1st July 2015

.Corsica Specifics

Background of .Corsica

NetNames has been given notice that Collectivité Territoriale de Corse plan to open the .Corsica new Top Level Domain registry on the 3rd August 2015. The .Corsica gTLD will be supported by Afnic as the back-end provider. The .Corsica TLD will be an restricted by geography registry and will offer the following registration periods:-

Trademark Sunrise 3rd August 2015 to 6th October 2015 No
Limited Registration Periods 8th October 2015 to 25th November 2015 No
Landrush 30th November 2015 to 1th January 2016 No
General Availability 19th January 2016 onwards ✔

DotCORSICA TLD is a community base TLD that address:    - Businesses and the population of Corsica,  - The Corsican diaspora around the world,   And also    - To the wider community of physical persons, wherever they are, who have a direct or indirect link with Corsica, its people, its culture, heritage and language.  - Eligibility criteria for all phases:  - Individual or a legal entity may register (or renew) a .corsica domain name if it meets at least one of the criteria detailed below:

  1. Legal entity in Corsica –A company headquartered in Corsica or company having its head office outside Corsica but a secondary establishment registered in Corsica.
  2. Individuals living in Corsica - The applicant may be a French or foreign citizen with a physical address valid on the territory of Corsica.
  3. Nexus to the Corsican community Diaspora and link to the Corsican community – Any individual who has and will prove a direct or indirect link attachment (economic, social, cultural, familial, historical or otherwise) with Corsica.

  The Registrant must ensure that it meets permanently and throughout the life cycle of the Domain Name eligibility criteria specified above.  

Registration Info

  • Registrations can be for 3 to 63 characters;
  • .Corsica will support IDN registrations in German and French script;
  • .Corsica is not eligible for blocking under the Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) rights protection mechanism;

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