Donuts Releases Over 200,000 Two Character Domain Names

donutsDonuts is releasing today, September 9, 207,300 two character domain names. (LL ,LN, NL, NN)

The two character domains include letter-letter, letter-number, number-letter and number-number combinations (for example, “A1” or “US” or “CO”).

Please note that not all letter-letter combinations are going to be released. This is because not all countries have replied if they all allow their respective ccTLDs to be sold as domain names in the New gTLD namespace.

Among select Donuts’ gTLDs, certain ccTLD labels like “de” and “jp” are available to pre-register, while others like “it” and “my” are not.  Some clarification and information about this issue from ICANN’s website states that ICANN:

“has been working towards developing a process to permit registries to request the release of two-character ASCII labels at the second-level for registration to 3rd parties and activation in the DNS pursuant to Section 2 of Specification 5. That process is now final and available. For all digit/digit, letter/digit and digit/letter two-character ASCII labels, because this category has been determined not to raise significant security, stability or competition concerns and has received no objections from governments, country code top-level domain managers, and members of the technical community or rights holders, ICANN has authorized their release for all registries.

Donuts will offer registrations via the Early Access Program (EAP) for the first seven days of their availability as they anticipate significant interest for these highly coveted addresses. Early Access Program (EAP) starts today.

EAP commences today at 16:00 UTC (11:00 a.m. US Eastern Standard Time) and ends in a week from now, also at 16:00 UTC. Each week a series of Donuts gTLD launches, EAP will begin at 16:00 UTC on Wednesday and close at 16:00 UTC the following Wednesday.

Go Daddy’s early access prices are $12,539.99 for day one, $3,164.99 for day two, $1,239.99 for day three, $689.99 for day four and $189.99 for days five to seven. After day seven the regular registration cost applies.

Many of the domain names are considered premiums and carry an expensive registration and renewal price. That is on top of any EAP fee that paid one-off.

Here is a list of all (?) Donuts extensions. I got the list from the collision releases from this summer:

Launch Date Category  Top-level domains
June 10, 2015 Photography .PHOTOGRAPHY, .CAMERA, .PHOTOS,
June 24, 2015 Generic and Fun .COOL, .WTF, .ZONE, .GUIDE, .PLACE, .FAIL,
July 1, 2015 Technology .COMPUTER, .EMAIL, .CODES, .SYSTEMS,
July 8, 2015 Education .EDUCATION, .ACADEMY, .UNIVERSITY, .TIPS,
July 15, 2015 Food and Goods .RESTAURANT, .PIZZA, .COFFEE, .RECIPES,
July 22, 2015 Shopping .DIRECT, .CHEAP, .DEALS, .TIENDA, .GIFTS,
July 29, 2015 Property .CONDOS, .HOUSE, .ESTATE, .LAND, .VILLAS,
August 5, 2015 Building .SUPPLY, .SUPPLIES, .CONTRACTORS,
August 12, 2015 Services .CAB, .LIMO, .PLUMBING, .LIGHTING,
August 19, 2015 Healthcare .HEALTHCARE, .FITNESS, .VISION, .CARE,
August 26, 2015 Financial .CAPITAL, .EXCHANGE, .FINANCIAL,
September 2, 2015 Travel .VACATIONS, .VIAJES, .REISEN, .VOYAGE,
September 9, 2015 Two characters

About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.


  1. Will be great to know for which domain extensions exactly and for each one know the registration and renewal price.

  2. All of the domains are marked premium, the lowest price I have seen is $129

  3. Saw some LL for $15.90 at Uniregistry. Before you go on a shopping spree, decide what you’ll do with these domains.

  4. which extension for LL is $15.90? can anyone list all the ‘cheap’ LL extensions?

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