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About .AIRFORCE Domain Names

The U.S. Airforce has the esteemed distinction of being the largest airforce in the world. As such, the .airforce domain name can serve both current and veteran Airforce members, family affiliates and new recruits. The .airforce extension strives to build a community support system for anyone associated with the organization.

Pre-Registration Information

The .airforce launch is divided into three pre-registration phases: Trademark Holder (Sunrise), Priority Pre-Registration (Early Access) and Pre-Registration (General Availability.) Each phase has specific application requirements:

Pre-Registration

Pre-registration gives you the best possible chance of securing a domain name before it's available to the general public, but it doesn't guarantee you will get it. You can pre-register for Sunrise, Early Access and General Availability phases, and we'll submit your registration application when the phase begins.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability. If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Trademark Holders Registration - Sunrise

On October 7, 2014, at 18:00 UTC, trademark holders can submit an application to register a .airforce domain containing their owned mark, before it's available to the public.

Trademark validation goes through the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which is an ICANN global repository for trademark data. Visit the TMCH website for information on registering a trademark.

Bulk .airforce registration is not supported during Sunrise.

If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee. Application fees will not be refunded.

Note: You cannot cancel your pre-registration application. If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee only.

Priority Pre-Registration - Early Access

From October 15, 2014, at 17:00 UTC to October 22, 2014 at 17:00 UTC, customers can register .airforce domain names at a premium price, and on a first-come, first-served basis. This phase offers the best chance of securing a domain name.

Bulk .airforce registration is not supported during Early Access.

Pricing: The first 4 days of Priority Pre-Registration will have different fees, with day one being the highest and every day thereafter decreasing in price. Days 5 through 7 will be the same fee. The price of a domain registration during Priority Pre-Registration includes the registration fee and a non-refundable early application fee. For example, if a domain name's registration fee is $30 and the early application fee is $12,500, then the total cost is $12,530. The price of your gTLD may vary based on the domain you search for and pre-register.

Note: The early application fee is NOT refundable if the domain is rewarded and then dropped. The early application fee is not charged if you do not get the domain. The registration fee is refundable if the domain name is dropped, or if you do not get the domain name.

Pre-Registration - General Availability

Beginning October 22, 2014, at 17:00 UTC, customers can register .airforce domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .airforce registration is supported during General Availability.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability. If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee.

Note: If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee.

Registration Information

For up to date information on .airforce, click here.

Who can register .airforce domain names?

The .airforce domain is considered to be a military TLD, so customers must agree to the DNRA when purchasing .airforce domains. The laws of Australia restrict the offering of .airforce extensions, therefore customers in Australia will not be able to purchase these domains.

These domain names can have a up to 63 characters, with a minimum of 3 characters, and can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. The .airforce supports IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) in the following languages: French and Spanish.

Which registry controls .airforce domain names?

The Rightside Registry manages and supports the .airforce extension.

For how long can I register .airforce domain names?

You can register a .airforce domain name for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 10 years.

When do .airforce domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .airforce domain name on its expiration date. We will park .airforce domain names after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 40 days following expiration, we cancel the the domain name and remove it from your account.

Can I transfer .airforce domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Transfer my domain to GoDaddy for details on the transfer process.

Can I transfer .airforce domain names from you to another registrar?

Yes. See Transfer domain to another registrar for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

Can I add privacy and protection to .airforce domain names?

Private Registration is offered for .airforce domain names, but Protected Registration is not available.

Can I backorder .airforce domain names?

No. We currently do not support that backorder of .airforce domain names.

Can I move .airforce domain names to another account with you?

Yes. See Move a domain to another GoDaddy account to start the account move process.

Can I update the contact information for .airforce domain names?

Yes. See Change domain contact information for details on making these changes.

Are there nameserver requirements for my .airforce domain names?

Two nameservers are required for .airforce domains to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.

For more information on .airforce domain names, go here.


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