Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to our most frequently asked questions, as well as tips on getting the most from your .tube domain.
Registering a .tube domain
How can I buy a .tube domain?
You can purchase your .tube domain online in any of the ICANN accredited registrars listed below. You can search for the availability of your .tube and find a list of our accredited registrars to finalize your purchase here.
How much does a .tube domain name cost?
Prices for a .tube domain name vary from registrar to registrar, but the price is competitive with the prices for other popular domain terminations.
For what term can I buy a .tube domain?
Typically, registrars will allow you to register domain names for 1, 2, 5 or up to 10 years.
What are the syntax restrictions on a .tube domain?
The minimum number of characters in a .tube domain is 1 and the maximum number is 63 not including the .tube suffix. Every domain must contain at least two letters or numbers from a-z or “A to Z” and 0-9 in standard US ASCII script or one IDN character in non ASCII script. No domain can begin or end with a hyphen. The .tube naming conventions are described in detail in the Acceptable Use Policy.
How do I get information on who registered a particular .tube domain?
.Tube has a WHOIS service that enables you retrieve information on availability of .tube domains and, if they are already taken, on the name holders. The WHOIS service may be accessed HERE. Through the registrars, individuals may opt out of displaying their information on WHOIS by contracting a proxy service to hide some of their contact details.
Renewing your .tube domain
How do I renew my .tube domain?
You can renew your domain through your current provider. They may also have an option that you can set the domain to “auto renew” every year.
Can I renew with a different provider?
You can transfer to a different provider before the expiry date of your domain. Performing a transfer will typically add a year to your registration term. Please check with your registrar on pricing for transferring .tube names.
I forgot to renew, but my domain is still resolving and in an ||OK|| status. Do I need to do anything?
Your domain may have been auto-renewed by your provider. Check the “Expiry Date” in the WHOIS. If this is in the future, then your domain has been renewed and it is likely that your provider has already taken payment for this. If the expiry date is in the past, please contact your provider as soon as possible to renew before the name is deleted.
I forgot to renew and now my domain doesn't resolve - what can I do?
Your domain may still be in the redemption period, during which you as the domain owner may be able to redeem it depending on your regsitrars policies and procedures. Domains in redemption will have a “Pending Delete” status in the WHOIS. If this is the case, you should contact your provider to discuss the possibility of redemption. This will incur a premium fee, but your provider will be able to advise fully on this. If the domain is no longer listed in the WHOIS it is available for general registration and you can repurchase it as a new registration.
The domain I want to buy expired, but I still cannot buy it
Even though a domain has passed its expiry date it may still be renewed by the domain owner at any time during the 45-day auto-renewal period, or during the 30-day redemption period following a deletion. Unless a domain is expressly deleted by a registrar, it renews automatically for another year at the end of the 45-day period following its expiration.
If the current owner does not wish to renew the domain, the registrar issues a deletion and changes the WHOIS status to “Pending Delete”. If the owner doesn’t request restoration of the domain within 30 days of this redemption period, the domain is kept in a 5-day deletion period, and then released for re-registration. In summation, a domain name may be released for anyone to register in a period between 35 and 80 days after its expiration.
Managing your .tube domain
What can I store in my .tube?
Your .tube is your very own digital address. You can store the following information in your .tube and you can see an example at http://www.get.tube
- Publish contact and content records
- Add PDF documents
- Add Promotional product/service offers
- Add Images and Video
- Sell Products and services via a PayPal interface
- Add custom design
- Add an image advert.
What are the restrictions for using my .tube?
Please consult the Acceptable Use Policy for details on how .tube domains should be used.
Can I transfer or sell a .tube domain name?
You can sell or transfer a .tube domain to a different registrar after 60 days from the date of registration. Within the same registrar, you can transfer domains within the 60 day period after original purchase. After 60 days since the registration date you may contact your registrar to transfer your .tube domain as required. You can only transfer a domain name if it’s current with all the payments and before it expires.
How do I transfer a .tube domain to a different registrar?
You can transfer an active .tube domain to a .tube accredited registrar of your choice. Because services may differ, check that your prospective registrar provides the services you may require. You must obtain a unique authorization code (auth) from your current registrar and initiate the transfer through the new registrar of your choice. Please be informed that it is the obligation of your current registrar to provide you the auth code; The .TUBE registry is not in a position to issue this code for you.
What is the refund policy for .tube domains?
Latin American telecom LLC does not provide refunds for .tube domains to domain holders. Please check whether your registrar has a refund policy.
How do I resolve an intellectual property dispute regarding a .tube domain name?
The .tube domain names are subject to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which establishes a procedure for resolving certain trademark disputes relating to domain names. You can also seek redress in the court. Please get a qualified legal advice to determine the appropriate venue for resolution of your dispute.