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Extension (TLD) Information & Domain Lifecycle

Please review the following registration restrictions for the different domain extensions before you register your domain name.

TLD Country Registration Period Description
.com Generic 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.net Generic 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.org Generic 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.biz Generic 1-10 Years The .biz domain must be used for a "bona fide business or commercial use".

.us United States 1-10 Years Registrant must meet one of the .US local presence requirements:

  • A natural person (i) who is a U.S. 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.
  • An entity or organization that is (i) incorporated within one of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, or any of the U.S. possessions or territories or organized, or (ii) otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia or any of its possessions or territories (including a federal, state, or local government of the United States, or a political subdivision thereof, and unincorporated organizations based in the United States).
  • An entity or organization that has a bona fide presence in the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories.
.ca Canada 1-10 Years Local presence requirements.  To see if you are eligible for a .ca domain, visit http://www.cira.ca
.info Generic 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.name Generic 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.eu European Union 1 Year Registrant must meet one of the .eu local presence requirements:

  • Undertaking having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European Community.
  • Organization established within the European Community without prejudice to the application of national law.
  • Natural person resident within the European Community.
.mobi Generic 2 -10 Years Intended for Web sites designed for viewing from a mobile device.
.ac Ascension Island 1 Year Unrestricted
.ag Antigua & Barbadu 1-10 Years Unrestricted
Domain names considered offensive may be declined.
.com.ag Antigua & Barbadu 1-10 Years Unrestricted
Domain names considered offensive may be declined.
.net.ag Antigua & Barbadu 1-10 Years Unrestricted
Domain names considered offensive may be declined.
.org.ag Antigua & Barbadu 1-10 Years Unrestricted
Domain names considered offensive may be declined.
.am Armenia 1 Year Also used to identify domains related to AM radio. Geographic names, widely known acronyms and abbreviations and generic terms may not be registered as a domain name.
.at Austria 1 Year Purely numeric domain names not accepted.
.bz Belize 1-10 Years Unrestricted
Domain names considered offensive may be declined.
.cn China 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.com.cn China 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.net.cn China 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.org.cn China 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.cn (regional) China 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.cc Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.de Germany 1 Year Owner or administrative contacts must have a valid address (no P.O. box) located in Germany. If you do not meet this requirement, Asia Pacific IT will provide a proxy administrative contact with an address in Germany that can act as your representative.
.fm Federal States of Micronesia 1 Year Unrestricted. Also used to identify domains related to FM radio.
.gs South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 1 Year Unrestricted
.hn Honduras 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.com.hn Honduras 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.net.hn Honduras 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.org.hn Honduras 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.in India 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.co.in India 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.firm.in India 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.gen.in India 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.ind.in India 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.net.in India 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.org.in India 1-5 Years Unrestricted
.io British Indian Ocean Territory 1 Year Unrestricted
.it Italy 1 Year Registrants must reside within the European Union. Individuals may register 1 domain name. Companies can register multiple domain names but must supply a tax registration number.

The .it registry requires that you complete and sign a document and return it, by fax, within 10 days before your registration request is completed. After registering for your .it domain, you will be sent an email from our registration partner, GRS, with the required documents and further instructions.
.la Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Los Angeles 1 Year Unrestricted. Also used as the state code of Louisiana in the U.S.
.mn Mongolia 1-10 Years Unrestricted
Can also be used as state code for Minnesota.
.ms Montserrat 1 Year Unrestricted
.com.mx Mexico 2 Years Unrestricted
.co.nz New Zealand 1 Year Unrestricted
.org.nz New Zealand 1 Year Unrestricted
.net.nz New Zealand 1 Year Unrestricted
.pl Poland 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.com.pl Poland 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.info.pl Poland 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.net.pl Poland 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.org.pl Poland 1-10 Years Unrestricted
.sc Seychelles 1-2 Years initially, renewable up to 3 years Unrestricted
.com.sc Seychelles 1-2 Years initially, renewable up to 3 years Unrestricted
.net.sc Seychelles 1-2 Years initially, renewable up to 3 years Unrestricted
.org.sc Seychelles 1-2 Years initially, renewable up to 3 years Unrestricted
.sh Saint Helena 1 Year Unrestricted
.tc Turks and Caicos Islands 1 Year Unrestricted
.tk Tokelau 2 Years Unrestricted. Also used for telecommunications-related domains in Germany.
.tm Turkmenistan 10 Years Unrestricted. Also used to identify trademark domains or material.
.tv Tuvalu 1-10 Years Unrestricted. Also used to identify domains related to television.
.vc St. Vincent & the Grenadines 1 Year initially, renewable up to 10 years Unrestricted
.com.vc St. Vincent & the Grenadines 1 Year initially, renewable up to 10 years Unrestricted
.net.vc St. Vincent & the Grenadines 1 Year initially, renewable up to 10 years Unrestricted
.org.vc St. Vincent & the Grenadines 1 Year initially, renewable up to 10 years Unrestricted
.vg British Virgin Islands 1 Year Unrestricted
.ws Western Samoa 1 Year Unrestricted. Also used to identify “Web sites” or “world sites”.



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