Am I eligible?
- an organization formed as and/or considered cooperatives under
applicable local law;
- an association comprised of cooperatives;
- an organization that is committed to the seven
- an organization that is majority controlled by
- an entity whose operations are principally dedicated
to serving cooperatives.
Then you are eligible for a .coop
You may also apply directly to dotCoop if you can present
evidence that the use of a .coop domain by yourself or the entity
applying for the domain would advance the interests of cooperatives
or assist in the development of cooperatives globally.
The exact criteria eligibility criteria are included in
Sponsored TLD Agreement.
How can I get a .Coop Verification Code (CVC)?
Anyone can secure a CVC to use at participating registrars as
proof of eligibility. You can apply directly on this site or
you can go to one of our participating registrars and they will
direct you to our site during the registration process. In
either case you can enter your CVC and expedite your .coop
registration. To secure a CVC or find out more, click here.
You'll be glad you did!
I'm still not sure I am eligible.
DotCoop will review your eligibility at no charge to ensure your
eligibility for a .coop domain prior to registration. Please contact us if you
would like us to confirm your eligibility.
Can we get a .coop domain if we are just starting a co-op?
Co-ops in the process of formation may purchase a .coop domain.
dotCoop will periodically review your eligibility status under
Policy. Based on the registration agreement,
DotCoop can revoke your domain registration if the registrant
organization is not eligible under the standard criteria once your
organization is in operation.
Are there any restrictions on the name I can register?
Cooperatives can register any domain name available on a
first-come-first-served basis. However, all .coop domains are
subject to the UDRP which
deals with trademark and other use infringements.