Looking to buy .red, .blue and .pink domain names? Here are the registrars…

The New gTLDs .red, .blue and .pink launched today by Afilias. The .BLUE, .RED, .PINK general availability period opened at 16:00:00 UTC on April 17, 2014.

A lot of people complained that they couldn’t find what registrars are offering these 3 new gtlds. Visiting the official Afilias website is not very helpful.

Even going to http://www.afilias.info/pre-register gets you nowhere. The official websites for .red, .blue and .pink are subdomains of afilias.info but I can’t find a link to them anywhere.

Here are the links to the individual oficial websites: .red, .blue and .pink.

The 3 New gTLDs are offered by 43 registrars although I had trouble finding where to register the domains on a lot of them. See the list of registrars here: http://red.afilias.info/find-a-registrar. Go Daddy is not on the list but there a lot of good registrars listed.

β€œWith .BLUE, the sky is the limit! Practically any blue that reflects your Web personality is available to you,” said Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President and CMO, Afilias. β€œIf you just love the color blue or if you want it to enhance your business or brand, .BLUE is here for you.”

.BLUE, .RED and .PINK domains can be registered for up to 10 years at a time.

Did you get any domain colors today?

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

52 comments

  1. none, tried a few baby.blue, simply.blue, think.blue, buy.blue all registry reserved, I got other things to do, than do whois checks for reservations.

    These colors work better on the other side of the dot, so I will pass. They have already weeded out the good terms, and reserved them. I am just paying their bills with lesser terms.

  2. I’m delighted to say that the guy who placed an offer for one of my *blue.com domains, registered the corresponding *.blue πŸ˜€ Instant traffic for me.

  3. its hard to come up with ideas for these ones. all the ones i checked were reserved except 2 which were regged by someone else.

  4. When I try to do a whois check on domains via the official Afilias pages (by clicking “Domain Registrant Information”), it says whatever.red domain is not supported. Same for blue or pink.

  5. There is no way all the words left of the dot are taken with .blue .red and .pink,,,,,NO WAY. Looks like they are holding back like the others. tru.blue must have slipped through there hands, i have put in some real stupid words just to see and they are taken.
    IMO, this is all becoming very comical. Now i see go daddy has .roids that will be available soon. If this was the first of April i would think that was a April fools joke.
    I still have not bought one of the new extensions, but i will pass on what i find good or bad.

  6. I got 2 colorful domains

    – RedGreen.Blue
    – Social.Pink

    Leave your comment or compliment

    • @subnash

      as a friend, stop buying such nonsense

      RedGreen.Blue ???!! you will never find a buyer for this. not in this and not in parallel universe

      creditcard.pink ? what is that
      creditcard.institute for example is still free

      some of my own rules:
      – only buy oneword domains !!!
      – only buy keyword domains !!! (use googletrends and seo tools)
      – only buy domains which match and makes sense in a perfect way with the gtld and only if its sounds good and everybody will remember it !!!
      – dont buy after golive. use the time for next gtlds

      Subnash, if u like, write a mail to info@royal.domains and we will share tips together

      • Royal I appreciate your comments and suggestion but let you know the reasons why did i buy them

        – RedGreen.Blue ( RGB – Red Green Blue )( see wikipedia link – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB_color_model )

        * We cant manipulate the series RGB

        * Confusing Words “Color & Colour” , “Center & Centre” Konstantinos registered Colour.Blue

        * I agree with you even I prefer one word domains but sometimes it becomes mandatory to use dual or series words

        – CreditCard.Pink ( I preferred to register CreditCard.Blue & CreditCard.Red but its got registered then I search for “Pink Credit Card” then I searched on google I come across following links

        http://www.mcgrathpinkvisa.com.au/
        http://promo.bankofamerica.com/komen/
        http://creditcardforum.com/blog/pink-credit-card/

        * Honestly speaking I am convinced with RGB ie redgreen.blue domain but not creditcard.pink its risky attempt and as per my analysis very minute to get buyer

        Note: I am not pretend myself that my conclusion of registering domain is right thats the reason I am here to share my views and follow the suggestion to save money investing on junk domains.

