Sponsored Top Level Domains

What are Sponsored Top Level Domains?

Sponsored Top Level Domains (sTLD) are special Top-Level Domains (TLD) that has a sponsor representing a community. Whereas an unsponsored TLD like ‘.COM’ operates under policies established by the global Internet community through the ICANN process.

Sponsored Top Level Domains

List of Sponsored Top Level Domains

DomainPurposeSponsoring Organization

.AERO Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for members of the air transport industry. Registrar checks the Credentials of applicants before permitting the registrationSociete Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautique S.C. (SITA SC)

.APP Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for Developer companies, professionals and enthusiast developers. There are no restrictions in terms of who can register a ‘.APP’ domain. But every website using this extension has to use HTTPS mandatorily.

Google

.ASIA Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for the Pan-Asia and the Asia Pacific community. Requires at least one contact in the Asia/Australia/Pacific region.DotAsia Organization Ltd.

.CAT Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for the Catalan (Spoken North-Eastern Spain) linguistic and cultural community. Screening is done both before and after registration to make sure registrants are part of the intended communityFundacio puntCAT

.COOP Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for cooperative associations. Only co-operatives and associated organizations can register.  Eligibility is verified through organizations of co-operatives and verifiable materials provided by registrants.DotCooperation LLC

.EDU Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for post-secondary institutions accredited by an agency on the U.S. Department of Education’s list of Nationally Recognized Accrediting AgenciesEDUCAUSE

.GOV Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for the United States Government General Services AdministrationQTDC, 2E08 (.gov Domain Registration)
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.INT Domains

Used only for registering organizations established by international treaties between governmentsInternet Assigned Numbers Authority

.JOBS Domains

These Domains are registrations must be based on the legal name of the company or organization and should be made by people within the company responsible for human resource managementEmploy Media LLC

.MIL Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains exclusively for the United States Military.DoD Network Information Center

.MOBI Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for consumers and providers of mobile products and services. Adherence to mobile-compatibility style guidelines can be enforced by challenge processmTLD Top Level Domain Limited dba dotMobi

.MUSEUM Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for museums. Credentials of applicants are checked before registration is permittedMuseum Domain Management Association

.POST Domains

These Domains registrants must be approved as being members of the postal community before registering domainsUniversal Postal Union.

.TEL Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for businesses and people to publish their contact dataTelnic Ltd

.TRAVEL Domains

ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for entities whose primary area of activity is in the travel industry. There are no such strict restrictions for these domains. But in general ‘.TRAVEL’ domains are available to everyone who provides or plans to provide services, products or content in or to the travel industryTralliance Registry Management Company, LLC.

 

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