|Open From 06 October '15|
.FILM will develop an exclusive and dedicated domain space for the Film Industry that allows consumers across the globe to engage directly with content relating to films, organizations, products and services.
In order to register or renew a domain name the Applicant or Registrant must: satisfy both Criteria A and B; or where the domain name is an Exact Match to a film title satisfy Criteria A and C
Criteria A – Member of a Film Association or Body The Applicant must be a member of at least one of the associations, bodies or unions listed in the document entitled ‘Associations, Bodies and Unions Eligible for Registration’ which may be updated by the .film registry from time to time, and which can be found at the following link: http://nic.film/
Criteria B – Closely Connected The Applicant must be closely connected to the domain name. In line with the TLD’s mission and purpose, all Applicants must be able to demonstrate a close connection with the domain name being registered. By way of example and for the purposes of guidance only, the domain name may be: * a name that includes, or is derived from, one or more words of the Applicant’s organisation or personal name; a good or service that the Applicant provides; * an event that the Applicant organises; * a profession that the Applicant, or its employees, practice. Where the domain name is the personal name or screen name of a person, such as an actor or actress, such may not be registered without that person’s express consent.
Criteria C – Rights Holder of a Film Title Where the domain name being applied for is an Exact Match of a film title, then the Applicant must be the rights holder of the applied for film title. Such rights may include: * Screenplay or a screenwriter’s rights; * Production rights; and/or * Distribution rights At the time of submitting an Application to register or renew a domain name in the TLD, the Applicant or Registrant must warrant that: * it meets the eligibility requirements; * it will be the intended beneficiary of the domain name registration; and * that the domain name and its use will be consistent with the mission and purpose of the TLD and applicable laws, government rules or requirements and the Published Policies. An Applicant or a Registrant: * must provide true and accurate details and information about itself at the time of Application for, and registration of, the domain name and make those warrants as described in the Published Policies; * must provide to their Registrar updated details and information as soon as practicable when information about the Registrant changes, and in any case no greater than 14 days from such change; and * must not do anything, or use any third party, or any service to obfuscate or conceal the true identity of the intended beneficiary of the domain name registration.
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.