Eligibility Policy


.COOP is a restricted top level domain (TLD) that is only open for registration to cooperatives and other relevant support organizations meeting the .coop eligibility criteria. The aim of DotCooperation LLC (DCLLC) is to provide a namespace to the Global Cooperative Movement.

The following are the primary categories for determining eligibility for a .COOP domain name.

  • (COOP) The organization is a democratically controlled member owned cooperative, consistent with the International 7 Cooperative Principles; or
  • (CA) Is an Association comprised of cooperatives; or
  • (CC) Is an Organization that is majority controlled by a Cooperative; or
  • (CS) Is an Entity with an operation or practice area principally dedicated to serving Cooperatives.

All organizations are required to provide proof of their cooperative eligibility, as outlined in the verification policy. The category of organisation listed above corresponds with a verification requirement in the verification policy.

To review our verification requirements, please refer to the .COOP verification policy.

DotCooperation conducts audits of .COOP domain registrations and reserves the right to cancel or modify a domain name in accordance with their policies. Refer to the Verification Policy to learn about how the audits are conducted.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact support@nic.coop.