A .vig domain name is a generic top-level domain for the VIG community, which includes the adult entertainment industry.
A .vig domain name can be used by any person or business in connection with a bona fide offering of goods or services on a website.
Who may register a .vig domain name?
Any person or business who would like to acquire a .vig domain name should be able to demonstrate that they are part of the VIG community.
This might include demonstrating how you make your living, as well as producing other forms of evidence that you are a recognized member of the VIG community.
Failure to provide sufficient proof will result in the cancellation of the registration request. Acceptable forms of evidence may include:
- Proof of owning a website that offers VIG content
- A letter from an officer/director of the business stating that you are involved in the adult entertainment industry.
- Evidence other than those listed above will be evaluated to determine whether they are sufficient proof of eligibility for registration.
What does .vig stand for?
The .vig domain name stands for VIG (short for Video Internet Gambling).
According to the Applicant Guidebook, a community of "VIG content industry members" is eligible to register .vig domain names. The focus of this community is on providing and sharing adult entertainment material online.
What does it mean to own a .vig domain name?
Ownership of a .vig domain name consists of being allowed to use the domain name exclusively, in connection with your website/business.
As the owner of a .vig domain name, you pay registration and renewal fees to the registry. You are also able to transfer your domain name to another registrar or registrant upon completion of the transfer process.
You will also have the right to prevent others from using it.
Owning your own .vig domain name gives you an online identity that can be used in multiple ways: simply using it as an email address; building content on it (web site, blog, etc.) with unique branding; developing eCommerce sites with secure payment facilities; registering products and/or services; providing access to cloud-based applications, etc.
What are the benefits of registering a .vig domain name?
Although anyone can visit your website without owning a .vig domain name, the domain provides instant credibility and trust. It shows that you are serious, trustworthy, and engaged with your community.
A .vig domain name can make it easier for potential customers to find you when conducting an online search, as well as attract more effective site visitors. It can also be used as part of your marketing strategy or social media tactics.
Your own unique .vig domain name will set you apart from your competition and allow you to build an online presence that properly represents the services/products offered through your VIG business.
Why register my .vig domain name?
There are many reasons why you should register your .vig domain name, including:
- It is unique to only you in the industry;
- The Registry manages all registrations so no need for maintenance;