FAQ

We have everything you need to create a video website instantly. If you create your own Vlog Channel with Your.Tube, you will be selecting the fastest way to get your website up and running with video content. Instant setup, customizable templates (first choose one of our fully configured templates and then add your own twist by customizing with your logos, favicons and images, to make it truly unique), great add-ons like banners so you can get up and running and begin monetizing in minutes.

TUBE is the universal slang for video, and .TUBE a powerful domain and marketing tool that will inform your audience you mean video. We have developed a set of tools that make .TUBE domain names stand out from the rest and that are seamless for creators and youtubers because they complement their YouTube channel, they are the perfect YouTube® companion. These include YouTube® redirect that lets youtubers use their .TUBE domain as a vanity name for their YouTube channel; a Vlog creator that allows youtubers and creators to curate channels using videos that are already online; a short URL tool that allows youtubers and creators to build a branded distribution network for their videos. Also. .TUBE domains are SEO friendly, so creators and YouTubers can position their content better on all search engines.

Yes, whether you redirect to your YouTube® channel or build a new VLOG using your videos, a .TUBE domain name will help your website Rank well on search engines using our SEO fields and video sitemap. Also, by associating your Vlog to your Google Analytics account, you can track visitor behavior and demographics on top of the statistics that our tools provide. You will not only own your users but you will have all the demographics and information you need to make better marketing decisions.

If you use your .TUBE domain name to create a Vlog Channel, you will be able to place advertisement on our built-in templates and monetize your content. Aware of the limitations that YouTube® imposes on creators when it comes to monetizing their content, we are constantly devising tools to assist you in making money out of your videos. So on your Clog Channel you can Make Money from advertisements using Google Adsense and Other Ad Networks, affiliate marketing where you can make money every time someone buys a product you are promoting on your website and increased sales that are the result of promoting your product, service or ecommerce on your video blog.

When you create a Vlog, you can automatically add your social media using our sharing buttons. Users can easily share videos on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn as well as links all the social channels to the VLOG. By promoting your domain name and short links on your social media, your channel will gain credibility and your users will understand that your links carry trusted content.

Yes, real-time statistics, including most viewed videos and top performing categories are included in our three services; YouTube® redirect that will measure the traffic sent by the domain to your channel; The Vlog curator will measure also the most viewed videos and top performing categories; finally, each short link you generate will also have traffic and demographic statistics that will help you know your audience.

We have implemented the most secure protocols across our platform and are constantly making backups of your channel and links to assure a 99.9% uptime, both for the domain name and the platform. Your.Tube is hosted in AWS, the most reliable internet platform in the world so you must not worry If your channel grows, we have you covered. GoDaddy is the registry service provider for the domain name .TUBE so the two leaders (Amazon and GoDaddy) provide the infrastructure for the smooth operation of your channel. You can also add additional safety features to your domain like SSL, privacy or e-mail all of which will make you and your clients feel safer and they will make you look more professional. More about this in the Domain Name section.

If you are a proficient programmer and dominate HTML, you have the freedom to add external scripts including third-party ad networks, analytical tools, and widgets to further enhance the uniqueness and functionality of your Vlog and increase the chances to monetize your content.

One of the beauties of building your own Vlog Channel is that it will be all yours, the .TUBE brand will not appear anywhere. On your YouTube® channel, the YouTube® logo is displayed predominantly so no matter how you fix your channel, people will always know it is a rented space inside the YouTube® construct. Your .TUBE channel will look yours, people will understand you own your space and fix it your way.

.TUBE is the only commercially available domain in the world that has a trademark for classes 38, 41, 42, 45 and 46. What this means is that everything you do with your domain is protected by our trademark. In other words, if one of our clients owns a trademark (i.e Rammstein®), we own the trademark .tube®, so, Rammstein.tube® automatically becomes a branded web address. All original content posted by Rammstein on Rammstein.Tube® will be protected under our trademark. This is a feature than not even mighty .COM is available to offer.

If you need any help with your domain, Vlog Channel or short links, we have a support team that is ready to help 24 hours a day 365 days per year (and every four years 366 days).

If you already own a .TUBE domain name you can point it to our servers and enjoy our services;

– Redirect to your YouTube channel,

– Curate your own channel and

– Create Short Links to all your videos.

To use your domain name in Your.Tube you must follow these steps:

  • Create an account in Your.Tube
  • Add the domain name to your account
  • Approve and Checkout
  • The system will provide an IP address and TXT record
  • Enter those values in the DNS settings of your domain at the registrar
  • After a few minutes, the system will verify your domain
  • Once verified by our systems, you will be able to use your domain to
    1. redirect to your YouTube channel
    2. curate your own channel
    3. create short links to our videos

When you sign up to our service, you get a .TUBE domain name free. Alternatively, you can purchase your .tube domain online in any of our accredited registrars. If you purchase your domain at your.tube, the domain will be automatically configured to interact with our systems. If you buy it with any of our accredited registrars, you can configure the DNS of your domain to point to us and our system will validate it and let you hang our systems to your domain name.

