Domain Names Eligibility

Australia Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

. COM.AU

This domain name extension is for commercial purposes.

Applicants in this category MUST be:

  1. an Australian registered company; or
  2. trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
  3. an Australian partnership or sole trader; or
  4. a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
  5. an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  6. an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  7. an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
  8. an Australian commercial statutory body.

The .COM.AU domain name MUST be:

  1. an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the Registrant’s name or trademark; or
  2. otherwise closely and substantially connected to the Registrant.

.NET.AU

This domain name extension is for commercial purposes.

Applicants in this category MUST be:

  1. an Australian registered company; or
  2. trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
  3. an Australian partnership or sole trader; or
  4. a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
  5. an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  6. an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  7. an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
  8. an Australian commercial statutory body.

The .NET.AU domain name MUST be:

  1. an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the Registrant’s name or trademark; or
  2. otherwise closely and substantially connected to the Registrant.

.ORG.AU

This domain name extension is for commercial purposes.

Applicants in this category MUST be:

  1. an Australian registered company; or
  2. trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
  3. an Australian partnership or sole trader; or
  4. a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
  5. an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  6. an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
  7. an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
  8. an Australian commercial statutory body.

The .ORG.AU domain name MUST be:

  1. an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the Registrant’s name or trademark; or
  2. otherwise closely and substantially connected to the Registrant.

China Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

- VERY IMPORTANT

Note: A .CN domain name application submission is not considered as successful registration since CNNIC will review your application in accordance to the existing Eligibility Criteria for China domain names and required supporting documents. This domain name registration application approximately takes between 1 to 7 business days to complete.

Any individual from any country can register for .COM.CN, .NET.CN, .ORG.CN, .政务.CN, .公益.CN and 2nd-level .CN. Meanwhile, only Organisation from selected countries is eligible to register these domain name extensions under its Company Name.

Special requirements and restrictions for .政务.CN, .公益.CN and 2nd-level .CN. domain name are listed below:

1. Only Entities or Organisations from selected countries are eligible to register for .CN domain name, the following are:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Britain
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • FYR of Macedonia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Republic of the Philippines
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tonga
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

2. MIIT ICP Recording Number is required to enable the domain to resolve in China.

3. China's MIIT ICP Recording Number:

  • ICP license is a permit issued by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to permit China-based websites to operate in China. Website owners should apply for an ICP Licence, otherwise the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry( MII ) would not consider your website as a legal one. The ICP license is just like an online business license from Chinese government.
  • China’s MIIT ICP Recording Number is required to activate a successful audited application.
  • If Registrant is not registered in China's MIIT ICP Recording system, domain name will be on "serverhold" status till Registrant is able to provide Registrar with the MIIT ICP Record Number. Domain status will then be changed to "ok" and be resolvable after Registry's verification.
  • Registrant need to record the name with MIIT ICP Recording system, after the application pass; email providing the Record Number to WebNIC for domain activation. You may refer to http://www.miibeian.gov.cn/ for more information on the MIIT ICP Process.
  • Note that filling of a ICP request, the recording number have yet eligible for a .cn domain activation. Only recording number after the ICP request being verified and passed is eligible for a .cn domain activation. An verified and passed ICP request will have a ICP certificate.

- The following are the specific required documents:

For Individual Application:

  • Registrant contact identity card copy, driving license copy or passport copy (both sides, jpeg format).
  • Domain name(s) that used for website where server is located in mainland China now or in the future, the ICP number must be applied from MIIT in accordance to the Chinese Government's regulations. ICP number shall be provided to the domain name registrar when available.

For China's Applicant:

  • Registrant Company Business License/企业营业执照 (jpeg format), the license should be within the period of validity
  • Registrant Company Certificate of Organization Code/组织机构代码证 (jpeg format)
  • Registrant contact identity card copy (both sides, jpeg format).
  • Domain name(s) that used for website where server is located in mainland China now or in the future, the ICP number must be applied from MIIT in accordance to the Chinese Government's regulations. ICP number shall be provided to the domain name registrar when available.
  • Business Registration (BR) Certificate, the license should be within the period of validity (jpeg format)
  • Registrant contact identity card copy (both sides, jpeg format).
  • Domain name(s) that used for website where server is located in mainland China now or in the future, the ICP number must be applied from MIIT in accordance to the Chinese Government's regulations. ICP number shall be provided to the domain name registrar when available.

