.SCOT Domain Policies

Registration details

Registration details can be found in the TLD reference chart.

Eligibility Requirements

To register and renew a .scot domain name you must be an individual or a legal entity with a nexus to the .scot community. This nexus means that you must be linked to the community at the time of registration and thereafter on a linguistic, cultural, tourism, business basis, or any other activity conducive to the welfare of the worldwide Scottish community.

Registrations under the .scot TLD are restricted to bonafide members of the .scot community, and subject to the further requirement that the registrant’s actions in the .scot community, as well as the registrant’s use of the registered domain name, must be:

(i) generally accepted as legitimate; and

(ii) beneficial to the cause and the values of the .scot community; and

(iii) commensurate with the role and importance of the registered domain name; and

(iv) in good faith at the time of registration and thereafter.

Registrants are required to state their intended use of the registered domain name. A false statement of intended use is an indication of bad faith and can be the basis for the suspension of the domain name.  It is a free form text field in API(See example below) and Control Panel with a max character length of 2048.

Community nexus is subject to post validation by way of an extensive compliance program based on the same criteria that form the basis of the TLD: language, culture, tourism and business. The ongoing compliance program will regularly be adapted to current needs based on experience and audit findings. Community nexus validation combined with strong protection of trademarks helps stamp out
cybersquatting and abusive registrations.

                
              

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