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.channel

The launch of .channel is currently in progress.

As soon as .channel is generally available the standard commands will be shown instead.

Launch Phases

The following launch phases are currently available:

CHANNEL-LANDRUSHAddDomainApplication
Command
command         = AddDomainApplication
class           = CHANNEL-LANDRUSH
domain          = yourdomain.channel
period          = 1
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
Features
TMCH enabled
Application
Start: 2022-04-19, 09:00:00 UTCEnd: 2023-12-31, 23:59:59 UTC
Launch
2022-06-07, 16:00:00 UTC
CHANNEL-GOLIVEAddDomainApplication
Command
command         = AddDomainApplication
class           = CHANNEL-GOLIVE
domain          = yourdomain.channel
period          = 1
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
Features
TMCH enabled
Application
Start: 2022-04-19, 09:00:00 UTCEnd: 2023-12-31, 23:59:59 UTC
Launch
2023-12-31, 23:59:59 UTC

Application API commands

Domain Registration

(API Command reference » AddDomainApplication)
Command
command         = AddDomainApplication
class           = GTLD-PREORDER|SUNRISE|LRP|EAP|GOLIVE|BACKORDER|LITEBACKORDER
domain          = YOURDOMAIN.TLD
period          = 1
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)

Domain Modification

(API Command reference » ModifyDomainApplication)
Command
command     = ModifyDomainApplication
application = INT
class       = Change GTLD-PREORDER to desired launch phase CLASS
pay         = 1        - REQUIRED

Domain Deletion

(API Command reference » DeleteDomainApplication)
Command
command     = DeleteDomainApplication
domain = YOURDOMAIN.TLD
class = (TEXT)
application = (INT)

Domain Status

(API Command reference » StatusDomainApplication)
Command
command     = StatusDomainApplication
application = (INT)

API commands

Please find in the following a set of the most commonly used standard API commands in order to register, modify, renew, and transfer a domain name.

Domain Registration

(API Command reference » AddDomain)

.channel is a more secure domain, meaning that HTTPS is required for all .channel websites. You can buy your .channel domain name now, but in order for it to work properly in browsers you must first configure HTTPS serving. For more information about configuring HTTPS, including resources to obtain an SSL certificate, please visit [link to registrar page on SSL, or Let’s Encrypt]. [Follow by registrar option to add certificate to cart.]

Please note: The SSL requirement is enforced at the browser level, so there is no mandated order of purchase. The HSTS Preload list, to which .channel is inscribed, only forces encryption on HTTPS connections, thus, .channel domain names that do not have an SSL certificate configured may still be used for other services like e-mail and non-browser based uses such as defensive registrations.

.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 visit .channel Domain Registration Policy for the full policy.

Exception
command = AddDomain
domain = yourdomain.channel
period = 1
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER) | (NULL)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER) | (NULL)
X-ACCEPT-SSL-REQUIREMENT = 1
X-CHANNEL-ACCEPT-HIGHLY-REGULATED-TAC = 1

Domain Modification

(API Command reference » ModifyDomain)
Command
command = ModifyDomain
domain  = yourdomain.channel

Domain Renewal

(API Command reference » RenewDomain)
Command
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourdomain.channel
period     = (INT)
expiration = (INT)

Domain Deletion

(API Command reference » DeleteDomain)
Command
COMMAND = DeleteDomain
DOMAIN = yourdomain.channel

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
Command
command = TransferDomain
domain = yourdomain.channel
action = REQUEST
auth = (TEXT)

Domain Restore

(API Command reference » RestoreDomain)
Command
command = RestoreDomain
domain  = yourdomain.channel

Supported IDN Scripts

The following IDN scripts are supported by .channel.
Provide the LANGUAGE TAG corresponding to your desired IDN within the AddDomain command as X-IDN-LANGUAGE extension.

JapaneseJP

Get more information of "IDN tables", which represent permitted code points (letters) allowed for Internationalised Domain Name registrations in particular registries on IANA Repository of IDN Practices.

Wedomains :)