      • I see I see and I have to say that you investigated very well !
        looks like you are downloaded the internet like me πŸ˜‰

        everyone got his own strategie

        in the first two weeks I bought a lot of shit,
        and now, I only have money to go straight.

        and i know, I will make mistakes again
        last week I tried to grab a .democrat by landrush and what happened, it will end in an auction and for sure i will loose the fees ( w00t ? -.- )

    • Konstantinos Zournas just beware with 101domain because I am cheated by them they registered domain redgreen.blue with privacy protection default pointing to ns1.sedoparking.com & ns2.sedoparking.com but now its showing as a follows

      Domain Name:REDGREEN.BLUE
      Domain ID: D52615982-LRMS
      Creation Date: 2014-04-18T07:31:05Z
      Updated Date: 2014-04-18T07:33:59Z
      Registry Expiry Date: 2015-04-18T07:31:05Z
      Sponsoring Registrar:eNom, Inc. (R126-LRMS)
      Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 48
      WHOIS Server:
      Referral URL:
      Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
      Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited
      Domain Status: addPeriod
      Registrant ID:160dab7b799820fe
      Registrant Name:WhoisGuard Protected
      Registrant Organization:WhoisGuard, Inc.
      Registrant Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
      Registrant City:Panama
      Registrant State/Province:Panama
      Registrant Postal Code:00000
      Registrant Country:PA
      Registrant Phone:+507.8365503
      Registrant Phone Ext:
      Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
      Registrant Fax Ext:
      Registrant Email:
      Admin ID:673d96aaff588b23
      Admin Name:WhoisGuard Protected
      Admin Organization:WhoisGuard, Inc.
      Admin Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
      Admin City:Panama
      Admin State/Province:Panama
      Admin Postal Code:00000
      Admin Country:PA
      Admin Phone:+507.8365503
      Admin Phone Ext:
      Admin Fax: +51.17057182
      Admin Fax Ext:
      Admin Email:
      Tech ID:673d96aaff588b23
      Tech Name:WhoisGuard Protected
      Tech Organization:WhoisGuard, Inc.
      Tech Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
      Tech City:Panama
      Tech State/Province:Panama
      Tech Postal Code:00000
      Tech Country:PA
      Tech Phone:+507.8365503
      Tech Phone Ext:
      Tech Fax: +51.17057182
      Tech Fax Ext:
      Tech Email:
      Name Server:NS1.SEDOPARKING.COM
      Name Server:NS2.SEDOPARKING.COM
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      DNSSEC:Unsigned

      * In this regard I raised ticket to resolve the issue but they respond saying domain registration got denied and registered by some other entity and processed to refund the domain cost.

      * You can see the name server pointing to ns1.sedoparking.com & ns2.sedoparking.com I know its not mandatory proof to discuss on this point if they want they can change name server in seconds.

      * I registered all new gtlds with godaddy or directi due to not availability of .blue .pink .red .shiksha domain registration from godaddy I registered as a new member with 101domain to register couple of domains but ultimately they play around with me.

      * I request you to guide me in this regard I got print shots and proof when did I placed an order with time, date and payment mode.

      • Send me any screenshots you have.
        Thanks

      • provide me email id I send whatever I got proofs, emails, complaint tickets, payment methods
        Thanks

      • blue -at- bluepixel -dot- com

        Actually I am looking to see the domain name registered at 101domain. Do you have that?

      • Present domain status in my 101domain control panel

        Domain Name – redgreen.blue
        Country – Blue
        Expiration –
        Paid Until –
        Status – Denied
        Auto Renew – No

        Here I am sending my first ticket which I raised as soon as I placed order with 101domain as follows

        ——– 18 Apr 2014 07:00 UTC ——————–
        Just now I have paid amount Rs1149.22 for redgreen.blue domain registration for 1 year details as follows
        Merchant Website : my.101domain.in
        Date : 2014-04-18 12:22:28
        Merchant Reference Number : EXT42268
        EBS Payment ID : 24499632
        Payment Mode : Master Card Debit Card
        Amount : 1149.22
        Customer Name : Subhash Vadapally
        Customer Email : info@redefineweb.com
        Status : SUCCESS

        I request you to register the above mention domain as soon as possible
        thanking you in advance
        subhash v
        ——————————————————————–

        See the domain creation date: 2014-04-18T07:31:05Z and see the time above when did I paid amount to 101domain 18 Apr 2014 07:00 UTC almost 31 minutes difference.

