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.PHARMACY is a secure and trustworthy top-level domain where consumers around the globe can be sure the medications they buy online are authentic and safe. Those interested in registering a .PHARMACY domain must first submit an application to NABP as all registrants within the .PHARMACY gTLD are vetted prior to registration to confirm that they meet all applicable regulatory standards.
What are the benefits of having a .PHARMACY domain name?
- Distinguish your online pharmacy, product, or service from thousands of rogue online drug sellers
- Contribute to the protection of public health by helping consumers find legitimate online pharmacies and pharmacy resources
- Enhance your brands by becoming part of an elite group
Just by seeing the .PHARMACY domain, your audience will know that your website is legitimate and operating legally and meets standards set by a global coalition that includes International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and NABP, which has supported the United States boards of pharmacy in their goal of protecting the public health since 1904.Who may register .PHARMACY domain names?
Pharmacies and pharmacy-related organizations worldwide meeting .PHARMACY program standards are eligible to register for a .PHARMACY domain name. Registrants in this global pharmacy community may include:
- Pharmacy Benefit Managers
- Prescription Drug Information and Pharmacy Referral Sites
- Prescription Drug Related Patient Advocacy and Consumer Education Sites
- Medical Professionals’ Offices
- Schools or Colleges of Pharmacy
- Continuing Pharmacy Education Providers
- Wholesale Drug Distributors
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Interested in obtaining a .pharmacy domain name for your organization? Here’s the process in three basic steps:
- First, apply to NABP for approval to register the domain name(s). This will incur an additional $975 per website review fee.
- NABP reviews your application, required supplemental documentation, and proposed website content, and processes fees. The application review process is expected to take 30 business days in most instances. A couple of items of note:
- Before beginning your application, review the program standards and read the application instructions. Understanding these documents will help ensure a smooth application process.
- All applicants seeking .pharmacy domains must be able to provide the content of the proposed .pharmacy site either via a site that is currently live or a staged site.
- NABP is in the process of creating relationships with regulatory agencies outside of the US. If a relationship has not been established in the country where your organization is located, NABP will contact you immediately to discuss how this may delay approval of your application.
- If your organization meets the program standards, NABP will grant your organization a secure, electronic token of approval. You will need to submit the token to EnCirca to register the domain.
Note: Because .PHARMACY is a highly-regulated TLD for a highly-regulated industry, the Registry has devised policies for consumer and registrant safety. Please review these standards at the Registry site: Program Standards.
More Info on Launch Phases
- Only for specific board name registrations
- $0 for 5-year registration
- Approved NABP Qualified Member Board Pharmacies will receive an approval token(s) from NABP to register during this period.
- Special: $750 for 1 year, new registrations
- Regular registration: $1,049 for 1 year
- Any member of the pharmacy community may submit an application. Approved applicants will receive a token(s) and then may register.
- Note: Approval tokens expire within 60 days of receipt. If the tokens are not used within 60 days, the approved domain name will return to the pool of available domain names.
- .PHARMACY Program Standards