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About .VOTE domains

Afilias is the sponsor and the backend provider for the .VOTE extension.

Who can register .VOTE domains?

Anyone can register .VOTE domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration restrictions

When registering a .VOTE domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 1-63 characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special characters (e.g., & and #)
  • IDNs: Not Supported

Features

  • Registration length: 1-10 years
  • Renewal length: 1-10 years
    • If you have auto-renew enabled, we’ll attempt to charge the associated payment method and renew your .VOTE domain on its expiration date.
    • If auto-renew fails or isn't enabled at all, we’ll park your .VOTE domain. A parked domain will display a temporary web page when the domain name is entered in a web browser.
    • If the domain isn't manually renewed within 40 days following expiration, we cancel it and remove it from your account.
  • Backorders: Not supported
  • Transfers to GoDaddy: Supported
  • Transfers away from GoDaddy: Supported
  • Transfers to another GoDaddy account: Supported
  • Basic privacy protection: Not Supported
  • Protection plan upgrades: Not Supported
  • CashParking: Supported
  • Contact updates: Supported

Refunds

For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 1-13 nameservers
  • Can use: DNSSEC, IPv4, IPV6

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