The perfect domain extension for attorneys, legal writers, law schools, legal advisors, online law reports, legal publications, even bloggers who write about the law, legal issues, and related topics.
|Sunrise ||July 30, 2015 -- September 28, 2015 |
| EAP ||October 12, 2015 -- October 19, 2015. |
|General Availability ||October 12, 2015 |
The number of legal/law services now offered online continues to increase--and the legal community needs a relevant, easily identifiable, and searchable TLD, like the new .LAW gTLD. Dot LAW is perfect for attorneys, legal writers, law schools, legal advisors, online law reports, legal publications, even bloggers who write about the law, legal issues, and related topics. By providing a 'home' online via this new namespace, .LAW makes it easier for Internet users looking for law information, legal answers, attorneys, or legal forms and representation to find the services they need. The new .law domain extension is the quintessential gTLD extension for attorneys and legal professionals.
The goal of the new .law gTDL is to provide a new/better way for legal related businesses to make their websites easily identifiable to their consumers and clients--and to bolster consumer confidence in their brand. Registering a .law domain extension for your brand will help you grow your business, by letting the world know exactly who you are and what you do. And it will help enhance advertizing efforts and help you promote your business (or yourself) more effectively online, increasing search rankings. Be sure to get the .law domain name you want before it's taken.
Available renewal terms:
Are individual .law registrations allowed? | Yes
▼ Will I need to provide additional information to register a .law domain name? | Yes
.LAW is a restricted Top Level Domain (TLD) that aims to promote trust in the professional legal community by creating exclusive online spaces in which lawyers that are regulated and licensed to practice law can present themselves in a distinctive and memorable manner.
.LAW Eligibility Criteria
In order to register register (and renew) a .law domain name, the registrant must be a Qualified (eligible) Lawyer. For the purposes of this Eligibility Policy, a Qualified Lawyer is a professional who is licensed to practice law by an approved regulator of legal services in a given jurisdiction. A Qualified Lawyer must be identifiable as a currently licensed practitioner in the public records kept by the relevant approved regulator. Applications for domain names in .LAW using a registrar proxy or privacy service or any other service having an equivalent effect will not be allowed. Providing false information may lead to the deletion of your registration with no refund given. The .LAW registry will engage an independent third party (the Validation Company) to carry out the verification of applicants against the Eligibility Criteria in this Eligibility Policy. The .LAW registry reserves the right for the Validation Company to contact applicants in order to request any further information or supporting documentation that it deems necessary to satisfy itself as to whether or not an applicant meets the requirements of this Eligibility Policy. Validation may occur for each registration year.
Per registry policy, registration fees are non-refundable after the 5 day Add Grace Period regardless of the outcome of verification by the registry. Please note that verification may take longer than 5 days in which case, registration fees are still non-refundable. If rejection or cancellation occurs within the 5 day Add Grace Period a $25 per year ordered is still non-refundable. Certain names may be reserved or considered premium names.
▼ Do restrictions apply to some .law domain names? | Yes
Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements. To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here. Some domains names may be initially blocked due to non-existing domain name (“NxD”) collision concerns,
Are IDNs available? | No
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