Many country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) have a local presence requirement.

How a “local presence” is defined will vary by registry.

Some common requirements, specific to the country the domain name extension represents, include:

  • Registrant must be a citizen of the country
  • Administrative contact must have a local address
  • Technical contact must have a local address
  • Registrant must hold a Trademark for the country or area (EU for example)
  • Organization must be registered with a recognized government department
  • and more…

Many domain name registrars offer local presence services. Don’t rule out getting your desired domain name before speaking with an international domain expert. There is typically a workaround available.

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