About .ART

.ART is the only domain zone created specifically for the global creative community. With .ART individual artists, galleries, museums, art projects, corporate collections and art media can register a clear and concise web address, that instantly declares their values and expertise to the world.

Our mission is to support the artistic community, protect and strengthen digital identity of its members and generate value from art. .ART fosters creativity in a variety of forms through sponsorship of innovation in art and tech industries, managing various awards and special projects. By joining .ART you will expand your boundaries. You will unleash your art online and become a part of a growing network of creatives.

Why choose .ART?
BRANDING
.ART is the ultimate signifier of belonging to the art world, with the word “art” being universally understood and integrated in all languages.
BETTER SEARCH RESULTS
The relevance of words in the domain name and extension improve website search results for specific keywords.
AVAILABILITY AND MEMORABILITY
.ART provides a wide choice of short, memorable and numerical domain names.
BEING PART OF THE FUTURE
.ART is on the leading edge of a growing digital aesthetics trend.
MORE THAN JUST A DOMAIN ZONE
.ART has a mission: to invent new and exciting digital services in the name of art and creativity.
IT SIMPLY LOOKS AWESOME
Life should be about having fun too. .ART yourself!
How we got here
The beginning
12/2016
The beginning
12/2016
.ART was launched among other 2000 gTLDs as part of ICANN’s program of internet expansion. .ART was in the top-3 most contested domain extensions.
Preferred Access Period
02/2017
Preferred Access Period
02/2017
Following its core principle “right name to the right hands”, .ART launches preferred access period. Prominent institutions, individuals and brands have claimed their .ART names in order to protect their image from fraudulent actions. Among them were TATE, Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Sotheby’s, Hauser & Wirth, Beyoncé, Banksy, Fondation Cartier, Rolex, BMW, Apple, Google, Whatsapp, AXA, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Everyone welcome
05/2017
Everyone welcome
05/2017
Since .ART became available to general public, the majority of sales goes to creative individuals, and about a quarter – to companies. The speed of registrations is steadily rising.
Hello, China!
01/2018
Hello, China!
01/2018
.ART started operation in China, having received licenses and support from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Our team promptly organized a trip through various Chinese provinces and cities to establish representative ties.
Now
Now
With offices in Los Angeles, Moscow and Beijing, the .ART team is headquartered in London. .ART is among the top 20 fastest growing domain zones, proving the universal value of art. To date we have adopters in 148 countries, but we are always looking to expand our boundaries even further!
50 000+
Creatives joined us
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