.coop is a sponsored top-level domain intended for the use of cooperatives, wholly owned subsidiaries, and other organisations that exist to promote or support co-operatives. Its sponsor is DotCooperation LLC (also known as dotCoop), which was created as a subsidiary of a United States cooperative union, the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) to operate the TLD. As a sponsored domain with limited economies of scale, .coop domains are expensive compared to generic top-level domains, costing in the region of $100 per year, depending on the choice of registrar or reseller. Though .coop is restricted as above, not all co-ops with a web presence utilize it. DynDNS was hired as the sole DNS provider for the registry in 2006..

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.coop Domain Prices

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Period Registration Renewal
.coop
1 year$238.90kr1253€168.60£143.10$258.30kr1614$170.30R2439.00 $315.60kr1656€222.70£189.00$341.20kr2132$225.00R3222.00  

.coop Domain Notes

Note: The registry may classify some domain names as premium domain names if so classfied they will command a higher price.

coop domains include 3rd party fees and maintenance & during the registration period. If you wish to transfer your coop domain away during your registration period you are free do do so without charge. We do not charge an administration fee.

.coop Details

Registry: The registry is Midcounties Co-operative operates the registry on behalf of DotCooperation LLC

Purpose: Co-operatives

Whois Information: for .coop

Once your .coop domain is registered

Once registered the .coop domain is placed on our international server, provinding an under-construction page for your .coop domain, for as long as required. (This enables a browser of your coop domain to readily identify that it is registered).

We can also supply free of charge.

E-mail redirection.

Web redirection.

Whois Privacy.

and more....

Free transfer away if required. We do not and will not charge release / transfer or administration fees for transferring domains to a different coop domain name registrars. The domain name is yours and not ours, unlike many other companies, "We recognise that fact!"

.coop Registration

.coop domain registration

Prices from as little as: $238.90kr1253€168.60£143.10$258.30kr1614$170.30R2439.00 for 1 year.

.coop Data Sheet (Domains 101)

Type : .coop
Country : Cooperative Associations
Terms & Conditions : http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/coop/
IDN Enableda : No
Delete Protectionb : No
Super Lockc : No
Domain Recoveryd : No
Minimum Renew : - year(s)
Maximum Renew : - year(s)
Default Registration Period : 1 year(s)
Maxium Registration Period : 1 year(s)
Must be Positively Renewed : No
Grace Periode : - day(s)
Autorenew Grace Periodf : 16 day(s)
Domain Must be Renewed Before Expiry : No
Transfers are Prohibited forg : - day(s)
Redemption Periodh : days
Fee for Recovery From Redemptioni : $
Usage : Co-operatives
Actual Usage : -

Notes

a. IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) domains are domains containing non ASCII characters. These are used in languages such as Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, French and German.

b. Delete Protection, an extra service provided by us. Once enabled the domain name will only be deleted once it has passed expiry by 1 year - without being renewed - it will then be deleted.

c. Super Lock, Once selected an additional level of security to inter-registrar transfers is enabled; telephone calls and other physical proof of identification will be required to verify the transfer.

d. Our DomainRecovery service can be used if your domain name is accidentally deleted or cancelled by your existing registrar. We can automatically attempt to re-register it. See Domain Recover

e. Grace Period is the number of days following the registration of a domain when the operation may be reversed.

f. Autorenew Grace Period is the number of days following the automatic renewal of a domain when the operation may be reversed. When this number is negative the domain name must be renewed before expiry.

g. During the Transfer Prohibit Period, this is x days after either the initial registration or a transfer to us, domain transfers away from us will not be allowed.

h. Redemption period. Once a domain is deleted at the registry it can remain recoverable for a limited time before it is deleted. This is the redemption period.

i. Redemption Fee. If we are asked to remove a domain from its redemption period, see above. This is the fee we will charge.

Registry Details

.coop is a sponsored top-level domain intended for the use of cooperatives, wholly owned subsidiaries, and other organisations that exist to promote or support co-operatives. It was created as a result of ICANN's announcement in late 2000 of a phase release of seven new top-level domains (TLDs) intended in part to take the pressure off the overcrowded .com domain. It was backed by a coalition of interest groups, was developed by the worker co-operative Poptel in the UK and became operational on January 30, 2002.

Its sponsor is DotCooperation LLC (also known as dotCoop), which was created as a subsidiary of a United States cooperative union, the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) to operate the TLD. It was the NCBA that funded the lion's share of the costs of creating .coop.

As a sponsored domain with limited economies of scale, .coop domains are expensive compared to generic top-level domains, costing in the region of $100 per year, depending on the choice of registrar or reseller. Registrations are processed via accredited registrars.

Though .coop is restricted as above, not all co-ops with a web presence utilize it. During part of 2005 the REI co-op for a time had a redirector at www.rei.coop that led to their main site at rei.com. Other groups may have a site in .com, .org, or under the code of the country they operate in.

DynDNS was hired as the sole DNS provider for the registry in 2006.

.coop Assignment

How Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assign the .coop domain. IANA is a department of ICANN, a non-profit private American corporation, they oversees IP address allocation, root zone management in the Do main Name System (DNS), and other Internet related symbols and numbers.

.coop Assignment

.coop Information

General information on .coop, the country it represents and its uses.

.coop Information

.coop Renewals

You may renew your .coop domain without logging into your control panel by using our quick and painfree renewal service, or even transfer it into nominate to be renewed if necessary.

.coop Renewals

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Premium Domain Names

The registry may list some names as a premium domain name, if so this domain will be charged at a higher price than the one listed. We will contact you before completing your order if you order one of these names.

Reserved Names

The registry reserves some names for its own use, and may not mark them as registered. We may only discover this at the time of attempted registration.