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    • How do I set my .BERLIN contact settings?

      The .BERLIN domains are restricted to those who have a connection to the city of Berlin. This connection can include a contact in Berlin. You will need to enter your contact settings either at checkout or from within your Dynadot account. To set up your .BERLIN contact settings from within your Dynadot account, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "TLD Settings" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click on the "BERLIN Domain Settings" link in the box on the right labeled "TLD Specific Settings". Set your .BERLIN contact information here. If you do not have a contact record in Berlin, you can create one on that page as well.

    • What is .LGBT's Acceptable Use Policy?

      Registrants of .LGBT domain names are responsible to ensure that such names are at all times registered and used in compliance with all applicable national, federal, regional, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations, including, without limitation, applicable laws relating to hate speech, discrimination, and other such activities. .LGBT registrants are prohibited from using the .LGBT domain in a manner that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or hateful with respect to the LGBT community. Domain names that are likely to deceive, disparage or cause a material detriment to the LGBT community are explicitly prohibited (e.g., ihate.lgbt, anti.lgbt, etc.). The .LGBT Registry reserves the right to deny or cancel the registration, renewal, or transfer of any registered name; or to place any registered name on registry lock, hold, or similar status, with respect to any such registered name that the Registry, upon reasonable belief formed after reasonable investigation, deems to be registered or used in a manner that constitutes a violation of the .LGBT Acceptable Use Policy.

    • How do I set my .CN domain settings?

      Although .CN no longer has any restrictions with registration, if you want to use your .CN domain (aka set name servers), you will need to set your .CN domain settings. To do so, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "TLD Settings" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click on the "CN Domain Settings" link on the right-hand side of the page. Enter your information in the provided form. Click on the "Submit" button to save your changes. NOTE: The .CN central registry requires additional information and documentation to set the name servers for .CN domains. You will also be asked to submit photo copies of your ID or Business License, which should match your default registrant information entered under the .CN domain settings.

    • What are the requirements to register .DE and/or .RUHR?

      .DE and .RUHR domains both require an admin contact in Germany. This means that you need to set up a contact record for these domains that has Germany as the country. You will be asked to set this up upon checkout. If you already have a contact record with Germany as the country, you can select it from a drop-down. Otherwise, it will ask you to create a new one with Germany set as the country. You can also set or change this information in your Dynadot account under DE/RUHR Domain Settings.

    • Who has the rights to a .UK domain?

      Direct registrations on .UK officially launched on June 10, 2014 08:00 UTC. Prior to this date, there were only a few registrations that had been allowed on .UK. As a courtesy to .CO.UK domain owners, they have the first rights to their domain name on .UK. If you are a .ORG.UK owner, you have first rights to your domain name on .UK only if no one owns your domain name on .CO.UK. If you are a .ME.UK owner, you have first rights to your domain name on .UK only if no one owns either the .CO.UK or the .ORG.UK. The only exception to the above break down of first rights is if the higher priority domain was purchased after 10/28/13 23:59 UTC and the lower priority domain was purchased before this date. For example, if the .CO.UK domain name was purchased after 10/28/13 23:59 UTC and the .ORG.UK was purchased before that date, then the .ORG.UK owner has the rights to their domain name on .UK. All owners have the rights to their .UK domain name until 6/10/19 07:59 UTC. If you are unsure if you have the rights to your domain name on .UK, you can check using the rights checker on dotuklaunch.co.uk. If you would like to purchase a .UK domain name that you have the rights to, you must use the same registrant name that you used for your .CO.UK, .ORG.UK, or .ME.UK domain name. Please note that in order to register a .UK domain, you must also have an admin in the UK as .UK domains are restricted. NOTE: If you do not have the rights to the .UK domain you ordered, we will be forced to cancel your order. .UK domains that have a right of registration will be marked in our search results.

    • How do I set up my .UK default admin contact settings?

      Nominet, the central registry for .UK requires that a "registrant" contact in the UK is set when a domain is registered. You can also set up this information within your Dynadot account by following these instructions: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "TLD Settings" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click on the "UK Domain Settings" link on the right-hand side of the page. Enter in your .UK default admin contact information in the provided form. NOTE: This is not required for .CO.UK, .ORG.UK, or .ME.UK domains.

    • What restrictions does .BERLIN have?

      The .BERLIN domain requires registrants to have an economic, cultural, historical, social, or other connection to Berlin. This connection can include a contact in Berlin. This connection must be demonstrated by: The registrant's place of residence or secondary residence, seat or place of business, subsidiary or permanent establishment in Berlin, or a contact with a seat in Berlin, with an entry in the Whois database, or some other suitable proof such as a certificate provided by an employer, enrollment at a school or higher education institute, or a birth certificate. Registrants can include a person, legal entity, organization, or group of persons. You will be required to set your .BERLIN contact settings upon checkout (click on the "set whois contacts" link) or from within your Dynadot account once your registration is complete.

    • Who can register a .CN domain?

      Although .CN registrations used to be restricted, now anyone can register a .CN domain. There are no requirements to register a .CN domain, but you will need to set your .CN settings if you want to set the name servers for the domain. You also need to commit to the following .CN registration agreement: To comply with laws and regulations related to the Internet networks; To comply with the Procedures and other relevant regulations of competent authorities; To comply with these Rules and other regulations as the domain name dispute resolution policy; To ensure the authenticity, accuracy and integrity of the registration information submitted. Why was my .CN domain deleted?

    • What are the requirements for registering a .BIO domain?

      If you are registering a .BIO domain and you are a producer, a transformer, or a retailer in the field of agriculture, food, and farming and plan to use your .BIO for a website related to organics, you have to commit to not undermining the Principles of Organic Agriculture (POA) as formulated by International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), which is a partner of the .BIO Registry. (The four POA are health, ecology, fairness, and care.) In addition, you must abide by any regulations in force in the relevant markets where organic products are presented and promoted. By purchasing your .BIO domain, you are agreeing to these requirements. If you do not plan to use your .BIO domain for an organic farming or food related website, there are no restrictions.

    • What are the requirements to register a .CA domain?

      Registrants of .CA domains must meet certain Canadian presence requirements. Only the following individuals and entities will be able to register a .CA domain name: Canadian citizens of the age of majority Permanent residents Legal representatives Corporations under the laws of Canada Trusts under the laws of Canada Partnerships where more than 66.6% of partners meet the above requirements Associations where at least than 80% of members meet the above requirements The trade unions recognized by the labour board under laws of Canada Political parties registered under relevant electoral law of Canada Education institutions including universities, colleges, post-secondary schools, vocational schools, secondary schools, pre-schools, or other educational institutions that are recognized by the educational authorities of Canada Libraries, Archives, or Museums that are located in Canada and not established for profit Hospitals located in Canada and licensed, authorized, or approved to operate as such under an act of legislature of Canada Her Majesty the Queen and her successors Indian band as defined in the Indian Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-5 Aboriginal peoples indigenous to Canada Government Trade-marks registered in Canada Official marks .CA registrants will be asked to complete their registrant settings upon checkout and agree to CIRA's (the .CA central registry) agreement. You can also access your .CA registrant settings inside your Dynadot account.

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