European Broadcasting Union has announced that after a “successful” launch
period, registration for the .radio domain is now officially open.
to Alain Artero, EBU Radio TLD manager, the organization has
already received numerous registrations for the internet domain, which
is reserved for the radio community.
worldwide general availability segment offers two categories — “standard” at €220
(US$260) and “individual” at €25 (US$30).
standard category is intended for broadcast radio stations, internet radios,
radio-related companies, radio programs and radio products. The individual
category comprises radio professionals and radio amateurs.
format for individual applicants, such as radio professionals, must contain the partial or full first name of the
registrant and the last name followed by the .radio extension:
- Firstname-lastname.radio, e.g. john-smith.radio
- FirstLetterOfFirstname-lastname.radio, e.g. j-smith.radio
- LastnameFirstLetterOfFirstname.radio, e.g. smithj.radio
format for radio amateurs should match the registrant’s
“call sign” followed by the .radio extension:
- RadioAmateurCallsign.radio e.g.
this phase, the first come, first served principle applies and registrations
will be turned into domains in real time, says Artero.
To register a .radio domain, visit
any .radio accredited registrar website or go to www.register.radio. The list of registrars
accredited to sell .radio domains is available at www.nic.radio/registrars.