For Applicant from other country:

  • Registrant Company Business License/Certificate issued by the respective country's authority (jpeg format), the license should be within the period of validity
  • Registrant contact identity card copy (both sides, jpeg format)
  • Domain name(s) that used for website where server is located in mainland China now or in the future, the ICP number must be applied from MIIT in accordance to the Chinese Government's regulations. ICP number shall be provided to the domain name registrar when available.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

. ASIA

Applicants in this category MUST meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  1. A person or entity can apply for aa .ASIA domain name only when the Registrant meets the Charter Eligibility Requirement.
  2. In order to satisfy the Charter Eligibility Requirement, at least one of the Contacts associated with the Domain Name (Registrant, Admin, Technical or Billing) must be a legal entity in the DotAsia Community. Based on the ICANN Asia/Australia/Pacific Region described by 73 ccTLDs.
    http://www.icann.org/montreal/geo-regions-topic.htm
  3. accented characters such as Ö, è , Ø and etc. will not be allowed to be used as particulars of the domain name.

What is Charter Eligibility Declaration (CED) Contact?
Charter Eligibility Requirement is the basic requirement to register .ASIA domain name, at least one of the domain contacts must be a legal entity in the DotAsia Community.

  1. The CED Contact is not an additional contact.
  2. The CED Contact is legal entity designated to make the Charter Eligibility Declaration.
  3. The legal entity may be a natural person or a juristic entity (such as corporation, partnership, public sector entities) in the DotAsia Community.
  4. The Registrant must specify which contact to be listed as the CED Contact.
  5. Additional information such as the following must be provided:
  • Form of Identification
  • Identification Number / Code of Reference
  • Locality of the claimed Legal Entity status
  • Type of Legal Entity
  • Other remarks

What is the responsibility of the Charter Eligibility Declaration (CED) Contact?
In the case where the CED contact is not the Registrant, the CED contact and Registrant will be jointly accountable for the domain name registration. They must be responsible for responding to dispute resolution proceedings and jointly be defined as the Registered Name Holders. Nevertheless, the Registrant Contact will remain the "operating contact", including domain transfers until the reappointment of a CED Contact for the domain name.

. BIZ

This domain name can ONLY be used for a bona fide business or commercial use and applications in this category MUST meet all of the following criteria:

  1. In the ordinary course of trade or business;
  2. To exchange goods, services or property of any kind;
  3. To facilitate the exchange of goods, services, information, or property of any kind or the ordinary course of trade or business.

. COM

There are no restrictions on who can register for this domain name, it can be registered by any individual or business in any country.

. INFO

There are no restrictions on who can register for this domain name, it can be registered by any individual or business in any country.

. MOBI

There are no restrictions on who can register for this domain name, it can be registered by any individual or business in any country. However, any sites placed at a .MOBI domain name MUST meet mandatory standards for compatibility with mobile devices and these standards are:

  1. Do not use frames. Please refer to the .MOBI Web Developer Guide below for further guidelines.
    http://mobiforge.com/files/dotmobi_Switch_On_Web_Developer_Guide.html
  2. Built using compliant mobile code and Valid XHTML Mobile Profile;
  3. Response to requests from mobile devices at its primary URL (e.g.: example.mobi);

. NAME

There are no restrictions on who can register for this domain name, it can be registered by any individual or business in any country.

This domain name extension is a space for individual's Personal Name, it may be a name, nickname, pseudonym, alias, or something an individual or fictional character is commonly known as in its own social context.

An individual can register a Personal Name, or a company or even a fictional character to which the individual has rights.

. NET

There are no restrictions on who can register for this domain name, it can be registered by any individual or business in any country.

. ORG

There are no restrictions on who can register for this domain name, it can be registered by any individual or business in any country.

. TV

. XXX

This domain is a Sponsored Generic TLD (sTLD) designed specifically for the global adult entertainment industry as a trusted brand, globally recognized and extolling responsible and safe behavior. Applicants in this category MUST meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Applicable to members of Sponsored Community/Adult Entertainment Industry.
  2. Individuals, business, entities, and organizations who:
  3. have determined that a system of self-identification would be beneficial, and have voluntarily agreed to comply with all International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR) Policies and Best Practices Guidelines, as published from time to time on their website. Kindly refer to the URL below.
  4. http://www.iffor.org/policy
  5. either:
  6. Provide online, sexually-oriented adult entertainment ("Online Adult Entertainment") intended for consenting adults or for other community members ("Providers") (e.g. adult webmaster, performers, studios, store owners, club operators);
  7. Represent Providers ("Representatives") (e.g. lawyers, agents, advisors, accountants, affiliates); or
  8. Provide products or services to Providers and Representatives ("Service Providers") (e.g. adult domainers, manufacturers, delivery companies, caterers, distribution companies, merchant account services, make-up artists, stylists, hosting provider).
  9. In order to have a resolving domain name, Applicant must be a member of the Sponsored Community/Adult Entertainment Industry.
  10. Membership validation process will be performed directly by Registry to Registrant. Please ensure that e-mail address and phone number provided is valid and correct. Membership validation process sample video can be obtained through http://www.icmregistry.com/about/sponsored-community.
  11. A Member ID will be provided to the Registrant after completion of the validation process. Creation and management of Member IDs can only be done by Registry.
  12. Applicants who choose not to participate in the Sponsored Community/Adult Entertainment Industry or Non-members of the adult Sponsored Community/Adult Entertainment Industry are allowed to register non-resolving domain names.

