Cyprus Domain Registration

Rules for Allocation of a License to use the .cy Domain Name

A license to use a Domain Name will only be granted under the following terms and conditions:

It is not already allocated to a third party and an application by a third party for the same Domain Name is not pending; It is understood that a first-come first-served principle applies and preference is given to Registrants who actually carry on business in Cyprus.

  • It does not contain any obscene words and names incorporating foul language or names that do not comply with the Laws of Cyprus;
  • It does not relate to politicians or political or historical activities or for which permission is required from a competent Cyprus Authority unless and except such permission is given and proven to us;
  • It is not generic, sectoral or a fundamental name which identifies a branch, group, activity, professional or business sector. Issuing a License to use such a name could unfairly imply certain or exclusive rights appertaining to it. We will try to ensure that no domain name has an unfair advantage over another Issuing of such a License may only be issued under exceptional circumstances whereby the authority or entity representing the sector or group establishes a name allocation plan which preserves the rights in the names of all parties affected.

Restricted registration

  • – Academic and research institutions.
  • – Internet or Network service providers.
  • – Government (as interpreted at the international level)
  • institutions/departments/organisations.
  • – Not for profit associations or societies which have been registered at the Registrar of Associations and Societies
  • – Professional organisations and associations.
  • – Names of natural persons.
  • – Organisations or individuals affiliated with elections.
  • – Trademarks officially registered at the Registrar of Trademarks.
  • – Private and Public companies with limited liability registered with the Registrar of Companies.
  • – Any other business which have been registered with the Registrar of Companies.
  • – Press related organisations and entities
  • – Cyprus House of Parliament and related entities.

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