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.app domain released to the world

donlidonli Member
edited May 1 in Domains

Ir's May 1st and Google has released .app domains for purchase by the general public for an additional early access fee (it's only been available for purchase by trademark owners until now).

May 1 - May 8: Anyone can register available .app domains for an extra fee (known as the "Early Access" period)

In 2015 Google paid $ 25 million to ICANN for .app: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/google-pays-25-million-for-app-domain-2015-02-27

More about the .app domain:
https://www.registry.google/
https://icannwiki.org/.app

Looks like lowend.app is still available.

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  • mkshmksh Member

    One of the better nTLDs but still... just another nTLD.

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider

    So how much did Google pay for the '.meme' TLD?

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  • FoxelVoxFoxelVox Member

    tried to reserve server.app, hope it works lmao

  • donlidonli Member

    @MikeA said: So how much did Google pay for the '.meme' TLD?

    There doesn't seem to have been an auction for .meme so Google just likely had to pay ICANN's application related fees:
    https://icannwiki.org/.meme

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  • NeoonNeoon Member
    edited May 1

    Well, its not registered before May 8th, if you pay a lots of money, you get it before.
    Also, it seems like, if you enter keywords like server the domain gets more expensive, its not even the length, 4 letter still cheap.

  • donlidonli Member
    edited May 1

    @FoxelVox said: tried to reserve server.app, hope it works lmao

    Where'd you reserve it?

  • FoxelVoxFoxelVox Member

    @donli said:

    @FoxelVox said: tried to reserve server.app, hope it works lmao

    Where'd you reserve it?

    hostnet.nl (dutch provider) https://www.hostnet.nl/domeinnamen/app-domeinnaam-registreren

  • donlidonli Member

    @FoxelVox said: tried to reserve server.app, hope it works lmao

    1and1.com is showing server.app as:

    We're sorry, server.app is taken.

    So it looks like your registration worked.

  • mkshmksh Member
    edited May 1

    @donli said:

    @FoxelVox said: tried to reserve server.app, hope it works lmao

    1and1.com is showing server.app as:

    We're sorry, server.app is taken.

    So it looks like your registration worked.

    Now all he needs to do is write a server app.

  • donlidonli Member

    @Neoon said: Well, its not registered before May 8th, if you pay a lots of money, you get it before.
    Also, it seems like, if you enter keywords like server the domain gets more expensive, its not even the length, 4 letter still cheap.

    1and1.com (not my first choice as registrar) is selling .app domains (like lowend.app for example) for $12 right now.

  • donlidonli Member
    edited May 1

    @mksh said:

    Now all he needs to do is write a server app.

    A summer host run off old android phones?

  • southysouthy Member

    @donli said:

    @mksh said:

    Now all he needs to do is write a server app.

    A summer host run off old android phones?

    Naaaa... those are all busy mining.

  • scorcher9scorcher9 Member

    @FoxelVox said: tried to reserve server.app, hope it works lmao

    How much did you pay?

  • I will be refunded if my pre-registration (.app domain) was unsuccessful?

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  • deankdeank Member

    How much is ass.app now?

    The customer is usually wrong, 66.6% of time.

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  • donlidonli Member

    @deank said: How much is ass.app now?


    We're sorry, ass.app is taken.

  • WebProjectWebProject Member, Provider

    @deank said: How much is ass.app now?

    The best tld will be is .ing - more rude domains :)

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  • FoxelVoxFoxelVox Member
    edited May 2

    @donli said:

    @FoxelVox said: tried to reserve server.app, hope it works lmao

    1and1.com is showing server.app as:

    We're sorry, server.app is taken.

    So it looks like your registration worked.

    @donli said:

    @FoxelVox said: tried to reserve server.app, hope it works lmao

    1and1.com is showing server.app as:

    We're sorry, server.app is taken.

    So it looks like your registration worked.

    @scorcher9 said:

    @FoxelVox said: tried to reserve server.app, hope it works lmao

    How much did you pay?

    Dont have it yet, but €25

  • AbdussamadAbdussamad Member

    all domains are showing as 11k. even random strings.

  • donlidonli Member

    @Abdussamad said: all domains are showing as 11k. even random strings.

    Which registrar?

    1and1.com (not my first choice as registrar) is showing random string .app domains as $12 right now.

