What is the .lawyer generic Top Level Domain Extension?
A domain name that will work for you and help you get found online, .lawyer gives professionals practicing law, a space on the Internet. The new .lawyer TLD allows you to differentiate yourself from others and identifies you as a specialist who is a licensed practitioner of the law. Domains under this new gTLD can quickly identify themselves according to their expertise and services: country specific laws, industry laws, brand and trademark laws, corporate law, international law, etc.
If you already have a .com or .ca domain name, .lawyer is a great compliment as you can register this domain name and forward it to your current website, allowing the new extension to work for you. Domains under this extension will receive a certain level of credibility as only practicing lawyers are allowed to own a domain under this new generic TLD. Register a .lawyer domain name now!
With a .LAWYER domain name, there's so much you can do:
- Distinguished email address - email addresses ending in .lawyer stand out with authority and help to establish credibility. Make a strong first impression with an email like John@Smith.Lawyer - plus, it looks great on a business card!
- Focused professional sites - a domain under .lawyer encourage a new generation of professionals to build a web presence that supports their careers.
- Sophisticated social presence - a domain like Canadian.Lawyer is easy to use right away! Simply redirect your new domain to sites like LinkedIn and Avvo to make it easier for clients and colleagues to connect with you online.
Highly Regulated Domain
.lawyer is a "Highly Regulated Domain" which is subject to additional requirements mandated by ICANN.
- Legal Compliance: Registrants must comply with all applicable laws, including laws relating to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct) and applicable consumer laws in respect of fair lending, debt collection, organic farming (if applicable), disclosure of data and financial regulations;
- Health and Financial Information: Registrants must acknowledge and agree that those who collect and maintain sensitive health and financial data must implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable law;
- Abuse Contact Information: Registrants must provide administrative contact information, which must be kept up-to-date, for the notification of complaints or reports of registration abuse, as well as the contact details of the relevant regulatory, or industry self-regulatory, bodies in your main place of business;
- Possession of Necessary Credentials: Registrants must represent that he/she possesses any necessary authorizations, charters, licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with such Highly Regulated TLD; and
- Report Material Changes to Credentials: Registrants must report any material changes to the validity of the Registrant’s authorizations, charters licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with the Highly Regulated TLD to ensure the Registrant continues to conform to the appropriate regulations and licensing requirements and generally conduct activities in the interests of the consumer served.