Domain specific policies and practices

Various registries have policies for things like citizenship or residency requirements, and procedures that must be followed for things like registrations, transfers, and payments. You'll find that documentation and information listed below.


.AT

Policies:

  • Available to anyone.
  • Registrar and registrant transfers require confirmation from the registrant, either by replying to a confirmation email from the registry or with a fax confirmation.
  • There is no charge for registrant transfers, and the registration term does not change.
  • Completed registrar transfers add one year to the registration term.
  • Domains that are not renewed are removed from SRS 30 days prior to expiry. They remain active at the registry until the expiration date, at which point they are deleted at the registry.
  • From 29 days before the expiration date through 59 days after the expiration date, domains can be restored at the registry using an undelete command. If the undelete command is sent before the domain reaches the expiration date, the domain will automatically be renewed at the expiration date.
  • Cancelling an AT name requires signed documentation from the registrant.

Forms:


 .ASIA

Policies:

  • Available only to legal entities within the Pan-Asia and Asia-Pacific region (defined by ICANN as Asia/Australia/Pacific region; see http://www.icann.org/montreal/geo-regions-topic.htm)
  • In order to activate a .ASIA domain, you must provide at least 2 functional nameservers.

 .AU

The .AU registry is administered by auDA, The Australian Domain Name Administrator. Tucows (Australia) Pty Limited (ABN 38 144 482 002 / ACN 144482002) is an auDA Accredited .AU Registrar.

Registered Address:

Level 11, 1 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Mailing address:

Tucows Inc., 96 Mowat Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 3M1

Policies and FAQs

.AU Complaints Handling Policy

Tierra Hosting Compliance provides assistance with problems or requests surrounding .AU domains. To file a complaint regarding your .AU domain, email compliance@tierrahosting.com. We'll respond immediately to confirm receipt of your complaint and respond within two (2) business days.

The .AU Domain Name Suppliers' Code of Practice and the auDA Consumer Information outlines your rights surrounding disputes and the ability to lodge complaints.

Other Information

Cancellation Policy

  • Upon registration or renewal, there is a 3 calendar day grace period during which the transaction may be cancelled.
  • Outside of this three-day window, you are free to cancel your domain name registration at any time by notifying us via e-mail at compliance@tierrahosting.com.
  • Your registration of a domain name may also be subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer should you be found to violate any term of our Exhibit A end user agreement, located at https://tierrahosting.com/?g=docs/contracts/exhibita.htm.

Service Level Agreement

  • We aim to provide 100% uptime for our registration and management systems, save for planned internal maintenance windows or registry outages. When our registration systems are taken out of service for maintenance or care, we aim to provide a minimum of seven days advance notice and not exceed four hours.

Additional Registry Requirements

  • auDA, the registry operator for .AU, has several additional requirements registrars and resellers of .AU domains are required to comply with:
  • Reseller must identify themselves as a reseller of .AU domain names during their purchase process.
  • Registrars must send registrants the domains'a authorization code upon registration, as well as a certificate of registration. Both of these are sent to the registrant directly by Tierra Hosting upon registration. The reseller which facilitated the transaction is listed in both of these notifications.

Change of Ownership

To change the registrant of a .AU name, both documents linked below must be filled out, signed and returned. They may be emailed to compliance@tierrahosting.com.


.BE

Policies:

Registry WHOIS checking

  • Registrants are expected to respect the general terms and conditions of .B's DNS agreement. One of the essential obligations is to provide correct data during the registration process.
  • The .BE registry regularly reviews WHOIS information and when questionable data is encountered, the registry will send an email to the registrant's email address requesting them to update the WHOIS information. Registrants are given 14 days to update their information. If no changes are made, the domain name will be revoked.
  • Registrants have 40 days after the revocation to contact the registrar in order to update the WHOIS information and reactivate the domain.

 .BR

Policies:

Please consult the .COM.BR Implementation Guide for specific policies and best practices for integration of .COM.BR domains.


