Member Criteria

All members of the Verified Top-Level Domains (vTLD) Consortium must have established processes and policies that preserve the integrity of their vTLD(s):

  • 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.

More information about the role of Members is available in the Charter.