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    Domain Restrictions

    • 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 the Registrant Whois Type when registering a .CA domain?

      CIRA, the central registry for .CA has a Canadian Presence Requirement for registrants. Registrants will be asked to complete their .CA registrant settings including selecting a "Registrant Whois Type." If you select a non-individual registrant type, which is any EXCEPT Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident of Canada, Aboriginal Peoples (individuals or groups) indigenous to Canada, Legal Representative of a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, then your default administrative contact must use a different contact record. If your Whois Type is "Corporation (Canada or Canadian province or territory)," the contact record name must be the full legal name of the corporation and must be followed by the jurisdiction of incorporation (i.e. Canada, Ontario, NWT, …), unless it is obvious from the corporation’s name. For more information, please see CIRA's Canadian Presence Requirements for Registrants.

    • How do I enter the intended use for my .SCOT domain?

      .SCOT registrants are required to state their intended use of the registered domain name. You will be asked to fill this out on checkout, but you can also set up or change your .SCOT domain's intended use settings within your Dynadot account by following these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "TLD Settings" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click on the "SCOT Domain Settings" link in the box on the right labeled "TLD Specific Settings". Enter in your .SCOT intended use information here.

    • 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 or change my .ASIA domain's requirement settings?

      .ASIA domains require a contact in Asia. You must enter either your or your contact's information, which includes Registrant Country, Registrant Type, Identification Document, and Identification Document Number, at checkout. You can also set or change these .ASIA requirement settings by following these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "TLD Settings" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. It should open up to the "ASIA Domain Settings" page, but if not the link is on the right-hand side of the page. Enter your "Registrant Country," "Registrant Type," "Identification Document," and/or "Identification Document Number" using the drop down menus. Click on the "Submit" button to save your changes. For more information, please see DotAsia's ASIA Charter Eligibility Requirements.

    • What are the requirements for registering a .NGO/.ONG domain?

      .NGO domains require the registrant to be a valid Non-Governmental Organization or NGO. Below is more information about what that means: The Public Interest Registry (PIR) has worked closely with the global NGO community to develop a validation process for .NGO and .ONG registration. The following seven criteria are used to define an NGO for the purpose of validation: Focused on acting in the public interest: Whether in support of education or health, the environment or human rights, members of the community work for the good of humankind and/or the preservation of the planet and do not promote discrimination or bigotry. Non-profit making/non-profit-focused entities: While many NGOs and ONGs engage in commercial activities or generate revenue in support of their missions, members of the community do not recognize profits or retain earnings. Limited government influence: Recognizing that many NGO and ONG organizations have important interactions with government, not least for reasons of funding (which may include receipt of some government funding in support of their programs) members of the community decide their own policies, direct their own activities and are independent of direct government or political control. Independent actors: Members of the community should not be political parties nor should be a part of any government. Participation in the work of a NGO/ONG is voluntary. Active Organizations: Members of the community are actively pursuing their missions on a regular basis. Structured: Members of the community, whether large or small, operate in a structured manner (e.g., under bylaws, codes of conduct, organizational standards, or other governance structures.) Lawful: Members of the .NGO and .ONG community act with integrity within the bounds of law. Please note that "members of the community" above refers to members of the .NGO and .ONG community. NGOs and ONGs participating as members in this community must certify that they adhere to the above Eligibility Criteria.

    • 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.

    • Why was my .CN domain deleted?

      CNNIC, the central registry for .CN, does not allow certain domain names to be registered. For example, domain names related to gambling or pornography are not allowed. CNNIC reviews all domain name registrations, and may delete certain domains. If this happens to your domain, you will not receive an account credit. For a full list of restrictions, please see the "ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CN REGISTRATIONS" section in our Service Agreement.

    • 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.