ccTLD Registration Guidelines
One of the most common questions we get asked here at Hover is what requirements are needed to register various ccTLDs. As they are all different, some having more requirements than others, it is important to know before you start the registration process the restrictions on your chosen domain.
We’ve compiled a list of the ccTLDs we offer, and the requirements for each:
Registrants must have a Canadian presence. .CA domain names can only be registered by individuals or organizations with a presence in Canada. Meaning, to register a .CA domain name you need to be a Canadian Citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or an organization in Canada such as a corporation, partnership, educational institution, or government entity.
Prospective registrants of US domain names must fall in one of three U.S. Nexus categories and must certify that they have a “bona fide presence in the United States.”
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.
Any private person residing within the European Union (EU) and any organisation or company based in the EU is eligible to register a .eu domain name. Residency and NOT nationality determine whether you are allowed to register a .eu domain name.
All registrants of a .de domain name must have a presence in Germany and an address within Germany.
Anyone can register a .me domain name regardless of where you’re located.
A .tv domain name is restricted to registrants located within the European Union.
Anyone can register a .uk domain name regardless of where you are located.
Anyone can register a .cc domain name regardless of where you’re located
Because it is unrestricted, anyone can register a .WS domain regardless of location.
Anyone can register a .ES domain name.
When you place an order for a .IT domain, you need to complete the following additional fields in the Registrant Contact Information section of the order form:
Persons, Foreign and Italian
Italian Companies/One Man Companies
Italian Freelance Worker/Professionals
Italian Non-profit Organizations
Italian Other subjects
Non Italian, Non Persons
Nationality — This field is required if Entity Type is Persons, Foreign and Italian. From the drop-down list, choose the Registrant’s nationality. For more information, see .IT Residency Requirements.
VAT/Codice Fiscale — The value that you need to enter depends on the entity type of the registrant.
*Italian citizens must enter their Codice Fiscale.
Non Italians can enter n.a.
Italian companies, freelancers and other subjects must enter their 11 digit VAT number or tax identification number.
Italian non-profit organizations must enter their VAT number or tax identification number; if they do not have one,they can enter n.a.
Non Italian entities other than persons (organizations, freelancers, companies, etc.) must enter their VAT number.
If you have any questions about restrictions for ccTLDs, we’d be happy to answer them! Give us a call at 1-866-731-6556 or email us at email@example.com.