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Verisign Announces קום. Domain Names are Available for General Registration

Verisign is pleased to announce that קום., the new, Verisign-operated, internationalized domain name (IDN) extension that is uniquely designed for Hebrew language speakers, is 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.[1] The General Registration Period for קום. began at 00:00:00 UTC on Nov. 5, 2018, following the Landrush Program Period.[2]

קום. has been created to help individuals and businesses build or expand their online presence and capture more Hebrew-speaking customers by connecting with those customers online in their own language. קום. also helps make Hebrew domain names easier for native Hebrew speakers to type and remember. Best of all, קום. is trustworthy because it's operated by Verisign, the same company that brings you .com.

Both IDN and ASCII second-level labels may be registered in קום.

For more information about קום., Verisign's new Hebrew gTLD, click here.

[1] Please note that a domain name registered in the קום. TLD registry is not the same as a domain name registered in the .com TLD registry. In addition, the holder of the registration of a domain name in the קום. TLD registry may not be the same as the holder of the registration of the same domain name in the .com TLD registry.

[2] Please note that the information in this blog post regarding the registration periods for .קום, 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 .קום. at https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/sunrise-claims-periods/xn--9dbq2a

Verisign

About Verisign – Verisign, a global leader in domain names and internet security, enables internet navigation for many of the world's most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two of the internet's root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the internet's Domain Name System (DNS). Visit Page

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