Items in the topic Registration Considerations
Prospective Registrants in the usTLD must fall in one of three U.S. Nexus categories and must certify that they have a “bona fide presence in the United States.”
Prospective Registrants must indicate their use of the domain by selecting one of the following categories: Note: By agreeing to the policies of the registry, Registrants agree to having one of the requirements below. Nothing further is required from the provider to prove the Registrant has a legitimate registration.
Nexus Category 1
A natural person (i) who is a United States citizen, (ii) a permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories, or (iii) whose primary place of domicile is in the United States of America or any of its possessions.
Nexus Category 2
An United States entity or organization that is (i) incorporated within one of the fifty (50) U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or any of the United States possessions or territories or organized, or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia or any of its possessions or (including a federal, state, or local government of the United States, or a political subdivision thereof, and unincorporated organizations based in the United States).
Nexus Category 3
An entity or organization (including a federal, state, or local government of the United States, or a political subdivision thereof) that has a bona fide presence in the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories.
- If foreign entity, Applicant must state country of citizenship.
- Check from category list, basis for compliance with Nexus requirement – regularly sells goods in the United States; regularly provides services in the United States; regularly engages in business activities, trade or other business (commercial or non-commercial including not-for-profit) relations in the United States;
- Maintains an office or other property within the United States.
The Registry Operator conducts weekly random checks for US nexus requirements. They select a small sample (approximately 0.5% of new registrations) and send the selected Registrants a Nexus confirmation email.
Each selected Registrant will have 30 days to respond to the Registry Operator. If the Registrant fails to respond, the Registry Operator will attempt a second contact with the Registrant. If there is no response to the second contact, the Registry Operator will delete the domain name. The Registry Operator is not refunding registration fees for deleted names.
.TV domains can be registered for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years.
Yes. In order to register a .DE domain, you must have presence in Germany, as well as functioning name servers.
Local Presence required
The Registrant or the person named as the Administrative Contact person for a .DE domain must reside in Germany. The Registry will validate this requirement at the time off registration application and if not fulfilled, the registration will fail.
Active Name Servers Required
The two required name servers that are authoritative for the domain name must be active at the time of registration and on different subnets. If this is not the case, the order will complete, however there will be a 30-day window in which you must update your name servers. If this is not done, the registry will delete the domain name, and refunds will not be given. The Name Servers associated with the domain name at the time of the order cannot be changed during the 30-day window.
PLEASE NOTE: If a name is submitted without two authoritative, active Name Servers, an automated email will be sent by the Tucows system to the Registrant informing them of the need for authoritative, active Name Servers, the timeline to fulfill this requirement and how to inform the system that the Name Servers are now active.
As well, the Name Servers associated with .DE domains must reside on different subnets to avoid a single point of failure. The Registry Operator makes this determination by reviewing the IP addresses of the Name Servers. If the address differs in one of the first three octets, then the Name Servers are deemed to be on different subnets.
Yes there are. CIRA has determined that the .CA name space should be developed as a key public resource for the social and economic development of all Canadians. Accordingly, persons who wish to register a .CA domain name or sub-domain name on and after November 8, 2000 must meet certain Canadian Presence Requirements For Registrants.