Non-profits get early access to reserve .eco domains

Apply to reserve your .eco domain before March 31, 2017

.eco is a new top-level domain created by and for the environmental community.

Endorsed by WWF, Greenpeace and NRDC, .eco is a trusted, verified symbol for organizations, businesses and people committed to positive change for the planet.

Until March 31, 2017 environmental non-profits can reserve .eco domains for their trade names. A trade name is any version of your organization’s name—it could be your official name, an acronym or the name your organization commonly goes by. Reserve a .eco domain before March 31, 2017 to get it free for the first year.

For example, if your current URL is, you can apply to reserve:, or

We’ll let you know if you’ve successfully reserved your .eco trade name domain before April 18, 2017. On April 25, 2017 you can activate your domain and begin using it free for the first year.

Apply to reserve your .eco trade name domain

Are you applying on behalf of a non-profit organization?
Is environmental work central to your mission?
Which .eco domain name(s) are you applying for, in order of preference?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a trade name?

A trade name is a name by which an organization is commonly known. It can also be an acronym.

How much will my .eco community trade name domain cost?

.eco trade names are free for the first year. Renewals will be between US $75 - $100, depending on what retailer you renew them at.

How do I activate my .eco community trade name domain?

When we write to tell you if you have been successful in reserving your .eco trade name, we will let you know how to activate your new domain.

Why can I only reserve a .eco community trade name, not activate it today?

Like all new top-level domains, we're providing a window for trademark holders to reserve their marks before our public launch. In the domain industry, this is known as the "sunrise period." After the sunrise period is complete, we will be able allocate community trade name domains, starting from April 18, 2017.

Can I reserve a .eco domain name other than for my trade name?

At this time, you can only reserve a .eco domain for your trade name. We do have an early adopter program. If you are ready to start using your .eco domain right away, you can email with your idea. We are especially interested in hearing from small businesses and non-profits.

Why is the trade names program only for non-profits?

The support for the .eco community domain by non-profits like WWF, Greenpeace and Conservation International is a key part of what made the .eco domain a reality. Helping the non-profit community protect their trade names is one way we can acknowledge their important role in creating this new online home for the environmental community.