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    • 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. Click “My Domains”, then “TLD Settings” from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "SCOT Settings" and enter in your .SCOT intended use information here.

    • Does the .APP domain have any restrictions?

      Yes. Although the .APP domain does not have any restrictions on who can register it, it does have a restriction for those who want to build a website. The .APP domain is a more secure domain. For this reason, HTTPS is required for all .APP websites. What this means is, you must have an SSL certificate in order for your .APP website to resolve properly in a web browser. You can purchase an SSL certificate on our SSL page. What is SSL?

    • 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.

    • 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 .QUEBEC domain?

      .QUEBEC requires all registrants to be an individual or a legal entity with a connection to the Québec community. Due to these restrictions, when you register a .QUEBEC domain name, you are asked to fill out an "intended use." To set up your .QUEBEC domain's intended use settings, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Click “My Domains”, then “TLD Settings” from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "QUEBEC Settings" and enter in your .QUEBEC intended use information here. Find out more about .QUEBEC's intended use requirements.

    • What is the .QUEBEC "Intended Use" field and why do I have to enter it?

      The .QUEBEC central registry "Community Nexus" requirement that says all registrants of a .QUEBEC domain name must be an individual or a legal entity with a connection to the Québec community. This connection means that the registrant of the domain name must be able to reasonably demonstrate a link or an interest to the community at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the active registration. The link to the community can be on a linguistic, cultural, tourism, commercial, or any other basis that is conducive (and not detrimental) to the benefit of the Québec community. Registrations under the .QUEBEC top-level domain (TLD) are intended to be made by bona-fide members of the Québec community (as described above), and are subject to the further requirement that the registrant’s actions in the .QUEBEC community, as well as the registrant’s use of the registered domain name, must be: Generally accepted as legitimate; and Beneficial to the interest of the Québec community; and Commensurate with the role and importance of the registered domain name; and In good faith at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the active registration. Get instructions on how to enter the intended use for your .QUEBEC domain.

    • How do I set my .NYC contact settings?

      .NYC domains are restricted to those with a physical presence in one of New York City's 5 boroughs. You will be required to set up a contact record in New York when you register your .NYC domain. You can also set up or change your .NYC contact settings from within your Dynadot account by following these instructions: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Click “My Domains”, then “TLD Settings” from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "NYC Domain Settings". Set your .NYC Nexus information in the provided form. If you do not have a contact record in New York, you can create one on that page as well.

    • 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.

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