11th August 2014

.PHYSIO Specifics

Background of .PHYSIO

NetNames has been given notice that PhysBiz Pty plan to open the .PHYSIO new Top Level Domain registry on the 1st September 2014. The .PHYSIO gTLD will be supported by ARI as the back-end provider. The .PHYSIO TLD will be an open registry and will offer the following registration periods:-

Trademark Sunrise1st September 2014 to 31st October 2014✔
Limited Registration Phase1st September 2014 to 31st October 2014No
Landrush Phase5th November 2014 to 5th December 2014✔
General Availability6th December 2014 onwards✔

PhysBiz will be offering Sunrise registrations to all Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) verified mark holders. Any valid duplicate applications made during the Sunrise period will be resolved by means of an auction after the close of the phase on the 31st October 2014. Sunrise orders can be placed via your NetNames Domain Management Portal or via your Account Manager. Should you still wish to place any trademarks with the TMCH, please contact your Account Manager.

Eligibility To support the mission and purpose of the TLD, in order to register or renew a domain name, registrants must warrant that they satisfy one of the below eligibility criteria: 1. Be a member (or entitled to be a member) of the professional physiotherapy association of the country in which they reside or were educated; or 2. Be completing, or have completed, a programme of study that affords eligibility to practice physiotherapy in that country; or 3. Be a company or organisation who primarily supports, promotes, services or supplies persons identified in points 1 or 2 above.     At the time of submitting an application to register or renew a domain name in the TLD, the applicant must warrant that (self declaration must be presented during the registration process):   Criteria A Where a professional association that is a member of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy exists in the country where the applicant resides the applicant must: 1. Be a natural person; and 2. Be entitled to be a member of the professional association of the country where they reside or where educated. Criteria B In the case where a professional association exists but is not a member of the world confederation for physical Therapy or where a professional association does not exist in the country where the applicant resides the applicant must: 1. Be a natural person; and 2. Be completing or have completed, a programme of study that affords eligibility to practice physiotherapy in that country. Criteria C In the case of a company or organisation: 1. One of the primary purposes must be to support, promote, service or supply persons indentified in Criteria A or B, as an indentified professional group, and 2. They may only register a domain name that is close and substantial match to their business name, product or service. The list of professional associations that are members of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy is available at the following link: The registry will offering a traditional Landrush application period for non-TMCH registrants. This short phase allows registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis of any strings not registered during the Sunrise phase. Contact your Account Manager for more details on how to apply during the landrush.   .PHYSIO Information

Registration Info

  • The .PHYSIO gTLD will be available to any applicant without restriction
  • Registrations can be for 3 to 63 characters
  • .PHYSIO will initially support any IDN registrations
  • .PHYSIO is not eligible for blocking under the Donuts Domains Protected Marks List (DPML)
  • Applications made in the Trademark Sunrise, Priority or Landrush phases will incur a one-off Sunrise Access fee which will be billed in the next invoice period and is non-refundable.

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