Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a Top-Level Domain (TLD)?

Top-level domain or TLD is the last portion of a domain name, so the letters behind the last dot of an internet address. Examples for TLDs include .com, .de or .jetzt. TLDs are often differentiated into gTLDs and ccTLDs

What is the difference between country code TLDs (cc TLD) and generic TLDs (gTLD)?

A country code TLD or ccTLD is related to a specific country and always 2 characters long. Examples for ccTLDs include .de for Germany, .ch for Switzerland or .at for Austria.

A generic TLD or gTLD is not associated with a specific country and consist of three or more characters. .com and .jetzt are examples for gTLDs.

Who or what is ICANN?

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is a nonprofit organization that coordinates the Internet’s global domain name system. Among ICANN’s responsibilities is the coordination and management of IP addresses and of the domain name system. Find out more about Icann here..

Why should I register a .jetzt domain?

There are a variety of reasons to register a .jetzt domain. As “jetzt” is the German term for now, .jetzt is the ideal domain if you want to provide up-to-date content and information. With a .jetzt domain service providers give their customers the assurance of the instant gratification they provide. Further, .jetzt calls for action and hence is perfect for campaign addresses. A pragmatic reason to register a .jetzt domain is of course to protect a company name or trademark.

Who is allowed to register a .jetzt domain?

Everyone is allowed to register a .jetzt domain, so there are no specific requirements which need to be met.

What is a registry?

A registry is the authoritative database of all domain names of a certain TLD. Among others the registry is responsible for the customer database administration, zone file publication, marketing and policy. The registry of .jetzt is the New TLD Company.

When will the .jetzt domain be available for registration?

.jetzt domains will be available for registration from June 4th 2014. From this day on the registration will follow the “first-come-first-serve” model, so the first one to think of and register a clever .jetzt domain, will get it.

How do I know whether a certain .jetzt domain is still free?

We have an online domain query service called WHOIS. Here you can find out whether the .jetzt domain you are interested in is still available for registration or whether the .jetzt domain has already been registered by someone else. If the .jetzt domain is already registered, you will find information about the current ownership of the specific .jetzt domain.  

Who is behind .jetzt?

The company behind .jetzt is called New TLD Company. This company was founded by the two Swedish entrepreneurs Jonas Cederfjäll and Peter Delbanco. If you are interested in finding out more about the New TLD Company please visit the “Who we are” on our homepage.

What is a registrant?

A registrant is a person or company that registers a domain.

What is a registrar?

A registrar is a company that manages domain name registrations and reservations. Registrars become accredited by registries and thereby earn the right to sell domain names to their customers. Click here (link to .jetzt registrars) if you want to find out more about the .jetzt registrars.