.moe is a short, unique and memorable domain name
What is moe?
The word “moe” (in Japanese: “萌え”; pronounced as “moh-ay”) is a slang word rooted deep in the Japanese Otaku culture. It has often been used to mean a particular type of “adorable” or “cute” towards fictional characters, people, animals, etc.
“Moe” is a very versatile word used to express a deep feeling or passion for something you love. Moe can be used as a noun, a verb, and even an adjective. What’s your moe?
Who’s .moe for?
The .moe domain is a new online identity for everyone! You don’t have to be a “certified otaku” (geek) to register your own .moe. Anyone can use a .moe to express themselves online. Interested users will need to go though ICANN Accredited Registrars or authorized domain resellers who have been contracted by Interlink to offer .moe domain names. Check out the Registrar List for a list of .moe partners.
When will .moe be available?
The public launch of “.moe” is broken down into two phases; the Landrush Phase, and General Availability.
Landrush Period: 2014/6/17 (15:00 UTC) – 2014/7/18 (15:00 UTC) Ended
The priority registration period (called a “Landrush”) is an early access period that will allow users the best opportunity to secure the names they really want. Applications will be processed at the end of the period. Multiple applications for a name will be placed in an auction.
General Registration Period: 2014/7/22 (02:00 UTC)
In The General Availability phase, domain names will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Both the Landrush Phase and General Availability are open to everyone with no restrictions.
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