  • FAT32FAT32 Member

    It is "Early Access" period now, you can choose to buy now or pre-order to wait for May 8 where it is available in normal price.

    Early access price
    May 1: 11,999 USD
    May 2: 2,999 USD
    May 3: 1,199 USD
    May 4: 649 USD
    May 5: 199 USD
    May 6: 149 USD
    May 7: 129 USD

  • It seems that upon general release (May 8), Porkbun will have the cheapest rate for registration and renewal at $13.88?

    I know 1&1 is a little cheaper, but 1&1 is 1&1...

  • VinnyletjeVinnyletje Member

    What is actually wrong with 1and1 dont know them but i would like to know why i should avoid them

  • @Vinnyletje said: What is actually wrong with 1and1 dont know them but i would like to know why i should avoid them

    https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/143264/would-anyone-here-actually-recommend-1-1

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  • deankdeank Member
    edited May 2

    It's all lies. 1&1 is so great! Go for it!

    Of course, don't take my words for it.

    The customer is usually wrong, 66.6% of time.

  • EdmondEdmond Member without signature

    Didn't they make https mandatory for the .app TLD? Aren't they going to get a lot of complaints for their site not working?

  • donlidonli Member

    @Edmond said: Didn't they make https mandatory for the .app TLD? Aren't they going to get a lot of complaints for their site not working?

    Yes, the terms of .app require you to only use it with https requests.

  • mkshmksh Member

    @donli said:

    @Edmond said: Didn't they make https mandatory for the .app TLD? Aren't they going to get a lot of complaints for their site not working?

    Yes, the terms of .app require you to only use it with https requests.

    These new TLDs are really getting more and more stupid. First you have to apply for some crappy seals if you want to host a webpage now you are restricted on the protocols you can use. What's next? A TLD where you are only allowed to use IPs with all octets having a product of 27?

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  • AlyssaDAlyssaD Member

    Thanks, attempting for two domains!

  • @donli said:

    @Edmond said: Didn't they make https mandatory for the .app TLD? Aren't they going to get a lot of complaints for their site not working?

    Yes, the terms of .app require you to only use it with https requests.

    How exactly can such terms be enforced?

  • FAT32FAT32 Member

    @elwebmaster said:

    How exactly can such terms be enforced?

    Most likely it is done on browser level, hardcoded into HSTS preload list.

  • @FAT32 said:

    @elwebmaster said:

    How exactly can such terms be enforced?

    Most likely it is done on browser level, hardcoded into HSTS preload list.

    Yes, so it just means that HTTP traffic is not allowed. Nothing about using other protocols.

  • caniac22caniac22 Member

    I put down a request to acquire two domains. Let's home I get em and if I don't....

    The end is nigh

  • kerouackerouac Member
    edited May 5

    which registrar is good for getting domains on the early access period?

    also are two letter domains not allowed? they show up as free on the whois but unavailable on regsitrars.

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  • donlidonli Member

    @AlyssaD said: Thanks, attempting for two domains!

    For those that missed your announcement:
    https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/comment/2763422/#Comment_2763422

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  • raindog308raindog308 Moderator

    donli said: Yes, the terms of .app require you to only use it with https requests.

    Damn, my hope of creating the next great Gopher site have been dashed.

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  • donlidonli Member
    edited May 6

    @raindog308 said:

    donli said: Yes, the terms of .app require you to only use it with https requests.

    Damn, my hope of creating the next great Gopher site have been dashed.

    The current Firefox and Chrome don't even support gopher links by default.

    gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/1/world/

  • joepie91joepie91 Member, Provider

    @mksh said:

    @donli said:

    @Edmond said: Didn't they make https mandatory for the .app TLD? Aren't they going to get a lot of complaints for their site not working?

    Yes, the terms of .app require you to only use it with https requests.

    These new TLDs are really getting more and more stupid. First you have to apply for some crappy seals if you want to host a webpage now you are restricted on the protocols you can use. What's next? A TLD where you are only allowed to use IPs with all octets having a product of 27?

    It doesn't 'restrict protocols', it just disallows using HTTP without TLS. Which makes sense, all things considered.

  • raindog308raindog308 Moderator

    donli said: The current Firefox and Chrome don't even support gopher links by default.

    ...and that is relevant how?

    I just checked and Microsoft Word doesn't support gopher links. Neither does Mathematica. Or awk.