.CA

Policies:

Please note you are required to display the CIRA Registrant Agreement, accessible at http://www.cira.ca/policies/, in full to the registrant prior to accepting an order for a .CA domain name. You must also ensure the registrant fully agrees to the Agreement prior to accepting an order for a .CA domain name. Furthermore, you must ensure the registrant scrolls through the entire agreement prior to accepting the terms of the agreement.


 .CC

Policies:


 .CH

Policies:

  • Available to anyone.
  • Registrar, registrant transfers and ALL modifications (DNS, contact changes, etc) require confirmation from the registrant, either by replying to a confirmation email from the registry, or with a fax confirmation on their company letterhead.
  • There is no charge for registrant transfers, and the registration term does not change.
  • Completed registrar transfers add one year to the registration term.
  • At least two servers must be provided, but there are no specific zone requirements.
  • Registrar transfers require an authorization code. The registrant can obtain this code from the either SWITCH or, if applicable, the partner of SWITCH where they are currently registered. The code can be entered in the SRS Order Notes.
  • By default, .CH domains are autorenewed 2 days before the expiry date; therefore, to cancel autorenew, you must change the setting at least 2 days prior to the expiry date.

  .CN

Policies:

Currently, new .CN domain registrations through non-Chinese Registrars have been suspended by CNNIC, the .CN registry operator.

Existing Registration Audits

CNNIC is now requesting documentation for some existing .CN registrations.

  • Required documentation for ALL applications must include:
  • The domain name registration application form, with the seal of the business OR signature of a representative from the business. Please ensure that the purveyor ID: p091231141702055 is included in the form.
  • A photocopy of the business license. Business license means the official document of the business, company or organization (such as company or organization registration).
  • A photocopy of the applicant's personal ID. Acceptable personal ID may include copies of a driver's license, passport, resident card/ID.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The Admin contact ID, Technical contact ID, Payment contact ID and Representative (Registrant ID) on the hard copy application form MUST match the information for the domain name.
  • Registrants should be directed to submit the required documents via email to: reaudit@cnnic.cn or by fax to: +86 10-58812666-2. An emailed PDF is the preferred method and Registrants should also send a copy of all documents to Neustar Customer Service at Reg-Support@neustar.biz. Neustar is the registration service partner of Tierra Hosting.

 .DE

Policies:

  • In order to register a .DE domain name, either the Registrant (Owner) or the Administrative Contact must be based in Germany with a verifiable German address.
  • In order to activate a .DE domain, you must provide at least two functional nameservers; however, you may provide up to five nameservers per domain. Additionally, the two required nameservers must be active on two different subnets and must be authoritative for the domain name at the time of registration. If the name is registered and the nameservers are not active, the Registrant has thirty (30) days in which to activate and park the name on them. If the nameservers are not activated at the end of the 30-day period, DENIC deletes the name without refund. The nameservers associated with the domain name can be modified during the 30-day period, subject to DENIC verification. If the nameservers do not meet DENIC criteria, the change request is ignored.
  • Form: Required form to delete a .DE domain

 .DK

Policies:

  • Available to anyone.
  • Servers must be REGISTERED with the registry, DK-Hostmaster, by whoever is authoritative for them (registrant, hosting co., etc). Servers are registered at https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/technical-administration/dns-server-contacts/register-name-server/.
  • Registrar transfers require the current registrant's DK-Hostmaster User ID and password to be provided.
  • Domains that are not renewed are removed from our system the end of the month that they expire. They still remain active at the registry, usually for several weeks. These names can be recovered by submitting through the same Domain Redemption tool in RWI used to redeem gTLD's

 .ES

Policies:

  • Available to anyone.
  • Registrar transfers must be confirmed by the admin contact (registry sends them an email).
  • Any modifications to the registrant contact in our system are NOT automatically updated at the registry. Please notify reseller.support@tucows.com after you have submitted a change to the registrant information via the MWI.
  • At least two servers must be provided, but there are no specific zone requirements.
  • Domains remain active for 10 days past expiry, during which time they can be renewed as usual. After 10 days, the name is deleted and made available by the registry.

Forms:

Important Note About Payments

The registry operator for .ES will accept multiple requests for a domain name and await payment from registrars and/or registrants. The requests are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and the registry then awaits payment.

Each registration in the queue has 20 days to fulfill the payment obligation. If the payment obligation is not fulfilled in this timeframe, the order is cancelled and the next order has another 20 days.

If the registration is ultimately successful, the order will be marked as completed and the reseller will receive notification and will be charged.

Please note that if a domain is available and registered through Tierra Hosting, Tucows pays the registry at that time and the domain is registered. Queuing will only occur if there are previous registrations made by other entities.

.ES Registrant Transfers

The .ES registry requires the following to be submitted along with .ES registrant transfer requests:

A copy of the ID card/passport of the current admin contact in JPG format with a maximum size of 600px by 400px.

  • If the new admin contact is not the same as the current admin, copies of the ID card/passport of the new admin contact is also required in JPG format with a maximum size of 600px by 400px.
  • If the new owner is a company, copies of the company registration certificate of the new domain owner company or the company registration/trade license number are required. Documents should be sent in JPG format with a maximum size of 600px by 400px.
  • If the new owner is an individual, a copy of the ID card/passport of the new owner is also required in JPG format with a maximum size of 600px by 400px.

Supporting documentation/images should be emailed to compliance@tierrahosting.com.


.FR

Policies:

  • "Individual" registrants must be a resident of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and must provide their place and date of birth in the Tierra Hosting Order Notes.
  • “Organization” registrants must be a located in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. “Organization” registrants located in France must provide their SIREN/SIRET number in the SRS Order Notes.
  • Registrant transfers must be confirmed by the admin contact (registry sends an email)
  • Registrar transfers require an auth_info code. The registrant can obtain this code from the current registrar. The code can be entered in the Tierra Hosting Order Notes.
  • Registration terms begin anew at the completion of registrar and registrant transfers.
  • Domains that are not renewed are deleted from Tierra Hosting the day they expire. They remain in quarantine at the registry for 30 days. During this time, these names can be recovered by submitting through the same Domain Redemption tool in RWI used to redeem gTLD's.

Documentation:


 .IT

Policies:

Please note the following .IT DNS Requirements: IT DNS Requirements

  • All .it requests are now processed in real-time.
  • Potential registrants must be located in the European Union.
  • DNS must be provided and meet specific zone requirements.
  • Domains can only be registered one year at a time.
  • Domains that are not renewed have a 10 day grace period (during which renewals can be processed as normal), following by a 30-day redemption period (must be redeemed through the Domain Redemption tool).
  • Transfers require an authorization code obtained from the current registrar.

.LI

Policies:

  • Available to anyone.
  • Registrar, registrant transfers and ALL modifications (DNS, contact changes, etc) require confirmation from the registrant, either by replying to a confirmation email from the registry, or with a fax confirmation on their company letterhead.
  • There is no charge for registrant transfers, and the registration term does not change.
  • Completed registrar transfers add one year to the registration term.
  • At least two servers must be provided, but there are no specific zone requirements.
  • Registrar transfers require an authorization code. The registrant can obtain this code from the either SWITCH or, if applicable, the partner of SWITCH where they are currently registered. The code can be entered in the SRS Order Notes.
  • If not set to auto-renew, .LI domains must be renewed at least one day prior to the expiry date. If not renewed by one day prior to the expiry date, the domain is removed from Tierra Hosting. After the domain expires, you have two weeks in which to restore the name. To restore an expired .LI name, the registrant must submit a signed request printed on the registrant's letterhead.

 .COM.MX

Policies:

  • .MX is an open registry; you do not have to be a resident or business operator to register a .COM.MX domain.
  • Registrar-transfers require auth code.
  • Domains that are not renewed are deleted from Tierra Hosting the day they expire. They remain in a pending-delete state at the registry for 30 days. During this time, these names can be recovered by submitting through the same Domain Redemption tool in RWI used to redeem gTLD's.

 .NL

Policies:

  • .NL domains are available to anyone. Requests submitted without a Netherlands address will automatically have a “SIDN-specified domicile address” provided as the local presence for the registrant.
  • A charge is applied for registrant-transfers.
  • Registrar transfers may require signed documentation if denied by current registrar.
  • Registration terms begin anew at the completion of registrar and registrant transfers.
  • Domains that are not renewed are deleted from Tierra Hosting the day they expire. They remain in quarantine at the registry for 40 days. During this time, these names can be recovered by submitting through the same Domain Redemption tool in RWI used to redeem gTLD's.
  • Registrar-transfers require an auth code.

Documentation:

Technical Requirements for the registration of .NL domain names


.TV

Policies:

Registry policies for .TV domain names


 .US

NEXUS Requirements

Prospective registrants in the usTLD must fall in one of three U.S. Nexus categories and must certify that they have a “bona fide presence in the United States.” Prospective registrants must indicate their use of the domain by selecting one of the following categories: Note: By agreeing to the policies of the registry, registrants agree to having one of the requirements below. Nothing further is required from the reseller to prove the registrant has a legitimate registration.

Nexus Category 1
A natural person (i) who is a United States citizen, (ii) a permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories, or (iii) whose primary place of domicile is in the United States of America or any of its possessions.

Nexus Category 2
An United States entity or organization that is (i) incorporated within one of the fifty (50) U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or any of the United States possessions or territories or organized, or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia or any of its possessions or (including a federal, state, or local government of the United States, or a political subdivision thereof, and unincorporated organizations based in the United States).

Nexus Category 3
An entity or organization (including a federal, state, or local government of the United States, or a political subdivision thereof) that has a bona fide presence in the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories.

  • If foreign entity, Applicant must state country of citizenship.
  • Check from category list, basis for compliance with Nexus requirement – regularly sells goods in the United States; regularly provides services in the United States; regularly engages in business activities, trade or other business (commercial or non-commercial including not-for-profit) relations in the United States;
  • Maintains an office or other property within the United States.

The registry operator conducts weekly random checks for US nexus requirements. They select a small sample (approximately 0.5% of new registrations) and send the selected registrants a Nexus confirmation email.

Each selected registrant will have 30 days to respond to the registry operator. If the registrant fails to respond, the registry operator will attempt a second contact with the registrant. If there is no response to the second contact, the registry operator will delete the domain name. The registry operator is not refunding registration fees for deleted names.

Tucows will receive a copy of any Nexus Confirmation emails sent to domain names registered under our accreditation. We anticipate this will affect only small numbers of registrants.

Documentation:


.BAYERN

Registrants are required to supply an address located within the Federal Republic of Germany as the Administrative Contact.


 .DESI

Pricing: The price for .DESI is based on a two-year term. Sunrise application fee ($190) + registration fee ($190) = A total of $380/2yr.

General availability will remain at $20


 .DIET-HIPHOP-JUEGOS

The following additional conditions apply:

  • The registrant will abide by all applicable laws regarding privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct), fair lending, debt collection, organic farming, disclosure of data, and financial disclosures.
  • The registrant further agrees that if it collects or maintains sensitive health and financial data that it will implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable law.

 .HAMBURG

To register and renew a .HAMBURG domain name, the registrant, admin or tech contact must have a physical presence in the Hamburg metropolitan area.


 .HIV

Objective: The .HIV charity was designed to fight against AIDS by creating awareness to the general public.

How it works: For every registered .HIV extension, a part of the registration fee is donated into a pool of funds. For each click on a .HIV website, the registry operator will donate a specific amount to HIV projects from the pool. This micro transaction works by having a .HIV clickcounter on the website. After registering a .HIV domain, customers will receive an invitation to .HIV’s customer portal where they can pick a clickcounter to integrate it to the .HIV website.

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Notice: $125 is donated from the registration price of $199.95

*Each registration is based on a three-year period*


 .LAWYER-ATTORNEY-DENTIST

.LAWYER, .ATTORNEY, and .DENTIST are highly regulated domains with additional restrictions:

i. Registrants engaging in the collection and use of sensitive health and financial data must implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable laws.

ii. Registrants must provide administrative contact information, which must be kept up-to-date, for notification of complaints or reports of registration abuse.

iii. Registrants must also provide the contact details of the relevant regulatory, or industry self-regulatory, bodies which license them to practice in their local place of business.

Additionally, if the registrant is an attorney, lawyer, or dentist, as defined by their local governing body:

i. Registrant must represent that they possesses any necessary authorizations, charters, licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with this highly regulated TLD.

ii. Registrant must report any material changes to the validity of their authorizations, charters licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with this highly regulated TLD to ensure they continue to conform to the appropriate regulations and licensing requirements, and generally conduct activities in the interests of the consumer served.

iii. Registrant must email a copy of their valid, active authorization, charter, license, or other related credentials to compliance@tierrahosting.com, along with contact information for the licensing/governing body for their profession. Resellers may set up a forwarding email to receive these documents and must forward these emails to Tierra Hosting if they wish to use their own email domain/address.”


 .LONDON

If you are offering the .LONDON domain extension, please refer to the notice below. All applicants should be aware of the requirements before deciding to purchase a .LONDON domain name. We encourage all resellers to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations and to properly inform interested customers.

Customer Notice

The London Priority Period (Sunrise/Landrush) runs from Apr. 29, 2014 to Jul. 31, 2014. During this time you can register your trademark or other names for a fee. Please note the requirements below where more than one applicant applies to register the same domain name.

One Applicant

If you are the only applicant for your name at the end of this period, you will be eligible to register your applied-for domain name.

Multiple Applicants

If there is more than one applicant for the same name, the applicants will be prioritized on the following basis:

Trademark Holders – to protect the rights of trademark holders, applicants for names corresponding to trademarks registered in ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse will be first priority. Following this, the following priority will apply:

London Priority 1: Applicants with a valid London address and existing rights to the name (ex. it matches their business name)

London Priority 2: Applicants with a valid London address only

London Priority 3: Applicants without a London address

You will be contacted by e-mail by the validation agent (admin@validation.london) if there are multiple applicants. You will have 21 days to complete the validation process and submit any necessary information.

An auction will take place if two or more applicants end up in the highest London Priority level.

Additional information regarding General Availability will be made available later towards the end of the Sunrise/Landrush period.


 .MELBOURNE

The purpose of the gTLD is to establish an online space specifically related to Melbourne, the capital city of the State of Victoria in Australia. The gTLD will service the interests of businesses and residents of Melbourne and the State of Victoria. This includes internet users looking for products, services and information relating to Melbourne, and thereby benefiting them through the increased accuracy of locality-specific content.

The gTLD will provide a dedicated place for businesses, residents, community groups, organisations and government bodies in Victoria seeking to identify themselves with Melbourne, and offering these

potential registrants new marketing opportunities and an additional channel of communication focused on their geographic location.

To support the mission and purpose of the gTLD, in order to register or renew a domain name the applicant must satisfy Criteria A, B or C as described in this section. At the time of submitting an application to register or renew a domain name in the gTLD, the applicant must warrant that:

  • It meets the eligibility requirements; and
  • That the domain name and its use will be consistent with:  the mission and purpose of the gTLD; and  applicable laws, government rules or requirements and our policies.

Criteria A – Victorian Entities

The applicant must be an entity registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission or the Australian Business Register that:

  • has an address in the State of Victoria associated with its ABN, ACN, RBN or ARBN; or
  • has a valid corporate address in the State of Victoria.

There is no restriction on the number of domain names that may be applied for. There are no additional composition requirements for domain names registered under Criteria A other than as described in this and any other of our policies.


Criteria B – Victorian Residents

The applicant must be an Australian citizen or resident with a valid address in the State of Victoria.

There is no restriction on the number of domain names that may be applied for. There are no additional composition requirements for domain names registered under Criteria B other than as described in this and any other of our policies.


Criteria C – Associated Entities

The applicant must be an Associated Entity. The applicant may only apply for a domain name that is an Exact Match or Partial Match to, or an Abbreviation, or an Acronym of:

  • the business name of the applicant, or name by which the applicant is commonly known (i.e. a nickname) and the business name must be registered with the appropriate authority in the jurisdiction in which that business is domiciled; or
  • a product that the Associated Entity manufactures or sells to entities or individuals residing in the State of Victoria;
  • a service that the Associated Entity provides to residents of the State of Victoria;
  • an event that the Associated Entity organises or sponsors in the State of Victoria;
  • an activity that the Associated Entity facilitates in the State of Victoria; or
  • a course or training program that the Associated Entity provides to residents of the State of Victoria.

There is no restriction on the number of domain names that may be applied for. Domain names registered under Criteria C must meet the composition requirements as described in this and any other of our policies and the additional composition requirements as required by the definition of Exact Match.

Continuing eligibility

Where the Registrant no longer meets the eligibility requirements of the gTLD, it must contact its Registrar as soon as possible, and in any case no greater than 14 calendar days of its ineligibility, request that the domain name be cancelled, locked, placed on hold, transferred or deleted.


 .NGO - ONG

NGO|.ONG is a TLD specifically created to serve the needs of non-governmental organizations.

The validation of eligibility for registrants will occur post-registration.

Registration Details

.NGO|.ONG domain names will be sold as a bundle and cannot be purchased separately. Tierra Hosting will only make the .NGO gTLD available for registration, however each registration will include the equivalent .ONG domain name as well. Both domains in the .NGO|.ONG bundle will be registered (and/or renewed) for the same term.

Only the .NGO name will exist in Tierra Hosting for management; the .ONG name will not show up and will not be searchable. The .ONG name will only exist at the registry.

Registration term:  1-10 years

DNS requirements:  2-13

Whois privacy:  Not available

Domain locking:  Not available

Grace period: 40 days

Redemption period: 30 days

Authcode required for transfers: Yes

.NGO|.ONG domain names must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Minimum length for the second level domain name is three characters.
  • Maximum name length (excluding “http://www” and “.NGO”) is 63 characters.
  • Hyphens cannot be used for the first or last character of the second level domain name. Also, hyphens (-) cannot be used as both the third and fourth character.
  • Spaces and special characters (for example, !, $, &) are not permitted.

An .NGO|.ONG domain name may be any one of the following:

  • The name of (entire or portion of) the NGO (i.e. the name it uses to do business).
  • An acronym representing the NGO.
  • A name that recognizes or generally describes the NGO.
  • A name related to the mission or activities of the NGO.

Upon a successful registration you will receive an email from OnGood.ong which will include a URL that you (the registrant) must visit in order to complete registration and activate the domain name.


 .NYC

All applicants should be aware of the requirements before deciding to purchase a .NYC domain name.

Who can own a .NYC domain

The .NYC extension is different than most new gTLDs. Only individuals and organizations who have a physical presence in one of New York City’s 5 boroughs will be allowed to register a .NYC domain. The following boroughs are eligible: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens.

Furthermore, in order to complete your .NYC registration, you must also fall within one of these 2 categories:

Category 1: An entity or organization that has a physical street address in New York City

Category 2: Individuals whose primary place of residence is in New York City

Additional requirements

  • Registrants must agree that they are in compliance with all relevant Federal, New York State and New York City laws and tax requirements
  • Registrants must remain in compliance with the applicable policies for the duration of domain’s registration
  • Registrants must agree not to license, sub-delegate or transfer .NYC domain(s) to third parties
  • No proxy registrations permitted
  • P.O Boxes not permitted

Real-Time Address Validation

In order for OpenSRS to ensure the .NYC domain is kept purely for New Yorkers, we will validate the owner contact in real-time during registration.


 .PARIS

(A) Community Nexus. To register and renew a .PARIS domain name the applicant must be an individual or legal entity with bona fide presence in the Greater area of Paris at the time of registration and thereafter. In practice, the applicant must be able to prove that:

  • Is a resident of the Greater area of Paris; or
  • Pursuits professional, personal, commercial or cultural activities in the 
Greater area of Paris; or
  • Justifies any other direct or indirect nexus to the Greater area of Paris.

(B) Use according to the goals of the .PARIS gTLD. In addition, the presence in the Paris area and use of the .PARIS domain name applied for must be:

  • generally accepted as legitimate; and
  • conducive to welfare of the Paris area; and
  • commensurate to role and importance of domain; and based on good faith at registration and thereafter.

 .PHYSIO

The purpose of this gTLD is to serve the interests of members of the physiotherapy profession, professional associations, affiliated persons and entities as well as Internet users more generally, by providing a dedicated online space for the profession.

Eligibility Requirements

As a regulated gTLD, registrants of .PHYSIO domains must meet Criteria A, B, or C as described below.

Criteria A

Where there is a professional association that is a member of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy in the country where the registrant resides, the registrant must be:

  1. A natural person, AND
  2. Entitled to be a member of the professional association of the country where the registrant resides or was educated.

Criteria B

Where there is a professional association in the country where the registrant resides, but that association is not a member of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy OR where there is no professional association in the country of residence, the registrant must be:

  1. A natural person, AND
  2. Completing or have completed a program of study making the registrant eligible to practice physiotherapy in that country.

Criteria C

If the registrant is a company or organization:

  1. One the primary purposes of the company or organization must be to support, promote, service or supply individuals described by criteria A or B, as an identified professional group, AND
  2. The domain name registered must be a close and substantial match to the company or organization’s business name, product or service.

 .SCOT

To register and renew a .SCOT domain name you must be an individual or a legal entity with a nexus to the .scot community. This nexus means that you must be linked to the community at the time of registration and thereafter on a linguistic, cultural, tourism, business basis, or any other activity conducive to the welfare of the worldwide Scottish community.

Registrations under the .SCOT gTLD are restricted to bonafide members of the .SCOT community, and subject to the further requirement that the registrant’s actions in the .scot community, as well as the registrant’s use of the registered domain name, must be:

(i) generally accepted as legitimate; and

(ii) beneficial to the cause and the values of the .scot community; and

(iii) commensurate with the role and importance of the registered domain name; and

(iv) in good faith at the time of registration and thereafter.

Registrants are required to state their intended use of the registered domain name. A false statement of intended use is an indication of bad faith and can be the basis for the suspension of the domain name.

Community nexus is subject to post validation by way of an extensive compliance program based on the same criteria that form the basis of the gTLD: language, culture, tourism and business. The ongoing compliance program will regularly be adapted to current needs based on experience and audit findings. Community nexus validation combined with strong protection of trademarks helps stamp out cybersquatting and abusive registrations.


 .SEXY

The following additional conditions apply:

  • The Registrant shall NOT permit content unsuitable for viewing by a minor to be viewed from the main or top-level directory of a .SEXY domain name. For purposes of clarity, content viewed at the main or top-level directory of a .SEXY domain name is the content immediately visible if a user navigates to http://example.sexy or http://www.example.sexy. No restrictions apply to the content at any other page or subdirectory addressed by a .SEXY Registered Name.
  • For the purposes of these additional conditions, the term “content unsuitable for viewing by a minor” means any communication, consisting of nudity, sex, or excretion, that, taken as a whole and with reference to its context–
  • predominantly appeals to a prurient interest;
  • is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole with respect to what is suitable material for minors; and
  • lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
  • For the purposes of these additional conditions, the term “sex” means acts of masturbation, sexual intercourse, or physical contact with a person’s genitals, or the condition of human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal; and “minor” means a person who has not attained the age of 13.

 .AIRFORCE - .ARMY

The following additional conditions apply:

  • Registrants of military domains must agree that they will not misrepresent or otherwise imply that they are affiliated with, any national or international military body if they are not, affiliated.
  • Australian residents cannot register a .airforce domain.
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