.COOP registration requirements

.COOP TLDs are restricted to organizations that are cooperatives, and individuals who work primarily with cooperatives.

.COOP domains can be registered by any of the following:

  • 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 is majority controlled by cooperatives
  • Entities whose operations are principally dedicated to serving cooperatives

When you place an order for a .COOP domain, you need to submit a CVC (Coop Verification Code) number. The CVC is issued by the dotCoop registry, and proves that the registrant is eligible to register a .COOP domain name.

To obtain a CVC number, go to the dotCOOP registry page http://www.nic.coop/preverification and complete the application form. If your application is approved, the registry will email you a CVC number. You can then complete the domain order form.

For more information, see http://www.nic.coop/eligibility.aspx


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