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  • mkshmksh Member

    @joepie91 said:

    @mksh said:

    @donli said:

    @Edmond said: Didn't they make https mandatory for the .app TLD? Aren't they going to get a lot of complaints for their site not working?

    Yes, the terms of .app require you to only use it with https requests.

    These new TLDs are really getting more and more stupid. First you have to apply for some crappy seals if you want to host a webpage now you are restricted on the protocols you can use. What's next? A TLD where you are only allowed to use IPs with all octets having a product of 27?

    It doesn't 'restrict protocols', it just disallows using HTTP without TLS. Which makes sense, all things considered.

    Well, OK but i guess you still know what i was getting at.

  • joepie91joepie91 Member, Provider

    @mksh said:

    @joepie91 said:

    @mksh said:

    @donli said:

    @Edmond said: Didn't they make https mandatory for the .app TLD? Aren't they going to get a lot of complaints for their site not working?

    Yes, the terms of .app require you to only use it with https requests.

    These new TLDs are really getting more and more stupid. First you have to apply for some crappy seals if you want to host a webpage now you are restricted on the protocols you can use. What's next? A TLD where you are only allowed to use IPs with all octets having a product of 27?

    It doesn't 'restrict protocols', it just disallows using HTTP without TLS. Which makes sense, all things considered.

    Well, OK but i guess you still know what i was getting at.

    I... don't, actually. Unless you're trying to somehow argue that requiring TLS for HTTP is a bad thing? Which would be odd.

  • mkshmksh Member

    @joepie91 said:

    @mksh said:

    @joepie91 said:

    @mksh said:

    @donli said:

    @Edmond said: Didn't they make https mandatory for the .app TLD? Aren't they going to get a lot of complaints for their site not working?

    Yes, the terms of .app require you to only use it with https requests.

    These new TLDs are really getting more and more stupid. First you have to apply for some crappy seals if you want to host a webpage now you are restricted on the protocols you can use. What's next? A TLD where you are only allowed to use IPs with all octets having a product of 27?

    It doesn't 'restrict protocols', it just disallows using HTTP without TLS. Which makes sense, all things considered.

    Well, OK but i guess you still know what i was getting at.

    I... don't, actually. Unless you're trying to somehow argue that requiring TLS for HTTP is a bad thing? Which would be odd.

    Sure it's a good thing but making it mandatory isn't. Admittedly there might not be a lot of cases where HTTP makes sense and even less where it's required but still it takes away from the usefulnes of the domain. Besides this isn't the first nTLD that comes with weird restrictions.

  • NeoonNeoon Member

    In less then 7 hours, the stuff goes live, lets hope I get my DOMAINS.

  • FAT32FAT32 Member

    @Neoon said: In less then 7 hours, the stuff goes live, lets hope I get my DOMAINS.

    Sadly, this extension is more popular than I thought, you can use whois tool to check if your preordered domains have been bought by others during Tier 5 Early Access, all the domains I want have been bought by others.

  • NeoonNeoon Member
    edited May 8

    @FAT32 said:

    @Neoon said: In less then 7 hours, the stuff goes live, lets hope I get my DOMAINS.

    Sadly, this extension is more popular than I thought, you can use whois tool to check if your preordered domains have been bought by others during Tier 5 Early Access, all the domains I want have been bought by others.

    Well, mine still returns Domain not found, but there is still a chance i guess that someone registered it before mine.

  • Where do you guys plan to register your .app domain? :-)

  • smile93smile93 Member

    Godaddy. Their pre register system is always faster than other.

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  • joepie91joepie91 Member, Provider

    mksh said: Admittedly there might not be a lot of cases where HTTP makes sense

    I can't think of a single one. And I'd be quite happy to give up imaginary usecases if that means better security for everybody else. As far as I'm concerned, the TLS requirement is a perfectly valid and necessary decision.

    mksh said: still it takes away from the usefulnes of the domain

    If a domain is only useful to you without TLS, then you should be asking yourself some hard questions about what exactly you're doing.

  • NeoonNeoon Member

    So yea, 1&1 registered mine as It seems, Google says registered to 1&1 and still, I cannot configure shit on it.

    Apparently its going to be activated this night, hopefully.

  • scorcher9scorcher9 Member

    These domains are now available for registration, well whatever is left anyway.

    $15.16/yr on Namecheap.

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