"Cute" in Japanese: Moe-Domains
ICANN's preparations for the launch of New Top Level Domains are in progress. The Moe-Domains are in Golive since July 2014.
What is Moe? The registry explains:
"The word 'moe' began as a buzzword for a subculture of 'otaku' (most closely related English term: “geek”) in Japan in the 90’s. Originally derived from the verb 'moeru' which means to bud, or to sprout, 'moe' is often used to describe a feeling of excitement towards some object or character, mainly in animation, manga (Japanese comic books), and video games. It has often been used to mean a particular type of 'adorable' or 'cute' towards fictional characters and was originally used in relattion to a type of fascination with fantasy."
The registry continues:"Today, the word takes on a more expansive meaning somewhat deviating from just the adoration of the fantastical. One can feel or experience 'moe' or 'burning passion' for all kinds of things, not just animation, or fantasy characters. For example, one can express a feeling of 'moe' when looking at a cute puppy or kitten. In fact, there are even individuals who express their fascination for architecture using the term 'moe'. 'Moe' is a very versatile word that can be used as a noun, a verb, and even an adjective."
In other words: When American or English youngsters would say "cute", Japanese youngsters say "moe".
Here you can pre-register your name among the most important New Top Level Domains like the moe-domain. Pre-registration is free, but binding. If we secure the name you would like for you, you must pay the domain fee. Initially, we have set the domain fee at 60 US-Dollars per year.
You can choose which domains you would like using our lists. Click on the link to go to the order page of the most important New Top Level domains or search at the alphabetical list of the New Top Level Domains. You can also use our search engine to browse.