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How to Register a .BOT Domain
There are many reasons why registering your bot with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is beneficial for visibility and credibility. Let’s dive into the benefits of registering your bot with AWS.
July 20, 2022
Whether you are launching a bot online or simply looking for a way to popularize a bot you have already built and launched, getting your own .BOT domain should be a top priority.
Launched in 2017, this top-level domain from Amazon provides your bot with an identity. Anyone who owns, operates, or manages bots published using a supported tool, such as Amazon Lex, Dialogflow, Pushup, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Pandorabots, can validate a bot and register a .BOT domain.
Let’s dive into the benefits of registering your .BOT domain.
Benefits of Registering Your .BOT Domain
There are many reasons why registering your .BOT domain is beneficial for visibility and credibility. Here are a few of them:
Having your own .BOT domain makes your bot or company stand out. Your unique .BOT name is easier to find online and signals that you’re part of a growing community of developers using .BOT to showcase their technology.
.BOT domains lend credibility to your bot and your company because bots must go through a validation process in order to obtain a .BOT domain.
How to Register a .BOT Domain
Now that you know the benefits of registering a .BOT domain, let us guide you through how to actually secure a .BOT domain.
First, you need to find your preferred domain name on Get.bot, just like any other domain name registration. If your preferred name is already taken, another name will need to be chosen. It is important to keep in mind that the longer you wait to register your domain, the fewer choices in domain name you may have.
It is important to keep in mind that the longer you take to register your domain, the fewer choices in domain name you may have.
Second, your bot must be validated. Before you can do this, you will need to sign into your Amazon account. Don’t have one? Signing up is easy and can be done in a few moments.
To start validating your bot, choose a development tool from the dropdown menu. At present, there are six development tools listed on Get.bot (Amazon Lex, Dialogflow, Pushup, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Pandorabots), but the menu is constantly being updated, and new tools may soon be added.
After selecting the tool, click on the Validate button.
Next, find your validation key on your bot development tool under Settings. You will need to provide this key to Amazon. If you cannot find your validation key, reach out to your development tool provider or Amazon for assistance.
With the validation key in hand, click the “I have my validation key” button and enter the key in the provided field.
It is important to note that validation can fail. If it does, make sure to determine what caused the failure. It may be because there is a bot ownership mismatch or the name on the bot development tool does not match your name. It may also be caused by a connection error or because your bot was not recognized during registration. If the latter happens, contact Amazon for assistance.
If you used an unsupported tool to build your bot, you can still get a .Bot domain, but you’ll need to submit it to Amazon for manual validation.
Once your bot is recognized, you will be asked if you want to continue your registration or to register another bot. Choosing the first option will redirect you to purchasing options, while choosing the latter will take you back to the validation step.
After you are done reviewing your purchase options, go ahead and hit purchase. Congratulations! You now own your very own .Bot domain.
Popular AWS Bots
Many bots have already found a home on Amazon domains. Here are a few examples.
1. Xenon (xenon.bot) Is the first bot to offer server templates on Discord. The bot offers other services, such as server backup, archiving, cloning, and synchronization.
2. MEE6 (mee6.bot) is a Discord bot that provides a suite of features to enhance Discord servers. Features include creating custom commands and automating processes.
3. Moobot (moo.bot) acts as a Twitch bot that removes spam and other negative comments.
Get Your .Bot Domain Today
Whether your bot is ready for the spotlight or not, it’s time to give it an identity with its very own .Bot domain. Follow the example set by those who are already reaping the benefits of having a .Bot domain and register today.