The purpose of this section is to describe the eligibility requirements for registering a domain name in the TLD.
Mission and purpose of the TLD
The mission of the TLD is to benefit internet users by ensuring increased trust, convenience and utility as well as extending and strengthening Sydney’s brand in the online environment.
The purpose of the TLD is to establish an online space specifically related to Sydney, the capital city of the State of New South Wales in Australia. The TLD will service the interests of businesses and residents of Sydney and the State of New South Wales. This includes internet users looking for products, services and information relating to Sydney, and thereby benefiting them through the increased accuracy of locality-specific content.
The TLD will provide a dedicated place for businesses, residents, community groups, organisations and government bodies in New South Wales seeking to identify themselves with Sydney, and offering these potential registrants new marketing opportunities and an additional channel of communication focused on their geographic location.
Eligibility requirementsTo support the mission and purpose of the TLD, in order to register or renew a domain name the
Applicant or Registrant must satisfy Criteria A, B or C as described in this section and be the intended
beneficiary of the domain name registration. At the time of submitting an application to register or
renew a domain name in the TLD, the Applicant or Registrant must warrant that:
- It meets the eligibility requirements;
- It will be the intended beneficiary of the domain name registration;
- Where the domain name is a two letter Label that corresponds to a country code described in
the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 standard, the Registrant will not misrepresent or falsely imply that the
Registrant or its business is affiliated with a government or country-code manager if such
affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement does not exist; and
- That the domain name and its use will be consistent with:
- the mission and purpose of the TLD;
- applicable laws, government rules or requirements and the Published Policies.
An Applicant or a Registrant:
- Must provide true and accurate details and information about itself at the time of Application
for, and registration of, the domain name and make those warrants as described in the
- Must provide to their Registrar updated details and information as soon as practicable when
information about the Registrant changes, and in any case no greater than 14 days from such
- Must not do any thing, or use any third party, or any service to obfuscate or conceal the true
identity of the intended beneficiary of the domain name registration.
Criteria A – New South Wales EntitiesThe 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 New South Wales associated with its ABN, ACN, RBN or ARBN; or
- has a valid corporate address in the State of New South Wales.
Criteria B – New South Wales ResidentsThe Applicant must be an Australian citizen or resident with a valid address in the State of New South
Wales.There is no restriction on the number of domain names that may be applied for.
Criteria C – Associated EntitiesThe 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 New South Wales;
- a service that the Associated Entity provides to residents of the State of New South Wales;
- an event that the Associated Entity organises or sponsors in the State of New South Wales;
- an activity that the Associated Entity facilitates in the State of New South Wales; or
- a course or training program that the Associated Entity provides to residents of the State of
New South Wales.
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 Match.
Transferring a domain name to another person or entityA 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.