The European Broadcasting Union has announced that after a “successful” launch period, registration for the .radio domain is now officially open.
According 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.
The worldwide general availability segment offers two categories — “standard” at €220 (US$260) and “individual” at €25 (US$30).
The 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.
The 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
- FirstLetterOfFirstnameLastname.radio, e.g. jsmith.radio
- LastnameFirstLetterOfFirstname.radio, e.g. smithj.radio
The format for radio amateurs should match the registrant’s “call sign” followed by the .radio extension:
- RadioAmateurCallsign.radio e.g. JY5IG.radio.
During 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.