Cost
$19.00 / year

Current Phase: Sunrise

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About .CHANNEL


.channel has two requirements: 1) HTTPS is required for all .channel websites and 2) all .channel domains (with the exception of domains registered during Sunrise) must be used by creators and publishers to host or redirect to storefronts featuring digital and physical products, and audience-building mechanisms for the purpose of monitization. 

HTTPS Requirement

  • .channel is a secure namespace, meaning that HTTPS is required for all .channel websites. You can register your .channel domain name now, but in order for it to work properly in browsers you must first configure HTTPS serving. To ensure your .channel domain is compliant with this HTTPS requirement, SSL certificates are available for purchase through the Lexsynergy client control panel.
  • For more information about configuring HTTPS and obtaining an SSL certificate, please login to your account https://portal.lexsynergy.com/login or email our 24/7 support team at support@lexsynergy.com.

Usage Requirement

  • .channel is exclusively for content creators and publishers to monetise their content. All .channel domains must present the user with a website where the creator can monetise their content or audience. No other use cases are allowed. By registering a .channel domain, you agree to follow the .channel Registration Policy. Please click HERE for the full policy.

Type: Generic

Status: Taking registrations for SUNRISE.

Launch Information


All times are UTC and 24-clock, unless otherwise stated.

Phase Dates Allocation Cost Eligibility
Sunrise Starts
3 May '22 16:00
Ends
7 Jun '22 16:00
First come, first served $19.00 TMCH Validation. The usage eligibility requirement does NOT apply to Sunrise registrations.
Limited Registration Period Starts
7 Jun '22 16:00
First come, first served $19.00 During the Limited Registration Period, registrants may apply for a domain name via content creation platforms that have been onboarded to the program and for which they have an account. The platforms will evaluate all applications based on compliance with the Registration Policy. Selected .channel domain names will receive an allocation token which must be used to purchase the approved domain from Lexsynergy. The Limited Registration Period will run until mid-2023. A list of approved content creation platforms will be available at a later date.

Eligibility Requirements


.channel domains must meet the following requirements
  1. HTTPS is required for all .channel websites
  2. All .channel domains (with the exception of domains registered during Sunrise) must be used by creators and publishers to host or redirect to storefronts featuring digital and physical products, and audience-building mechanisms for the purpose of monitization.

General Remarks


Reserved Domain Names

Some domain names are reserved names; these are names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN restrictions or Registry Operator designation. Certain Domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name, please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.


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General Capabilities


Setting Detail
Type Restricted
Supports Internationalisation (IDN) Yes
Supports DNSSEC Yes
Supports Backorders Yes
Supports Privacy Yes
Supports API Access Yes
Supports Dispute Resolution Yes
Subject to ICANN Guidelines Yes
Maximum Registration Period 10 years

Registration Details - Restricted


Setting Detail
Registration Wait Time Requires Verification
Requires Local Presence No
Maximum Registration Period 10 years
Refund Grace Period 0 days
Nameserver Limits No limit

Transfer Details


Setting Detail
Supports Transfer Yes
Requires Transfer Passwords Yes
Transfer Mode Transfer and Renew

Prices


Action/Phase Price
General Availability $19.00
Transfer †* $19.00
Renewal $19.00
Sunrise †‡ $19.00
Landrush †‡ $19.00
Backorder $136.00
Restore †* $102.00

does not apply to premium domains

contact your account manager for phase-based pricing

* may not include renewal

Disclaimer


The above information is provided by registry operators and/or other third parties and may change without further notice. Prior to relying on the aforesaid information, we recommend seeking confirmation by emailing support@lexsynergy.com.