Find answers to frequently asked questions about .app domain names.
What Is the .app Domain?
.app is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) intended for individuals or companies that want to create a website to market their desktop or mobile apps. It was a part of ICANN’s New gTLD Program, which introduced new TLDs to the domain name system.
Google purchased the .app domain ending in 2015, making it its official registry.
The company enlisted the TLD in the HSTS preload list, making HTTPS required for all .app websites to load on most browsers. Registrants don’t need to do individual HSTS registration or configuration, but they must install an SSL certificate to enable the protocol.
For this reason, .app is considered a more secure domain extension compared to other TLDs.
Who Uses .app Domain Names?
.app domain registrants are usually app developers or companies that offer their products or services via an application.
Generally, developers only enlist their software on app stores to get users to download it on their devices. However, they may also benefit from creating a website to drive traffic from search engines, insert trustworthy download links, share product-related news, and ask for feedback from their users.
Are .app Domain Names Only for Application Developers?
There are no restrictions on who can register .app domains. As long as you have an application to promote on your website, you’re good to purchase them.
Some users have also registered .app domains for other websites – for example, online resumes and restaurant reservation sites.
Is .app a Top-level Domain?
Yes. .app is a generic top-level domain like .com and .net, meaning that it has no associations with any geographical region.
How Much Does a .app Domain Name Cost?
At Hostinger, a .app domain name costs RM 0.00 for the first year of registration. If you wish to renew it, you’ll need to pay RM 0.00/year.
Registering a .app address only takes a few steps:
1. Scroll up to the domain checker and search for a unique domain with the .app TLD.
2. Pay for your purchase and sign up for a Hostinger account.
3. Insert the domain registration details.
4. Verify the ownership of your new domain name via email.
5. Congratulations – the .app address is yours!
You can also get tools to protect your data – such as a free SSL certificate, which will encrypt the connection between your website and the web visitor’s browser. Domain privacy protection is also available.
Secure your brand new .app domain today and build success online. If you come across any trouble, our 24/7 Customer Success team is always ready to help.