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What is a .abc Domain Name?

A .abc domain name is a new TLD for the internet, aiming at bringing people closer to culture, people and businesses online. .abc was created after years of research about domain name demand by Chinese language users.

.abc Domain Name Registration

There are two kinds of registration methods for .ab.c domains: direct registration with an ICANN-accredited registrar or registry-based domain name registration with a registrar under an Internet service provider (ISP) in China.

Who can use a .abc domain name?

Any person, business or organization who meets the eligibility requirements of the registry and agrees to abide by this policy and any policies developed by abc Registry. This includes, but is not limited to:

A. Any individual

B. Non-profit organization

C. Corporation, company or business entity (for profit or non-profit). This includes, but is not limited to the following subcategories which are defined in the registry agreement:

1) Commercial enterprises

2) Educational institutions

3) Non-governmental organizations

4) Not-for-profit organizations

5) Political parties

6) Religious institutions

7) Trade or professional associations

Who regulates .abc Domain Name?

The .abc generic top-level domain name (gTLD) is operated by abc Registry under the supervision of The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT) and The Internet Society of China (ISC).

What Tips Should I Know About .abc Domain Name?

Differentiation from existing generic TLDs. When choosing a .abc domain name, it should be different from any other existing TLDs to avoid visitor confusion. Ensure that the chosen domain name is meaningful and easy for potential visitors to understand.

Possible restrictions on registration

There may be restrictions on who can register a .abc domain name, such as limitations based upon nationality or residency status. It is important that you read and understand any terms and conditions associated with your desired .abc domain name to ensure it matches your registration needs.

What's the Difference Between .com and .abc domain names?

.com is a TLD that represents commercial enterprises. It also offers open registrations to all interested parties without any limitations on who can register a .com domain name, which means it requires no specific eligibility or requirements from registrants. On the other hand, .abc is a TLD that represents culture and businesses with Chinese language users, which requires certain rules and regulations.

What Documents Do You Need to Register .abc Domain Name?

To register a .abc domain name, you must meet all eligibility requirements and agree to the .abc registration terms. In addition, each domain name application will be checked to ensure it complies with registry policies before being approved for use on the Internet. Some notable requirements are listed below:

1. Identity documentation of legal representative

A legal representative is required to submit identity, address and ID card or passport for review upon registration/transfer of each .abc domain name. These documents should be submitted in Chinese or English with the originals notarized by the government.

2. Domain name eligibility requirements

a. only individuals, legal entities or organizations that are directly related to culture can apply for .abc domain names;

b. all applicants must provide business information including the business scope, location and time of establishment upon registration/transfer of each .abc domain name;

c. .abc domains cannot be used for any illegal activities;

d. .abc domains may not conflict with any of the following:

1) China’s laws or regulations;

2) Government policies or social public interests.