        * Honestly speaking Konstantinos Zournas I am confused whats going on with me because Sponsoring Registrar for the domain redgreen.blue showing eNom, Inc.

      • Yes, I now understand what is going on.

        101domain lost the pre-registration to Enom.
        But 101domain lists all pre-orders on their control panel weather they are successful or not.
        This one was not hence the status: denied.

        The fact that the buyer uses the same sedo nameservers confused you a little but it is just a coincidence.
        A lot of domainers still use Sedo. (I don’t understand why…)

      • Again Sorry to say Konstantinos Zournas may be you excuse them but I dont because in business no place for excuse or apologies.

        Let say after domain registration if I ask 101domain to cancel the order and refund the domain cost is it possible for them to refund.

        I work hard day and night to grab catchy domains and if I lost them because of registrar mistake then who is going to fill my loss.

        This is not the first time I had bad experience with 101domain previously I lost around 2000$ in .asia landrush because of net4.in (indian registrar) and they failed to register single domain.

        After domain registration confirmation from net4 within couple of days domains disappeared from control panel.

        Now you tell me negligence in business is excusable I feel if they cant handle business its better not to enter into business or else because of their mistakes customer suffer.

      • I don’t say it’s excusable. If you don’t like them then you can simply not use them.
        I try to make orders more than 24 hours before the release.

      • Sorry to say Konstantinos Zournas I dont accept 101domain lost the pre-registration to Enom because I place order on 18 Apr 2014 07:00 UTC at 101domain and see the domain registration time 2014-04-18 07:31:05 UTC at eNom its almost 31 Minutes ahead. See what they (101domain) respond to my ticket regarding domain name registration
        =====================================
        Dear Subhash,

        Firstly we apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment that you experienced in dealing with our domain services recently. We assure you that your complaint and feedback will give the opportunity to remedy any problem that may exist and help to improve our services further. We also note your feedback on availability of information regarding our products and services as well as the service levels & assure you that we have taken the necessary steps to remedy the situations.

        Once again, please accept our sincere apologies and we look forward to serve you better.

        Should you require any further assistance, you are welcome to contact us.

        Kind regards,

        Domain Support
        101domain, Inc.
        ======================================

        * I agree with you Konstantinos Zournas if I am late or place order after registration.

        * Before I place any domain registration order I cross check its availability or premium then I place an order. Similarly I did same before placing redgreen.blue order I cross checked then I placed order honestly speaking its 100% cheating and they agreed their mistake in their reply.

      • The most probable thing that happened is that the 101domain pre-order did not work.
        It has happened to me a couple of time when I ordered too close to the GA time.

      • Have you happened to change anything on your account recent;y, such as registrant info? After changing a credit card address, I noticed that what should have been instant GA registrations were taking hours on 101 when others were doing it in one second. When I inquired, I got this response:

        “Greetings,

        Thank you for your reply. Our system was detecting certain inconsistencies about the account, such as mailing and billing addresses, which delayed the order processing. We have added your account to the list of approved accounts, to speed up the process.

        Once again we apologize for the inconveniences and if there is you have any other questions or concerns please let us know, we will be glad to assist you.

        Thank you for using 101domain.”

        So you may want to call and check that there are no inconsistencies.

      • Its not too close GA time Zournas I waited couple of hours the day I placed order when I placed an order I cross checked domain availability and surprising thing is sedo approved domain for parking without ownership confirmation sedo wont approve for parking. Domain RedGreen.Blue is in my sedo domain management. I lost one unique domain because of 101domain which is not tolerable going to post article on top blogs.

      • You are wrong about Sedo. Sedo is broken.

  7. I am too late for the following .red domains

    – expi.red
    – transfer.red
    – delive.red
    – sha.red

    * search for words ending “red” you find more

  8. ancho.red
    moo.red
    prewi.red
    deflowe.red
    wallpape.red
    unai.red
    unexplo.red
    embroide.red
    sucke.red
    zippe.red

  9. Thanks for the idea everyone.

  10. I’m not sure how well color domains will do compared to extensions with meaning like .foundation. I’ve heard some Canadians are using .red as an alternative to .ca (as red is one of the national colors), but I doubt that will catch on. I’m not surprised at all that some registrars aren’t bothering to carry .pink ,blue or .red domains.

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