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Domain Restrictions

  • Why do I have to enter an "Intended Usage" when registering a .US domain?

    .US domains are restricted. The central registry for .US requires registrants to fill out their "Intended Usage" and "Registrant Type" upon registration. The registrant must indicate their "Intended Usage" of the .US domain by selecting one of the following categories: Personal use Business for profit Non-profit business, association, religious organization, club, etc. Education purposes Government purposes Once you have entered these settings and successfully registered a .US domain, you will not be asked to fill them out with additional .US registrations. If you need to update your settings, you can change your .US Nexus settings from within your Dynadot account. Please note that the .US central registry will delete .US domains that are in violation of their Nexus policies.

  • Why do I have to enter a "Registrant" for .AT domains?

    Nic.at, the central registry for .AT, requires that a registrant is set when a domain is registered. You can specify an organization, person's name, or both. If you specify a person's name, it must be between 2 and 5 words in length, with at least 2 of the words longer than 2 characters. NOTE: The registrant can only be changed by placing a .AT domain trade order along with submitting a change holder document signed by both the current registrant and new registrant.

  • 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.

  • 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 are the requirements to register .RUHR?

    .RUHR domain requires 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 RUHR Domain Settings.

  • How do I set or change my .US domain's Nexus requirement settings?

    .US domains are restricted. When you register a .US domain, you are asked to fill out your "Intended Usage" and "Registrant Type" upon checkout. You can also fill out or change these settings within your Dynadot account. To set up or change your .US domain's Nexus settings, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "TLD Settings" from the “My Domains" drop-down menu. Scroll down and click on the "US Settings" link on the page. Enter your "Intended Usage" and "Registrant Type" using the drop down menus. Click on the "Submit" button to save your changes. Please note that the .US central registry will delete .US domains that are in violation of their Nexus policies.



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