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Domain Registration Requirements for:

.fr, .nl, .de, .us, .eu

.fr Domain Name Registration Requirements

In order to register a .fr domain, the Registrant must meet .fr's registration requirements.

Policies:
  • "Individual" registrants must be a resident of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and must provide their place and date of birth in the Order Comments.

  • "Organisation" registrants must be located in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. "Organisation" registrants located in France must provide their SIREN/SIRET number in the Order Comments.

  • Registrant transfers must be confirmed by the admin contact (registry sends an email)

  • Registrar transfers require an 'Auth Info' code. The registrant can obtain this code from customer support. The code can be entered in the Order Comments.

  • Registration terms begin anew at the completion of registrar and registrant transfers.

  • Domains that are not renewed are deleted from the registry's system the day they expire. They remain in quarantine at the registry for 30 days. During this time, these names can be recovered by submitting a domain renewal which may include a registry imposed admin charge. Please contact customer support for details.

.nl Domain Name Registration Requirements

Policies:
  • .NL domains are available to anyone. Requests submitted without a Netherlands address will automatically have a "SIDN-specified domicile address" provided as the local presence for the registrant.

  • A charge is applied for registrant-transfers.

  • Registrar transfers may require signed documentation if denied by current registrar.

  • Registration terms begin anew at the completion of registrar and registrant transfers.

  • Domains that are not renewed are deleted from OpenSRS the day they expire. They remain in quarantine at the registry for 40 days. During this time, these names can be recovered by submitting through the same Domain Redemption tool in RWI used to redeem gTLD's.

  • Registrar-transfers require an Auth Code.

.de Domain Name Registration Requirements

Policies:
  • In order to register a .DE domain name, either the Registrant (Owner) or the Administrative Contact must be based in Germany with a verifiable German address.

  • In order to activate a .DE domain, you must provide at least two functional nameservers; however, you may provide up to five nameservers per domain. Additionally, the two required nameservers must be active on two different subnets and must be authoritative for the domain name at the time of registration. If the name is registered and the nameservers are not active, the Registrant has thirty (30) days in which to activate and park the name on them. If the nameservers are not activated at the end of the 30-day period, DENIC deletes the name without refund. The nameservers associated with the domain name can be modified during the 30-day period, subject to DENIC verification. If the nameservers do not meet DENIC criteria, the change request is ignored.

.us Domain Name Registration Requirements

NEXUS Requirements

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 reseller 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.

We will receive a copy of any Nexus Confirmation emails sent to domain names registered under our accreditation. We anticipate this will affect only small numbers of registrants.

.eu Domain Name Registration Requirements

.EU domains are available for companies, organisations and individuals within the European Union.

An individual, organisation or company must:
  • Have its registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the Community
  • Be an organisation established within the Community without prejudice to the application of national law
  • Be a natural person resident within the Community
  • Exclude domains on the blocked or reserved list.