THE EXCLUSIVE REGISTRY FOR
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A .HipHop domain name helps you to brand yourself within the Hip Hop community and beyond! Allowing you to have a website, custom email address, a Web 3.0 crypto currency address and more.
A .HipHop domain name helps you to brand yourself within the Hip Hop community and beyond!
WHO SHOULD REGISTER A
.HIPHOP DOMAIN NAME?
DJs & MCs
Dance Studios & Dancers
Fashion Designers and Retailers
WHO SHOULD REGISTER A
.HIPHOP DOMAIN NAME?
DJs & MCs
Dance Studios & Dancers
Fashion Designers & Retailers
Hip hop is a constantly evolving identity and urban art form rooted in dance, poetry, music, and visual art. Since its creation in the late 1970s, it has become a global phenomenon. Hip hop is a culture, not just a musical genre. It’s about voicing issues, listening, and being heard. .HipHop domain names are the next step in this evolution. They are the soul of the industry in the online space, letting artists and fans connect and inspire.
Beyond its sounds, hip hop has spun into an industry of its very own, including a hugely popular dance style and a range of branded consumer items from apparel to sports cars. Crowds of people instinctively and confidently turn to .HipHop to find their online neighborhood entirely devoted to what drives their passion: hip hop.
To empower the Hip Hop community through a brandable online presence that enables them to receive the rewards provided by the technology and identity that a .HipHop domain delivers.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Every website has a unique IP (Internet Protocol) that consists of a string of numbers and periods. (example 255.255.255.255) Domain names are easy-to-remember names that associate the name for an IP address.
Domain names are in the simplest terms, a form of digital real estate. Therefore, it can be a valuable asset to be developed or resold. Instead of a physical building, a domain name represents a digital identity that can serve many purposes including building a website, having a custom email address, or even a cryptocurrency wallet address. Additionally, unlike social media, when you register a domain name, you own it. Social media accounts can be suspended or revoked if the company that owns it, doesn’t like your message.
A TLD is a top-level-domain. The most common TLD is .com. It’s the end of a domain name. Other TLDs include .org .net .edu and .hiphop.
A registrar is an authorized retailer of domain names. In order to be able to offer domain names for registrations, Registrars must be certified by ICANN. Registrars charge customers retail prices for domains and then pay the domain registry the difference. In addition to domain names, most registrars offer additional services like website hosting, website building, eCommerce stores, email, Internet marketing, and other value-added services. For a list of .hiphop registrars, click here.
The registrant pays an annual registration fee to the registrar to have the right to use the domain name during the registration period. Domain name annual registrations can be purchased for up to 10 years at a time. Registrants must pay the annual subscription fees to their registrar to maintain ownership of their domains. Failure to renew the registration can result in a loss of ownership of the domain name.
A domain registry is basically the wholesaler of a TLD. Dot Hip Hop, LLC is the Registry Operator for .hiphop. We maintain the database of all .hiphop domain names. Those domain names are then offered to the public for registration by domain registrars
Just like the general benefits that come with owning any domain name, with a .HipHop domain you are obtaining a digital identity that aligns with Hip Hop, thereby strengthening your brand. For example, if you registered the domain heavyhitters.com, the name itself doesn’t tell you much about the brand. However, if you registered heavyhitters.hiphop, you automatically associate the name with Hip Hop. This also makes the name more memorable. Additionally, there are many more .HipHop domains available now than the more common domain endings like .com.
With a domain name, you can build a website, create custom email addresses, and set up a custom cryptocurrency wallet address.
Hip Hop now has its own identifiable and brandable domain extension. No one predicted 50 years ago what Hip Hop would become. It’s now the most downloaded music genre and is influencing culture all over the world. These .hiphop domains represent an opportunity to own and directly influence the future of Hip Hop.
Social media is good to have but it is not a replacement for a domain name. Social media accounts are owned by their respective companies, not by you. A change of ownership or a message that offends the social media company can result in a suspension or cancelation of your social media account. Without your own domain, this could effectively shut down an online business that doesn’t own its own domain.
There are no restrictions when it comes to registering a .HipHop domain. This is not true of all TLDs.
Most ICANN-accredited registrars carry .HipHop domains. Click here for the most recent list.
Registrations can be between 1-10 years.
Each registrar sets their own retail pricing. Domains are offered in two pricing categories, standard and premium. Click here for a list of registrars.
Each registrar sets their own retail prices. Search for available names here. Premium domains in most cases will have lower renewal rates after the first year.