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Introduced26 August 2015
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain
RegistryRadix Registry
Registered domains2,327,688 (1 January 2023)[1]
Registration restrictionsNone
Registry website

.online is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) of the Domain Name System (DNS) used in the Internet.[2]


In 2012, ICANN announced it would be expanding the range of domain extensions to further organize the Internet with new TLD's being requested by multiple parties.[3] Six companies including Radix, Tucows, Namecheap, I-Registry Ltd., WhatBox?, and Donuts (Bitter Frostbite, LLC) filed applications for this TLD.

The .online TLD was launched in August 2015. It is currently owned and operated by Radix, founded by Bhavin Turakhia.[4][5][6] Initially, it was a joint venture between Radix, Tucows, and Namecheap after they won the rights to .online in a private auction in 2014.[7] Radix bought out full rights from Namecheap and Tucows to become the exclusive owner of the TLD in 2015.

The TLD was the first to register over 38,000 domains in the first 24 hours, making it the largest new gTLD launch of its time. In November 2015, .online became the fastest new gTLD to exceed 100,000 registrations and, as of 2018, surpassed one million registrations from over 230 countries, making it the fifth largest nTLD by zone size.[8] Based on an internal analysis by Radix, 65% of developed .online domains are in use by SMBs, while the company had generated over $13M in total revenue from the gTLD as of May 2020.[9]

In 2017, .ONLINE won the Best New gTLD Award at the Global Domain Summit in China.[citation needed]


This gTLD is used by an array of websites. In 2017, sold for $201,250 to become the largest new gTLD sale of its time.[10]


  1. ^ nTLD stats. greenSec GmbH.
  2. ^ "Time for new, daring domain names is now, here's why..." ITWeb. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  3. ^ Garber, Megan (2012-06-13). "Google Wants '.LOL' and Other Stories From the Internet Land Rush of '12". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  4. ^ Priestley, Daniel (2019-04-16). "4 Lessons From an Entrepreneur Who Became a Self-Made Billionaire Before Turning 40". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  5. ^ "Radix Excited About Attention New Companies Built on Their TLDs Received at Web Summit 2017". Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  6. ^ "Turakhia brothers: Getting it right, time after time". Forbes India. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  7. ^ "Another 11 new gTLDs won at auction" Domain Incite. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  8. ^ ".ONLINE surpasses 1 million domains" Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  9. ^ ".ONLINE Becomes 5th New gTLD To Pass 1 Million Registrations, and Radix's First" Archived 2018-11-23 at the Wayback Machine DomainPulse. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  10. ^ "Radix scores with selling for $201,250" The Domains. Retrieved 2020-05-15.