The mission of the TLD is to benefit internet users by ensuring increased trust, convenience and utility as
well as extending and strengthening Melbourne’s brand in the online environment.
The purpose of the TLD is to establish an online space specifically related to Melbourne, the capital city
of the State of Victoria in Australia. The TLD will service the interests of businesses and residents of
Melbourne and the State of Victoria. This includes internet users looking for products, services and
information relating to Melbourne, and thereby benefiting them through the increased accuracy of
The TLD will provide a dedicated place for businesses, residents, community groups, organisations and
government bodies in Victoria seeking to identify themselves with Melbourne, and offering these
potential registrants new marketing opportunities and an additional channel of communication focused
on their geographic location.
To support the mission and purpose of the TLD, in order to register or renew a domain name the
applicant must satisfy Criteria A, B or C as described in this section. At the time of submitting an
application to register or renew a domain name in the TLD, the applicant must warrant that:
- It meets the eligibility requirements; and
- That the domain name and its use will be consistent with:
- the mission and purpose of the TLD; and
- applicable laws, government rules or requirements and our policies.
Criteria A – Victorian Entities
The applicant must be an entity registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
or the Australian Business Register that:
- has an address in the State of Victoria associated with its ABN, ACN, RBN or ARBN; or
- has a valid corporate address in the State of Victoria.
- There is no restriction on the number of domain names that may be applied for. There are no additional composition requirements for domain names registered under Criteria A other than as described in this and any other of our policies.
Criteria B – Victorian Residents
The applicant must be an Australian citizen or resident with a valid address in the State of Victoria. There is no restriction on the number of domain names that may be applied for. There are no additional
composition requirements for domain names registered under Criteria B other than as described in this
and any other of our policies.
Criteria C – Associated Entities
The applicant must be an Associated Entity. The applicant may only apply for a domain name that is an
Exact Match or Partial Match to, or an Abbreviation, or an Acronym of:
- the business name of the applicant, or name by which the applicant is commonly known ( i.e. a
nickname) and the business name must be registered with the appropriate authority in the
jurisdiction in which that business is domiciled; or
- a product that the Associated Entity manufactures or sells to entities or individuals residing in
the State of Victoria;
- a service that the Associated Entity provides to residents of the State of Victoria;
- an event that the Associated Entity organises or sponsors in the State of Victoria;
- an activity that the Associated Entity facilitates in the State of Victoria; or
- a course or training program that the Associated Entity provides to residents of the State of
There is no restriction on the number of domain names that may be applied for. Domain names
registered under Criteria C must meet the composition requirements as described in this and any other of our policies and the additional composition requirements as required by the definition of Exact
Please Note : Where the Registrant no longer meets the eligibility requirements of the TLD, it must contact its Registrar as soon as possible, and in any case no greater than 14 calendar days of its ineligibility, request that the domain name be cancelled, locked, placed on hold, transferred or deleted.
Transferring a domain name to another person or entity
A domain name may only be transferred to another party that meets the requirements of this and our
other policies, and the receiving party must make also warrant that it meets the eligibility requirements and would be entitled to register the domain name if it were applying for it in its own right.