What is a domain name?

A domain name is a unique word or phrase in a particular format that allows people to find information on the Internet.  Domain names are part of the domain name system (DNS), a naming system for anything participating in the Internet (like a company, organization, product, service or individual). It translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numbers used by servers and other machines to locate these participants anywhere in the world. For example, www.public.health (for humans) could translate to to (for machines).

What is a TLD?

A Top Level Domain, or ‘TLD’, is the group of letters that follow the final dot of any domain name. For example, in the domain name www.public.health, the top-level domain is ‘health’. In the past, TLD’s have been limited, with the most commonly used TLD’s being .COM, NET, and .EDU – however, in 2013, other domain extensions like .health and .NINJA were opened to registrars in order to broaden the world of web addresses. Now your website can incorporate something unique about you without ending in a .COM! What are you doing for your .health?

When is .health launching?

The launch schedule has not been announced. Sign up here to be notified of updates when they are available.

Who can get a .health domain?

Once we’ve publicly announced our launch date, we’ll be publishing more details on how you can be part of the .health movement. Sign up here to be notified of updates when they are available.

How much will a .health domain cost?

Pricing details are not yet available. Sign up here to be notified of updates when they are available.

I want to partner with dotHealth!

OK, that wasn’t really a question – but we are excited to talk with you about the future of health and how we can work together to make a difference! We’d love to get to know you. If you give us your information, we’ll be sure to follow up right away.

Who’s behind .health?

.health is brought to you by the same team that brought you the global .CO domain extension. These veterans of the domain business have been challenging the TLD status quo for years. Now, they’re setting their sights on the healthcare industry - ripe for disruption. Learn more about the team and partners here.