What does it mean that the websites are going to be monitored? Are the websites going to be regularly checked by IFFOR to make sure that the website does not include any of not allowed content?

Registrants consent to operate according to best business practice, one example of which is: “All registrants for a .XXX domain name must agree to permit automated monitoring of their sites for compliance with IFFOR policies, including without limitation, IFFOR policies requiring site labeling, prohibiting child abuse and or images of child abuse, and prohibiting content or conduct designed to suggest the presence of child abuse images.”

What is “non-resolving” domain name?

Non-resolving domain name is for those who are non-members of the adult Sponsored Community/Adult Entertainment Industry. The intention is to protect their intellectual property for personal domain names, company domain names, product domain names, etc. that didn't have prior qualifying rights under Sunrise phase.

Will applicants outside of the Sponsored Community/Adult Entertainment Industry be able to block their non-trademarked names, or will a trademark be required?

During General Availability, non-member Registrants will be able to register any name they like. This is done on a first come, first serve basis. The name will not resolve if the Registrant does not authenticate the member. This effectively blocks the domain from use by any member of the Sponsored Community/Adult Entertainment Industry, as long as the Registrant continues to renew the domain name.

Is the non-resolving domain name registered resolve to the same standard information page indicating the status of the name as reserved – like in Sunrise B?

No, non-resolving domains are actual registrations that have the nameserver information removed at the Registry level so the domains will simply not resolve. The WHOIS will indicate the contact information of the domain name. Whereas, in Sunrise B, the domain name is instead blocked at the Registry level and there is no ownership. WHOIS reflects ICM Registry.

Hong Kong Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

. COM.HK

Applicants in this category MUST be a Commercial Entity (Business/Company) and provide a photocopy of either their Business Registration Certificate (BR) issued by Inland Revenue Department (IRD) or Certificate of Registration of Overseas Company issued by the Company Registry (CR) of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG).

Also, they are required to provide Hong Kong based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

Note: A foreign company may only apply for this domain name extension if it appoints a local agent as the Administrative Contact. This local agent shall be a legal entity that is similarly registered by any of the above mentioned organisations and is duly authorised by the foreign company. Please refer to our Proxy Services for further information.

. ORG.HK

Applicants in this category MUST be a Non-Profit Organisation and provide a photocopy either of the following:

  • Tax Exemption letter issued by Inland Revenue Department (IRD) that shows your organisation is a charity or not-for-profit organisation (under Section 88 or 87), or
  • Certificate of a Society issued by the Hong Kong Police plus a copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association showing no dividend per share to shareholders, or
  • Proof showing an exemption from Registration of a Society issued by Hong Kong Police plus a copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association showing no dividend per share to shareholders, or
  • Certificate of Registration for Trade Unions or other Unions, or
  • A copy of Certificate of Owners' Corporation under Building Ordinance, or
  • Registration of a Hospital / Nursing Home (under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance), or
  • Certificate of Registration of a Child Care Centre and a letter issued by the applicant declaring the centre is of not-for-profit nature, or
  • Application letter issued by a Government Department of the HKSAR, or
  • Gazatte/Ordinance mentioned the establishment of your organisation together with an application letter issued by your organisation if you are a statutory body, or
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association showing that no dividend per share to shareholders plus a copy of the Business Registration Certificate or Certificate of Incorporation, or
  • Other valid document proving the not-for-profit nature of your organisation

Also, they are required to provide Hong Kong based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

 

. NET.HK

Applicants in this category MUST be managing network infrastructure, machines and services with a license from the Office of Telecommunications Authority of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) and provide a photocopy either of the following:

  • PNETS (IVANS / ISP) licence issued by the Office of the Communications Authority of the Government HKSAR, or
  • PNETS Fixed Telecommunication Network Services (FTNS) / Fixed Carrier Licence issued by the Office of the Communications Authority of the Government HKSAR, or
  • Services-Based Operator ("SBO") Licence of a type of "Class 3" issued by the Office of the Communications Authority of the Government HKSAR indicating that the licensee is managing network infrastructure, machines and services

Also, they are required to provide Hong Kong based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

- 2nd-level .HK

Applicants in this category can be local or overseas Individuals or Entities and MUST have a valid mailing address in Hong Kong.

