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Yes Details Are Individual .gal domain registrations allowed?
Yes Details Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .gal?
Yes Details Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .gal?
Registrations for .GAL are restricted to bona-fide members of the Galician linguistic and cultural community. This community consists of those who use (or commit to use) the Galician language for their online communications, and⁄or promote the different aspects of Galician culture online, and⁄or intend to specifically address their online communications and services to that community.
In addition, registration the registrant’s use of the domain name must be:
(i) generally accepted as legitimate; and
(ii) beneficial to the cause and the values of the Galician linguistic and cultural community; and
(iii) commensurate with the role and importance of the registered domain name; and
(iv) in good faith at the time of registration and thereafter.
Registrants will also be required to state their intended use of the domain name. Upon registration and during the life of the domain name registrant must be able to demonstrate they meet the criteria above if requested.
Yes Details Are some .gal domain names restricted?
Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.
To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.
No Details Does .gal domain have a special use?
No Details Other information I need to know about .gal?
No Details Are there any additional fees for .gal?
No Details Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .gal?
Yes Details WHOIS Privacy service available?
Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No Details
This domain extension does not support internationalization.
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Asociación puntoGAL is subject to the spanish Ley Orgánica 1/2002, de 22 de marzo, reguladora del Derecho de Asociación, and any other applicable of Galicia, the Kingdom of Spain and the European Union
The .gal TLD application is submitted by Asociación puntoGAL in name and on behalf of the Galician linguistic and cultural community, which originated in Galicia, an area in northwestern Iberian Peninsula. The goals of the .gal TLD are to: (a) facilitate digital communications from, to and within... Read more
The key benefits to all stakeholders of the .gal TLD are derived from the intrinsic link of the TLD string to the Galician linguistic and cultural community, from the specifically dedicated policy to ensure full respect to the linguistic and cultural objectives of the TLD, from the ability to... Read more
The Pre-launch, Launch and General Availability phases of the .gal TLD are designed to minimize social costs and negative externalities. The community-based approach of the .gal TLD (please see answers to Q20 below for more details), with its rules for Elegibility, Name Selection, Accepted Use and... Read more
The .gal TLD will serve the needs of the Galician linguistic and cultural community on the Internet. The community consists of those who use (or commit to use) the Galician language for their online communications, and/or promote the different aspects of Galician culture online, and/or intend to... Read more
All the main organizations of the Galician cultural and linguistic community, both the major official institutions and the biggest grassroots organizations are members of the Asociación puntoGAL. The Asociación puntoGAL also has the support and endorsement of 12.563 individuals. The amount,... Read more
c) i. Intended registrants in the TLD. The intended registrants of the TLD could be differentiated in three main different groups: Individuals and entities with online activity living in those areas where Galician is an official language; the communities of the diaspora and the societies where... Read more
"gal" are the three first letters of this language in Galician ("galego"), English ("Galician"), French ("galicien"), German ("galicische") and almost any other language written in latin alphabet, which is the one used for Galician language and in all the regions where the Galician cultural... Read more
e) i. Eligibility: who is eligible to register a second-level name in the gTLD, and how will eligibility be determined. Elegibility requirement policies will be developed according to the definition of the Galician linguistic and cultural community, and a diversity of proceedings will be... Read more
Protection of Geographic Names 1. Reserved List of Geographic Names In accordance with Specification 5 of the proposed TLD Registry Agreement published as Attachment to Module 5 of the Applicant Guidebook by ICANN, and with Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) advice on geographic names at the... Read more
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