It is a ethno-geographic TLD dedicated to the people and culture of Corsica and individuals and businesses that identify in or through them. The applicant is the Collectivité Territoriale de Corse (CTC), which is the regional Government of Corsica, and as is states in its application, "without doubt, the most legitimate entity representing the interests of the Corsican people." Corsica is one of the 22 regions of France. Any natural or legal person can register (or renew) a .CORSICA domain name if it meets at least one of the criteria detailed below:
- Organization in Corsica: an organization (company, association, public authority, etc.) having its registered office in Corsica or an organization having its registered office outside Corsica but a secondary establishment registered in Corsica.
- Organization outside Corsica: an organization (company, association, public authority, etc.), having its registered office outside Corsica or not having a secondary establishment registered in Corsica but wishing to protect its mark from registration by a third party ( defensive registration without the intention of exploiting the domain name).
- Resident in Corsica: a natural person with a valid address in the territory of Corsica.
- Diaspora and Cultural, family or identity link with Corsica: Any natural person who has and will have to prove a direct or indirect attachment link (economic, social, cultural, family, historical or other) with Corsica.
Promotion of lingua corsa : it is ADVISED to the holder of a .CORSICA domain name , in the event that he creates a website, to create and maintain in Corsican language at least one page of his website in .CORSICA.