No, the youtube redirect, vlog curator and short link creator only work with .TUBE domain names. The three are proprietary tools design to interact and enable only .TUBE domain names. You can probably replicate the functionality of our bundle by combining other systems like Bit.ly for short links and Wix to create a website, but the only domain name in the world that offers a development platform for creators and YouTubers is .TUBE.

If you sign up to Your.Tube and get our bundle, you get the domain name included for free. If you buy in one of our accredited registrars, prices for a .tube domain name vary from registrar to registrar, but the price is competitive with the prices for other popular domain terminations. Please note that only domain names that are listed under “general availability” are fully included in our service. If you need a premium domain name (for instance Vegas.Tube) you need to contact us and check availability. A full list of reserved and premium names is available here.

Typically, registrars will allow you to register domain names for 1, 2, 5 or up to 10 years.

The minimum number of characters in a .tube domain is 1 and the maximum number is 63 not including the .tube suffix. Every domain must contain at least two letters or numbers from a-z or “A to Z” and 0-9 in standard US ASCII script or one IDN character in non ASCII script. No domain can begin or end with a hyphen. The .tube naming conventions are described in detail in the Acceptable Use Policy.

.Tube has a WHOIS service that enables you retrieve information on availability of .tube domains and, if they are already taken, on the name holders. The WHOIS service may be accessed HERE. Through the registrars, individuals may opt out of displaying their information on WHOIS by contracting a proxy service to hide some of their contact details.

You can renew your domain through your current provider. They may also have an option that you can set the domain to “auto-renew” every year.

You can transfer to a different provider before the expiry date of your domain. Performing a transfer will typically add a year to your registration term. Please check with your registrar on pricing for transferring .tube names. Click here if you wish to transfer your domain name to our platform.

Your domain may have been auto-renewed by your provider. Check the “Expiry Date” in the WHOIS. If this is in the future, then your domain has been renewed and it is likely that your provider has already taken payment for this. If the expiry date is in the past, please contact your provider as soon as possible to renew before the name is deleted.

Your domain may still be in the redemption period, during which you as the domain owner may be able to redeem it depending on your regsitrars policies and procedures. Domains in redemption will have a “Pending Delete” status in the WHOIS. If this is the case, you should contact your provider to discuss the possibility of redemption. This will incur a premium fee, but your provider will be able to advise fully on this. If the domain is no longer listed in the WHOIS it is available for general registration and you can repurchase it as a new registration.

Even though a domain has passed its expiry date it may still be renewed by the domain owner at any time during the 45-day auto-renewal period, or during the 30-day redemption period following a deletion. Unless a domain is expressly deleted by a registrar, it renews automatically for another year at the end of the 45-day period following its expiration.

If the current owner does not wish to renew the domain, the registrar issues a deletion and changes the WHOIS status to “Pending Delete”. If the owner doesn’t request restoration of the domain within 30 days of this redemption period, the domain is kept in a 5-day deletion period, and then released for re-registration. In summation, a domain name may be released for anyone to register in a period between 35 and 80 days after its expiration.

 

Managing your .tube domain

What can I store in my .tube?

Your .tube is your very own digital address. You can store the following information in your .tube and you can see an example at http://www.get.tube

 

Publish contact and content records

Add PDF documents

Add Promotional product/service offers

Add Images and Video

Sell Products and services via a PayPal interface

Add custom design

Add an image advert.

What are the restrictions for using my .tube?

Please consult the Acceptable Use Policy for details on how .tube domains should be used.

You can sell or transfer a .tube domain to a different registrar after 60 days from the date of registration. Within the same registrar, you can transfer domains within the 60 day period after original purchase. After 60 days since the registration date you may contact your registrar to transfer your .tube domain as required. You can only transfer a domain name if it’s current with all the payments and before it expires.

You can transfer an active .tube domain to a your.tube or visceversa, transfer a domain name from Your.Tube to any other accredited registrar of your choice. Because services may differ, check that your prospective registrar provides the services you may require. You must obtain a unique authorization code (auth) from your current registrar and initiate the transfer through the new registrar of your choice. Please be informed that it is the obligation of your current registrar to provide you the auth code; We can onegistered in Your.Tube. .TUBE cannot provide AUTH codes of names that were registered with other registrars, the .TUBE registry is not in a position to issue this code for you.

.TUBE nor Your.Tube provide refunds for .tube domains to domain holders. Please check whether your registrar has a refund policy.

The .tube domain names are subject to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which establishes a procedure for resolving certain trademark disputes relating to domain names. You can also seek redress in the court. Please get a qualified legal advice to determine the appropriate venue for resolution of your dispute.

If you already own a .TUBE domain name you can point it to our servers and enjoy our services;

Redirect to your YouTube channel,
Curate your own channel and
Create Short Links to all your videos.
To use your domain name in
Your.Tube you must follow these steps:

  1. Create an account in Your.Tube
  2. Add the domain name to your account
  3. Approve and Checkout
  4. The system will provide an IP address and TXT record
  5. Enter those values in the DNS settings of your domain at the registrar
  6. After a few minutes, the system will verify your domain
  7. Once verified by our systems, you will be able to use your domain to
    1. redirect to your YouTube channel
    2. curate your own channel
    3. create short links to our videos