About .POKER Domain Names

Raise the stakes with the popular .poker domain name. Online poker is a rapidly growing phenomenon with a passionate fanbase. The .poker extension can be used by gamers and gaming sites, or by tipsters or bloggers who have also have a vested interest in the game.

Pre-Registration Information

The .poker launch is divided into two pre-registration phases: Priority Pre-Registration (Landrush) and General Availability. Each phase has specific application requirements:


Pre-registration gives you the best possible chance of securing a domain name before it's available to the general public, but it doesn't guarantee you will get it. You can pre-register for the Landrush and General Availability phases, and we'll submit your registration application when the phase begins.

Multiple applications with different registrars are resolved on a first-come, first-served basis during General Availability. If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee.

Bulk .poker registration is supported during General Availability.

Priority Pre-Registration - Landrush

From March 10, 2015 at 16:00 UTC to April 9, 2015 at 16:00 UTC, customers can purchase .poker domain names at a premium price. A registration fee is collected when the registration request is submitted.

Multiple applications with different registrars are handled through an auction process. The awarded registrar will hold an auction and award the domain to the highest bidder. If you aren't able to secure the domain name, we'll refund the registration fee.

Note: You cannot cancel your pre-registration application. If you are awarded the domain name, you have 5 days to cancel your domain name and get a refund of the registration fee only.

Registration Information

Who can register .poker domain names?

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

These domain names can have up to 63 characters, with a minimum of one character, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except as the first or last characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) will not be supported for .poker domains.

Note: Premium .poker domain names will appear as unavailable until Afilias has implemented structure.

Which registry controls .poker domain names?

Afilias manages and supports the .poker extension.

For how long can I register .poker domain names?

You can register a .poker domain name for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 10 years.

When do .poker domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .poker domain name on its expiration date. We will park .poker domain names after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 40 days following expiration, the domain name will be cancelled and removed from your account.

Can I transfer .poker domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Transfer my domain to GoDaddy for details on the transfer process.

Can I transfer .poker domain names from you to another registrar?

Yes. See Transfer domain to another registrar for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

Can I add privacy and protection to .poker domain names?

Private Registration is offered for .poker domain names, but Protected Registration is not available.

Can I backorder .poker domain names?

No. We currently do not support that backorder of .poker domain names.

Can I move .poker domain names to another account with you?

Yes. See Move a domain to another GoDaddy account to start the account move process.

Can I update the contact information for .poker domain names?

Yes. See Change domain contact information for details on making these changes.

Are there nameserver requirements for my .poker domain names?

Two nameservers are required for .poker domains to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.

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