Pre-order your .Melbourne domain

We'll let you know when you can reserve and register your own dot Melbourne domain name.

A domain for the city of Melbourne

The mission of the new .MELBOURNE gTLD (generic top-level domain) is to benefit consumers by ensuring increased trust, convenience and utility as well as strengthening the City of Melbourne’s brand online. It will serve the interests of residents of Melbourne and the State of Victoria (VIC) and other internet users looking for products, services and information relating to Melbourne, Australia. Registration will be open for Victorian businesses, residents, community groups, organisations and government bodies seeking to identify themselves with the city, thus offering these potential domain owners new marketing opportunities and an additional channel of communication focused on their geographic location. The greater Melbourne area consists of the City of Melbourne and a further 30 municipalities, has an approximate population of 4 million people and is often referred to as "the most livable city" worldwide. Register your interest in this new naming opportunity for your website, blog or email address today!

Important information

This pre-order is simply an expression of interest and does not secure your desired domain name:

  • Because others may be seeking the same domain name, we cannot guarantee your pre-order registration.
  • All domains ordered by multiple customers will go through an internal lottery once the pre-registration period is over.
  • If your order is selected by iwantmyname, it will then be submitted against all other domain registrars who may be after the same domain.
  • For some of the more popular requests, it will take a bit of luck, but rest assured, we will do our very best to secure your requested domain for you.


What is the .MELBOURNE domain extension?

It's a new generic top-level domain (gTLD) which will be released by the internet's governing body ICANN as one of the many domain alternatives to the existing .COM, .NET or .ORG suffixes.

When can I buy a .MELBOURNE web address?

There is no exact launch date yet. We hope registrations to begin in 2015, subject to approval by ICANN. You can pre-order domains at iwantmyname before launch and we will attempt to register them as soon as the registry opens.

How much will it cost?

No price available at this stage. Our .MELBOURNE domain pricing will be announced closer to the Sunrise (for trademark owners) and Landrush (general availability) periods.