Note: A foreign applicant may only apply for this domain name extension if it appoints a local agent as the Administrative Contact. This local agent shall be a legal entity that is similarly registered by any of the above mentioned organisations and is duly authorised by the foreign applicant. Please refer to our Proxy Services for further information.

Japan Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

- 2nd-level .JP

Applicants in this category can be an Individual, Group, or Organization that has a permanent mailing address in Japan.

Malaysia Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

.COM.MY

Applicants in this category MUST be a Commercial Entity (Business/Company) that is registered with Companies Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia or SSM) and provide a photocopy of their certificate (Borang 9).

Also, they are required to provide Malaysia based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

Note: A foreign company may only apply for this domain name extension if it appoints a local agent as the Administrative Contact. This local agent shall be a legal entity that is similarly registered by any of the abovementioned organisations and is duly authorised by the foreign company. Please refer to our Proxy Services for further information.

.NET.MY

Applicants in this category MUST be a Commercial Entity (Business/Company) that is registered with Companies Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia or SSM) and provide a photocopy of their certificate (Borang 9).

Also, they are required to provide Malaysia based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

.ORG.MY

Applicants in this category MUST be a Non-Profit Organisation that is registered with the Registrar of Societies (for welfare NGOs) or Companies Commission (for charitable companies) and provide a photocopy of their certificate.

Also, they are required to provide Malaysia based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

2nd-level .MY

Applicants in this category MUST have a valid mailing address in Malaysia.

Note: A foreign applicant may only apply for this domain name extension if it appoints a local agent as the Administrative Contact. This local agent shall be a legal entity that is similarly registered by any of the abovementioned organisations and is duly authorised by the foreign applicant. Please refer to our Proxy Services for further information.

New Zealand Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

There are no eligibility criteria and restrictions on who can register .NZ domain names. It can be registered by an Individual or Business/Company in any country.

Singapore Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

.COM.SG

Applicants in this category MUST be a Commercial Entity (Business/Company) that is either registered, or in the midst of registering, with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), IE Singapore or any professional body in Singapore.

Also, they are required to provide Singapore-based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

Note: A foreign company may only apply for this domain name extension if it appoints a local agent as the Administrative Contact. This local agent shall be a legal entity that is similarly registered by any of the above-mentioned organisations and is duly authorised by the foreign company. Please refer to our Proxy Services for further information.

.EDU.SG

Applicants in this category MUST be an Educational Institution that is registered and has a LIVE registration license with the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Singapore.

Also, they are required to provide Singapore-based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

Note: Applicants who are not registered will need to be entities providing courses/training that lead to certifications/qualifications which are recognised by a government authority or institution in Singapore. Also, entities whose courses/training receives support from a relevant government authority in Singapore.

.NET.SG

Applicants in this category MUST be a Network Provider that is registered and has a LIVE registration license with the Info-Communications Development Authority (IDA) in Singapore.

Also, they are required to provide Singapore based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

.ORG.SG

Applicants in this category MUST be a Non-Profit Organisation that is registered with the Registry of Societies (ROS) in Singapore. This includes other miscellaneous Non-Profit Organisations (e.g. Community Centres, Embassies, People’s Association and Town Councils).

Also, they are required to provide Singapore-based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

.PER.SG

Applicants in this category MUST be a Citizen or a Permanent Resident in Singapore.

Also, they are required to provide Singapore-based contact information details (e.g. Mailing Address, Fax and Telephone numbers).

2nd-level .SG

Applicants in this category MUST have a valid mailing address in Singapore.

Note: A foreign applicant may only apply for this domain name extension if it appoints a local agent as the Administrative Contact. This local agent shall be a legal entity that is similarly registered by any of the above-mentioned organisations and is duly authorised by the foreign applicant. Please refer to our Proxy Services for further information.

United Kingdom Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

.CO.UK

Applicants in this category MUST intend to use this domain name extension for commercial purposes and the domain name is intended to reflect and be related to these purposes.

.ORG.UK

Applicants in this category MUST intend to use this domain name extension for not-for-profit or public service enterprises and the domain name is intended to be related to these enterprises and their activities. These may include, as non-exhaustive examples, charities, community groups, educational councils, political parties, professional institutions and trades unions.