Starting Dot is a new registry managing a portfolio of community top-level domains.

Founded in October 2011 in Paris, Starting Dot is developing a portfolio of 3 new Top Level Domain names (TLDs) dedicated to major industries: .ARCHI (architecture), .BIO and .SKI. Starting Dot's strategy is to focus on TLDs dedicated to SME categories for which a direct correlation between their trade and their domain name is of the utmost importance.

Latest News

February 12, 2015
Starting Dot passed the 10,000-Domain threshold

Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 11, 2015 — Starting Dot, the registry operator for new generic top-level domains (new gTLD) .BIO, .ARCHI & .SKI, announced today that the company has achieved a significant milestone for a young registry operator in the gTLD space: this week its two available gTLDs .BIO and .ARCHI passed the 10,000 registrations milestone [...]

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January 5, 2015
Starting Dot wishes you a Happy New Year 2015!

We would like to wish all our business partners and all our colleagues in our communities a New Year of great health, rich relationships and abundant success! We’ve experienced incredible growth ourselves this past year, opening two new gTLDs and growing our industry footprint. We have closed the 2014 year in a big way with [...]

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Upcoming events

Starting Dot at Domain Pulse 2015

Starting Dot will attend Domain Pulse 2015 (Berlin, 26-27 February), the domain name industry event organised by Denic, NicAT and Switch. Godefroy Jordan will speak on the panel ‘Promise kept? New gTLDs and the “revolution of the Internet”: a discussion among operators and registrars‘ (Thursday 26 February 2015 around 10am). More information on

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Starting Dot at BIOFACH 2015

The Starting Dot team will be participating in BIOFACH 2015 in Nuremberg (Germany), the world largest organic trade show, to be held on the 8th – 14th February 2015. Starting Dot and .bio will be present on IFOAM Café (hall 1/booth 1-447). Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to arrange to [...]

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