The domain registry Starting Dot has announced they are removing some of the restrictions on the .ARCHI extension. Previously, .ARCHI was restricted to only certified architects or architecture firms that were registered as a member of a Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) or of an Allied Member Section of UIA.
.ARCHI will now be open to registrants who do not fall under the previous categories. Registrants, however, must abide by the following rules when registering a .ARCHI domain name:
- not to use the .ARCHI Domain Name so as to confuse the public of their qualification and/or status as a professional architect;
- not to claim the title of architect or of architectural engineer and under this claim, to point the .ARCHI Domain Name to online content in relation with professional architectural engineering services;
- not to abuse, denigrate or detract the profession of architectural engineering and/or the status of architects;
- not to include comparative, defamatory or untrue statements on the .ARCHI Domain Name;
- not to defraud or attempt to defraud members of the public in any way;
- not to violate national and international architectural laws or regulations ;
- not to use the .ARCHI Domain Name for the promotion, involvement in or assisting in any illegal activity, nor for the promotion of business opportunities that are not permitted and directly or indirectly related to architecture;
- not to offer the sale of goods and/or tools and/or services related to architectural services and/or engineering without an appropriate license.
Contact us if you have any questions about the revised restrictions for .ARCHI