.COOP Policies & Agreements

There are a number of policies that govern the use of a .coop domain. You may view the policies below. All policies were updated in January 2020 with revised contact email addresses.

Eligibility Policy
This policy defines those organizations that are eligible for registering .coop domain names. This document contains the eligibility criteria originally included in the Verification Policy.
Added: 7/22/2020
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Verification Policy
Provides a description of the process used by dotCoop for the verification of eligibility of .coop registrants and related dispute mechanisms.
Last update: 7/22/2020
Prior update: 1/6/2020
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Abuse Policy
The policy that outlines the DotCoop Anti-Abuse Policy
Last update: 1/6/2020
Prior update: 11/27/2018
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Dispute policy
Provides the process for handling disputes over the registration of .coop domains based on trademark, eligibility and other issues
Last update: 1/6/2020
Prior update: 6/20/2018
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.Coop Data Protection Policy (Web)
Provides information on how .Coop handles the data you provide to us through the use of this web site.
Last update: 1/6/2020
Prior update: 6/20/2018
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Privacy Policy
Provides information on how dotCoop controls access to your registration information and provides information to you.
Last update: 1/6/2020
Prior update: 6/20/2018
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Domain Name Category Policy
Addresses reservation of certain categories of .coop domain names.
Last update: 1/6/2020
Prior update: 6/20/2018
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Third-Level Domain Policy
The policy that describes how 3rd Level Domains can be managed by agreement within the .coop gTLD.
Last update: 1/6/2020
Prior update: 6/20/2018
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Application Process for One or Two Character Domain Names
Includes the process and form that need to be submitted to dotCoop to request a one or two character domain name if it is available.
Last update: 1/6/2020
Prior update: 12/31/2019
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Registration Agreement
Contains the terms of use of for registrants of a .coop domain. These are included or referenced as part of your agreement with a .coop registrar. Last updated : 1/3/2014
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Coop Sponsorship TLD Agreement
Our agreement with the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)  that includes the .coop eligibility criteria and all the technical requirements for the management of the .coop Top Level Domain by dotCoop LLC. Click here for the agreement