.law and .abogado are new restricted top-level domains (TLDs) that aim to promote trust in the professional legal community by creating exclusive online spaces in which only lawyers that are regulated and licensed to practice law can present themselves in a distinctive and memorable manner.
.law and .abogado will offer domain names only to Qualified Lawyers who satisfy the eligibility criteria. The verification process will enhance the integrity of the .law and .abogado top-level domains and help ensure that Internet users have confidence that a .law or .abogado registrant is an appropriately-regulated and licensed legal professional. For full eligibility criteria, please see the .law and .abogado Eligibility Policy.
In order to be eligible to apply (and continue to be a registrant of) a domain name in the .law and .abogado TLDs, the applicant must be a Qualified Lawyer. For the purposes of this Eligibility Policy, a Qualified Lawyer is a professional who is licensed to practice law by an approved regulator of legal services in a given jurisdiction. A Qualified Lawyer must be identifiable as a currently-licensed practitioner in the public records kept by the relevant approved regulator.Applications for domain names in .law and .abogado using a registrar proxy or privacy service or any other service having an equivalent effect will not be allowed.
A Qualified Lawyer is a lawyer who was been verified by our verification agent as a licensed legal professional in an appropriately-regulated jurisdiction. Please see our Eligibility Policy for additional information.
In order to be able to verify the eligibility of a .law or .abogado domain name applicant, the registry will require that applicants provide the following additional information at the time of their application:
The Registry for .law and .abogado reserves the right to engage an independent verification agent to carry out the verification of applicants against the Eligibility Criteria in this Eligibility Policy. The .law and .abogado registry reserves the right for the independent verification agent to contact applicants in order to request any further information or supporting documentation that it deems necessary to satisfy itself as to whether or not a applicant meets the requirements of this Eligibility Policy.
You are applying to be part of an exclusive top-level domain for the legal profession. As such, each applicant must go through a verification process to ensure they qualify to secure a .law or .abogado domain name. Applications are taken on a first come, first-served basis for any .law or .abogado domain name. Once the applicant passes the verification process (usually within 48 hours) the applied for name is immediately registered to them. If the applicant does not qualify, the name is released and becomes available to another applicant.
A Qualified Lawyer may apply for and register any available domain name in .law or .abogado.
No. A Qualified Lawyer may apply for and register any available domain name in .law or .abogado.
There is no maximum number.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they may be able to assist.
You may contact that registrant to see if they will part with that registered domain name or you can apply for another, similar domain name that meets your needs.
There are no restrictions.
No. The applicant must be a Qualified Lawyer as defined in this Q&A and must provide their name for validation purposes. Failure to provide their name may result in a failed validation. Other contact details (technical, administrative, etc.) may be different.