.coop is the only domain reserved for cooperatives and cooperative organizations. Only cooperatives, cooperative service organizations and subsidiaries of cooperatives are eligible to use the .coop domain name. See below for more eligibility information.
To be approved to register and use a .coop domain name, an applicant must qualify under at least one of the following criteria:
Members of the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) if otherwise eligible;
Members of the International Cooperative Alliance(ICA) if otherwise eligible;
Organizations formed as and/or considered cooperatives under applicable local law;
Associations comprised of cooperatives;
Organizations that are committed to the seven cooperative principles;
Organizations that are majority controlled by cooperatives;
Entities whose operations are principally dedicated to serving cooperatives;
DotCoop will validate that all registrants meet the eligibility criteria for .coop using information from co-operative membership organizations, from online research, from documents or contact references supplied by the .coop registrants that would prove their eligibility.
Reserved Domain Names
Some domain names are reserved names; these are names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN restrictions or Registry Operator designation. Certain Domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to process your application.
|Registration Periods||1 - 10 years|
|Renewal Periods||1 - 10 years|
|Local Presence||Not Required|