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.
List of Sponsored Top Level Domains
|ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for members of the air transport industry. Registrar checks the Credentials of applicants before permitting the registration||Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautique S.C. (SITA SC)|
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.
|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.|
|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 community||Fundacio puntCAT|
|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|
|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 Agencies||EDUCAUSE|
|ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for the United States Government General Services Administration||QTDC, 2E08 (.gov Domain Registration)|
|Used only for registering organizations established by international treaties between governments||Internet Assigned Numbers Authority|
|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 management||Employ Media LLC|
|ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains exclusively for the United States Military.||DoD Network Information Center|
|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 process||mTLD Top Level Domain Limited dba dotMobi|
|ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for museums. Credentials of applicants are checked before registration is permitted||Museum Domain Management Association|
|These Domains registrants must be approved as being members of the postal community before registering domains||Universal Postal Union.|
|ICANN guidelines reserve these Domains for businesses and people to publish their contact data||Telnic Ltd|
|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 industry||Tralliance Registry Management Company, LLC.|
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