.WALES regulations synopsis:
.WALES can be registered both by individuals and companies, a local administrative contact is not necessary.
Annual domain charge: EUR 39.00
DNS Service/Web forwarding is included, at no additional cost.
There are no restrictions for registering a .WALES domain name. .WALES can be registered both by individuals and companies, a local administrative contact is not required.
FAQ for domain names in .WALES and Geo Culture
Is local company in Geo Culture required?
A local company is not required for registration of .WALES domains.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in Geo Culture?
A local administrative contact is not required for registration of .WALES domains.
Are trademarks applicable in Geo Culture?
No trademark is required in order to register a .WALES domain. Trademark holders who wish to protect their intellectual property during and after the launch of new gTLDs should consider registering their trademark(s) with the Trademark Clearinghouse. The service includes preventive warning notices to would-be violators of your trademark, notification of violations as well as access to early bird Sunrise registration ahead of other registrants. For more information please see Trademark Clearinghouse Managed Submission
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Welsh IDN characters are supported.
No IDN pattern is currently available.
Are generic domains available for .WALES domains?
There are no limitations for generic domain names with .WALES. However, the .WALES registry has a short list of premium, reserved and banned names which can not be registered at the moment.
Is the .WALES domain price guaranteed?
So long as the domain name is a normal .WALES, then the price will not change. However, the .WALES registry has a short list of Premium names at a higher price. Please see other FAQ item regarding Premium names.
What is a Premium .WALES name?
The .WALES registry has a short list of Premium names registered at a substantially higher annual fee level. These are typically short and well known dictionary words, well known company names, 1-2-3 letter words and numbers etc.. At the moment we are not able to live-check for such Premium classification. We therefore ask you to either contact us beforehand at Contact us
, or file the application, whereafter we will check for its status before continuing. Should the domain prove to have a higher price level, we will inform you whereafter you can either go ahead with the new price level or cancel your application at no cost.
How long does it take to register a .WALES domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than [RegTime] to register a .WALES domain in Geo Culture. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the Geo Culture domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .WALES domain name can consist of?
Applications for .WALES domain names with less than [MinLength] characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .WALES domain name can consist of?
Applications for .WALES domain names with more than [MaxLength] characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one Geo Culture domain name?
Registration of multiple .WALES names is allowed. There are no limitations.
Do I have to configure my DNS in advance?
You do not have to configure your Domain Name Server ahead of time for .WALES domains.
Are there other TLDs related to Geo Culture available?
Yes, there are other Geo Culture domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for Geo Culture below: