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Domain Name Registrations

International Domain Policy

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 | ASIA | AU | BE | BIZ | BZ | CA | CC | CH | CN | CO | DE | DK | ES | EU | FR
IN | INFO | IT | LI | ME | MOBI | MX | NAME | NL | TEL | TV | UK | US | WS

.AT

Policies:

  • Available to anyone.
  • .at domains are registered/renewed for one year only.
  • 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 28 days prior to expiry. At that time, they become the sole responsibility of the registrant. They still remain active at the registry, and auto-renew by default. If they do not cancel their domain before the "28 Days Prior" date, THE REGISTRANT IS RESPONSIBILE FOR PAYING THE REGISTRY FOR THE RENEWAL.

Forms:

.ASIA

Policies:

  • .asia domain names can be registered for 1-10 years.
  • To register a .ASIA domain name, at least one of the domain contacts must be a current legal entity in the DotAsia community, as defined by ICANN.
  • In order to activate a .ASIA domain, you must provide at least 2 functional nameservers.

Documentation:

.AU

Policies:

  • Domains are registered/renewed for 2 years.
  • All domains except id.au require that the entity be an Australian registered business or company incorporated in Australia.

Documentation:

.BE

Policies:

  • .BE (Belgium) domain names can be registered/renewed for 1 year.
  • No special requirements except being a member of the European Community

Registry WHOIS checking

  • Registrants are expected to respect the general terms and conditions of .BE'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.

.BIZ

Policies:

  • .BIZ domain names can be registered/renewed for 1-10 years.
  • Available to anyone.

Documentation:

.BZ

Policies:

  • .BZ domain names can be registered/renewed for 1-10 years.
  • Available to anyone.

.CA

Policies:

  • Canadian domain names can be registered for 1-10 years.
  • Registrations are restricted to entities who are residents of or have a presence in Canada.

Documentation:

.CC

Policies:

  • Registration is for 1-10 years.
  • .CC is the top-level domain (ccTLD) for Cocos (Keeling Islands)
  • Also accepted to represent "Chinese Corporation," "Country Club," and others.
  • "Premium" .cc registrations are available from the .CC registry.

Documentation:

.CH

Policies:

  • Available to anyone.
  • .ch domain names can be registered for 1 year.
  • 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.
  • Domains that are not renewed are removed 45 days prior to the last day of the expiry month.

.CN

Policies:

  • Chinese domain names can be registered for 1-5 years.
  • Anyone can register a .CN domain name, providing they abide by Chinese Law.
  • Currently, new .CN domain registrations through non-Chinese Registrars have been suspended by CNNIC, the .CN registry operator.

Documentation:

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.
    • 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.

.CO

Policies:

  • .co domain names can be registered/renewed for 1-5 years
  • Domain names that end with .com.co, .edu.co, .org.co , .net.co can be requested by organizations or companies, or by corporations that have a NIT and are registered in La Camara de Comercio.
  • Natural persons with an identity card only can register a domain name that ends with .nom.co.

.DE

Policies:

  • German domain names can be registered/renewed for 1 years.
  • 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.

.DK

Policies:

  • Available to anyone.
  • .dk domain names can be registered/renewed for 1 year only.
  • Servers must be REGISTERED with the registry, DK-Hostmaster, by whoever is authoritative for them (registrant, hosting co., etc).
  • Registrar transfers require the current registrant's DK-Hostmaster User ID and password to be provided.
  • Domains that are not renewed are removed at 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:

  • .ES domain names can be registered/renewed for 1-10 years.
  • 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.
  • 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:

.EU

Policies:

  • .EU domain names can be registered/renewed for 1-10 years.
  • Only companies having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European Community, organizations established within the European Community without prejudice to the application of national law, or natural persons resident within the European Community, may apply for a .EU domain name.

Documentation:

.FR

Policies:

  • .fr domain names can be registered/renewed for 1 year only.
  • "Individual" registrants must be located in France and provide their place and date of birth.
  • "Organization" registrants located in France must provide their SIREN/SIRET number.
  • "Organization" or "individual" registrants NOT located in France may only register a ..fr if they have a France-recognized trademark on the domain they are registering and provide the trademark registration number. They also must provide an admin contact located in France.
  • 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 SRS Order Notes.
  • Registration terms begin anew at the completion of registrar and registrant transfers.
  • Domains that are not renewed are deleted from the day they expire.

Documentation:

.IN

Policies:

  • .in domain names can be registered for 1-10 years.
  • Generic names are not allowed.(eg. news.co.in, shipping.gov.in are not allowed)
  • For domains under all categories, except ind.in and gen.in, the domain must be derived from the name of the organization name/entity.
  • Organizations should register the domain name within the appropriate second level domains(SLDs) that corresponds to the type of the organization/entity.
  • The Administrative contact of the domain must be from the organization/entity requesting the domain name.
  • For domains under all categories, except ind.in and gen.in, the organization/entity applying for the domain name must have it's office in India.

.INFO

Policies:

  • INFO domain names are registered/renewed for 2 years.

Documentation:

.IT

Policies:

Please note the following .IT DNS Requirements: IT DNS Requirements:
  • .IT domain names can only be registered one year at a time.
  • Potential registrants must be located in the European Union
  • DNS must be provided and meet specific zone requirements.
  • 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.
  • Transfers require an authorization code obtained from the current registrar.

.LI

Policies:

  • Available to anyone.
  • .li (Liechtenstein) domains are registered/renewed for 1 year.
  • 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.

.ME

Policies:

  • Personal (ME) domain names can be registered/renewed for 1-10 years.
  • No special requirements.

.MOBI

Policies:

  • Mobile phone domain names can be registered/renewed for 1-10 years.
  • There are no special requirements for applicants, however the web site must conform to style rules in regard to using XHTML Mobile Profile 1.0 as the default for the landing page, and without frames.

.COM.MX

Policies:

  • .com.mx domain names can be registered/renewed for 1 year only.
  • .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.
  • COM.MX names are deleted outright the day they expire. There is no redemption period.

.NAME

Policies:

  • .NAME domain names can be registered/renewed for 1,2 or 10 years.
  • Can only be registered in the 3rd level, for example: john.smith.name or smith.john.name

.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.
  • 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 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:

.TEL

Policies:

  • .TEL domain names can be registered/renewed for 1 - 10 years.
  • No special requirements.
  • The .tel is a service that allows individuals and businesses alike to store and manage all their contact information and keywords directly in the DNS without the need to build, host or manage a website.

.TV

Policies:

  • .TV domain names can be registered/renewed for 1 - 10 years.
  • TV is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Tuvalu, and commonly referred to as the "television" extension.
  • The .tv registry is open to all individuals, small businesses and large corporations.

Documentation:

.UK

Policies:

.UK domain names can be registered/renewed for 2 years. The .me.uk domain name is intended to provide a personal namespace. Domain Names registered for .co.uk must be used for commercial purposes. Registrants for .org.uk must be not-for-profit or public service enterprises. All registrants for .ltd.uk and .plc.uk must be incorporated companies listed on the Register of Companies at Companies House in Great Britain, and registrants for .net.uk are required to be Internet Service Providers and a company listed on the Register of Companies at Companies House in Great Britain.

Documentation:

.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. 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.

Documentation:

.WS

Policies:

  • .WS domain names can be registered/renewed for 1 - 10 years.
  • Originally intended for use as a country-code for Western Samoa, .ws domains have been made available for purchase by anyone in the world, and are usually marketed as "dot website".
  • Unlike most other TLDs it comes with no meaning as to the nature or entity behind the site, and the only requirement is that it must be used for a website.
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