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About .SYDNEY


About .sydney

Australia’s most iconic city now has a truly iconic web address! 

Sydney boasts the combination of natural beauty and city living like no other in the world. With a stunning harbour and a pulsating social scene, it is a city that creates a lifestyle to die for and is undeniably Australia’s most iconic city.

It is also a city of international significance. It provides a major financial hub for South East Asia and for all who live-in or visit the city, it provides world-class beaches, great shopping, museums, art galleries and restaurants featuring diverse cuisines.

The compelling power of a .sydney web address is that it allows everyone in New South Wales the chance to leverage that essence of the city in an online presence.

Country: Australia

Region: Asia

Status: Taking applications for GA.


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General Remarks


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 support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

General Capabilities


Setting Detail
Type Restricted
Supports Internationalisation (IDN) Yes
Supports DNSSEC Yes
Supports Backorders Yes
Supports Privacy Yes
Supports API Access Yes
Supports Dispute Resolution Yes
Subject to ICANN Guidelines Yes
Maximum Registration Period 10 years

Registration Details - Restricted


About .sydney

Australia’s most iconic city now has a truly iconic web address! 

Sydney boasts the combination of natural beauty and city living like no other in the world. With a stunning harbour and a pulsating social scene, it is a city that creates a lifestyle to die for and is undeniably Australia’s most iconic city.

It is also a city of international significance. It provides a major financial hub for South East Asia and for all who live-in or visit the city, it provides world-class beaches, great shopping, museums, art galleries and restaurants featuring diverse cuisines.

The compelling power of a .sydney web address is that it allows everyone in New South Wales the chance to leverage that essence of the city in an online presence.

Sunrise Period  (4 December 2014 00:00 UTC - 3 February 2015 23:59:59 UTC) 

In order to submit a Sunrise application a 
SMD file issued by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is required.

If you have not verified your trademark with the TMCH we can submit it on your behalf. Read more about the TMCH and pricing here.

Sunrise applications have priority over Limited Registration Period applications.

The minimum registration term during Sunrise is five years.

If multiple aplications are received for the same domain name during the Sunrise they will bealloctaed via an auction.

Fee

Application fee (including a 5 year registration term) = £500 

Fee in other currencies: $850, €580, R9500

Half the fee is refundable if application is not accepted.

Limited Registration Period (4 December 2014 00:00 UTC - 13 February 2015 23:59:59 UTC)

This period has two sub-phases, both of which run concurrently. 

The sub-phases are:

Government Priority (Limited Registration Period 1) 

Registrations during this launch phase must be 2-10 years.

The applicant must be a NSW government sector agencies, as defined by the Government Sector Employment Act (2014) (NSW) or NSW councils established under the Local Government Act (1993) (NSW).

Contention resolution will be addressed using the processes as described in the Expression of Interest Application provided by the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation.

Landrush (Limited Registration Period 2)

Participation in Limited Registration Period 2 is restricted to Applicants who comply with the eligibility requirements of the TLD.

Where there are multiple Applications for the same domain name as a result of Limited Registration Period 2 these Applications will proceed to auction. The auction will be conducted in accordance with the auction rules published at the following link: http://auction.nic.sydney/

Fees

Limited Registration Period 1: 2 year registration = £150 or ($255, €174, R2850)

Limited Registration Period 2Application fee (including a 2 year registration) = £115 or ($195.50, €406, R2185)

General Availability (17 February 2015 00:00 UTC - onwards)

Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis.

Fee

Annual Fees £45, $76.50, €52.20, R855

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 support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

Naming Conventions

Each name in the .sydney gTLD must:

• Have a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 63 characters;
• Only contain letters (a-z, A-Z), digits (0-9) and hyphens (-) or a combination of these;
• Begin with a letter or a digit and end with a letter or a digit;
• Neither begin with, nor end with a hyphen (-);
• Not contain hyphens (-) in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab - - cd.tld), and
• Not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.tld)

Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must satisfy one of the criteria listed below in addition to the requirements specific to each launch period.

A) New South Wales Entities – Entities registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission or the Australian Business Register that:

* have an address in the State of New South Wales associated with its ABN, ACN, RBN or ARBN; or

* have a valid corporate address in the State of New South Wales.

B) New South Wales Residents – The Applicant must be an Australian citizen or resident with a valid address in the State of New South Wales.

C) Associated Entities – Entities associated with the State of New South Wales, as determined by the registry sole and absolute discretion. An Associated Entity may include, but is not limited to, an entity that manufactures or sells a product to residents of the State of New South Wales, provides a service to entities or individuals residing in the State of New South Wales, organizes or sponsors an event in the State of New South Wales, facilitates an activity in the State of New South Wales, or teaches or provides training to residents of the State of New South Wales.

Setting Detail
Registration Wait Time Requires Verification
Requires Local Presence No
Maximum Registration Period 10 years
Refund Grace Period 0 days
Nameserver Limits No limit

Transfer Details


Setting Detail
Supports Transfer Yes
Supports Transfer Passwords No
Requires Transfer Passwords Yes
Transfer Mode Transfer and Renew

Prices


Action/Phase Price
General Availability $76.50
Transfer †* $76.50
Renewal $76.50
Sunrise †‡ $170.00
Landrush †‡ $255.00
Backorder $151.30
Restore †* $146.20

does not apply to premium domains

may not include first year of registration

* may not include renewal

Disclaimer


The above information is provided by registry operators and/or other third parties and may change without further notice. Prior to relying on the aforesaid information, we recommend seeking confirmation by emailing support@lexsynergy.com.