WHAT IS THE VERIFIED TOP-LEVEL DOMAINS CONSORTIUM?

The Verified Top-Level Domains (vTLD) Consortium is an informal, voluntary association of registry operators of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) and third-party providers that administer or support vTLDs.

WHAT IS A VERIFIED TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN?

A vTLD requires:

Verification of eligibility prior to use. Ensuring domain name registrant identity and alignment with registry policies.

Adherence to standards. Requiring that domain name registrants maintain credentials necessary to participant in the vTLD and abides by registration policies.

Autonomy to take back name. Registry operators have discretion and authority to take back a domain name in the event of any violation of registration policies.

Ongoing verification. Registry operators will ensure ongoing vTLD eligibility through reverification or audits.

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