirmation

You will receive the following e-mail once such a order has been submitted:

Dear Moniker Customer,

You are receiving this e-mail because you submitted a pre-order to register xxxxxxx.xxxx with Moniker in the past.In order to provide registration services for new TLDs we are required to adopt the new ICANN RAA 2013. This includes the so-called claims notice period, during which all pre-registrations under all new gTLDs introduced by ICANN will be checked against entries of trademarks listed in the TMCH (Trademark Clearing House).

Today, we would like to inform you that a claim exists for xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxx.

On the website "" you will find all existing brand claims for xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxx.

Please click on the following link to confirm that you have received this claim notice and were informed about a potential infringement of a third party’s trademark with xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxx:


If the above shown link should be broken please proceed to:

and enter your personal confirmation token into the form field:


Please note that the confirmation of this claim notice is mandatory to proceed with the processing of your application or registration.

The application / registration order will be canceled after 48 hours if the claims notice is not confirmed.


Notice to TMCH verified trademark holders

You will receive this message as well when you register a domain name with your trademark string beyond the SUNRISE PHASE. The notice must then be confirmed by you as well.

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