Guest post from June Seo, Director, Verisign Naming Services Korea
Today, Verisign is excited to announce that .닷컴 and .닷넷, the localized versions of the .com and .net top-level domains (TLDs) in Hangul script, are now open for the registration of domain names by the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and the applicable registry policies.* The General Registration Period for .닷컴 and .닷넷 began at 00:00:00 UTC on Aug. 30, 2016, following the Landrush Program Period.**
Millions of businesses and individuals around the world trust their websites to .com and .net, both powered by Verisign. Now .닷컴 and .닷넷 can enable global brands to maintain and promote a consistent brand identity locally. Registered domain names in .닷컴 and .닷넷 can provide Korean internet users a way to navigate the web in their local script, giving individuals and companies the ability to connect with audiences in their preferred language, and provide customers with a fully localized web experience.
In addition to helping maintain and promote brand identity, registered domain names in .닷컴 and .닷넷 can yield other benefits for businesses. Consider the following tips to help local marketing campaigns stand out:
- Register domain names in .닷컴 and .닷넷 to market products to Korean customers, using new .닷컴 and .닷넷 domain names for landing pages.
- Register your business’ core brand associations and taglines as .닷컴 and .닷넷 domain names.
- Migrate existing content to new websites with .닷컴 and .닷넷 domain names.
- Redirect new .닷컴 and .닷넷 domain names to existing sites to provide a way for Korean internet users to navigate to your website in their local script.
Registering .닷컴 and .닷넷 domain names is a powerful way to tailor your website to local customers with a domain name powered by Verisign. Don’t miss your opportunity to connect with this important audience. Register your .닷컴 and .닷넷 domain names before someone else does.
* Please note that the .닷컴 and .닷넷 TLDs are not the same as the .com and .net TLDs, and the registrant of a domain name in the .닷컴 and .닷넷 TLD may not be the same as the registrant of a domain name in the .com or .net TLD.
**Please note that the information in this blog post regarding the registration periods for .닷컴 and .닷넷, including the corresponding dates, is for general information purposes only and is subject to change. See the most current registration periods, corresponding dates and other detailed information for .닷컴 at newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/sunrise-claims-periods/xn--mk1bu44c and for .닷넷 at https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/sunrise-claims-periods/xn--t60b56a.