Help>Domains>Domain Restrictions

    Domain Restrictions

    • 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.

    • Who can register a .EU domain?

      .EU is considered a country code top-level domain (ccTLD); however, unlike most ccTLDs, it servers the entire European Union (EU), which consists of 28 countries. .EU domains are restricted to the following organizations or individuals: An undertaking having their registered office, central administration, or principal place of business within the European Community; or, An organization established anywhere within the European Community; or, A natural person residing within the European Community. In addition, you must have a mailing address in the EU for your domain Whois. This includes addresses in the following EU countries: Austria (.AT) Belgium (.BE) Bulgaria (.BG) Croatia (.HR) Cyprus (.CY) Czech Republic (.CZ) Denmark (.DK) Estonia (.EE) Finland (.FI) France (.FR) Germany (.DE) Greece (.GR) Hungary (.HU) Iceland (.IS) Ireland (.IE) Italy (.IT) Latvia (.LV) Lichtenstein (.LI) Lithuania (.LT) Luxemburg (.LU) Malta (.MT) Netherlands (.NL) Norway (.NO) Poland (.PL) Portugal (.PT) Romania (.RO) Slovakia (.SK) Slovenia (.SI) Spain (.ES) Sweden (.SE) United Kingdom (.UK) We try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible; however if we are missing a country that is part of the EU, that should also be acceptable to use for .EU registration.

    • 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.

    • 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 add my Membership ID to my .XXX domain?

      The central registry for .XXX requires registrants to be members of the Sponsored Community in order for their .XXX domains to resolve. You can still register .XXX domains without a member ID, but you will not be able to create a website on it. To obtain a membership ID, please send an email to the .XXX central registry at support@icmregistry.com. To add your Membership ID to your .XXX domain, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and then "TLD Settings" in the drop-down. Click on the "XXX Settings" link. Enter your ID number In the "XXX Member ID" box. Press the "Set" button to save your changes. After you have completed those steps, you MUST update your contact settings for the .XXX domain. Go back to "My Domains" in the left-side menu bar and "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to your .XXX domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "Contacts" from the "Bulk Action" list. Select your contacts records. Press the "Submit" button to save your changes.

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

      You will be asked to enter a registrant for your .UK domain during the checkout process. Please note that this registrant cannot be changed later through your Dynadot account. You will have to change it through Nominet, the .UK registry, and they charge a fee.

    • What is the .SCOT "Intended Use" field?

      .SCOT registrants are required to state their intended use of the registered domain name (such as: offering commercial services in Scotland, private use, promoting services to Scottish people in Australia, etc.). The "Intended Use" field will be presented to you upon checkout. A false statement of intended use is an indication of bad faith and can be the basis for the suspension of the domain name. To register a .SCOT domain, 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, or business basis, or any other activity conducive to the welfare of the worldwide Scottish community. In addition to the requirement that the .SCOT Registrant is a bona-fide member of the Scottish community, the Registrant's use of the registered domain name must be: Generally accepted as legitimate; and Beneficial to the cause and the values of the .SCOT community; and Commensurate with the role and importance of the registered domain name; and In good faith at the time of the registration and thereafter. You can also access the "Intended Use" of your .SCOT domain from your Dynadot account.

    • 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.