Everyone will be allowed to register .place domains (again).
Domain name company Donuts is making .place a generic domain again.
In 2018, the company partnered with Geo.Network to use .place domains in its geofencing platform.
Donuts said at the time, “The TLD .PLACE will now be used exclusively for end users (people, businesses and other organizations) who wish to create, name and assign specific rules and permissions for their geofences.”
The company restricted .place registrations to people using them with the geofencing platform.
It doesn’t seem to have taken off; there are only about 3,500 registered .place domains.
On June 1, Donuts will remove the restrictions. People will be able to use .place domains just like other domains.
Donuts will continue its partnership with Geo.Network. .Place domains can be registered for geofencing applications or for regular websites.
Retail prices should be about $10 for the domains. It should compete well with other generic extensions like .site and .online.