Eligibility for .law and .abogado new gTLDs will be simplified from 7 January 2019, the registry Minds + Machines (MMX) has announced, in a bid to boost registrations.
In an update on the nic.law website, the registry says registrants for the new generic top level domains will still need to be qualified lawyers, law firms, a court of law, a law school or a legal regulator. However the requirements for additional information are being dropped, so registrants will no longer need to provide information confirming their eligibility at the time of registration.
In their update, MMX says they reserve the right to engage an independent verification agent to carry out the verification of applicants against the Eligibility Criteria in this Eligibility Policy.
Currently .law has 11,260 registrations while .abogado has 325, according to nTLDstats. Donuts’ .lawyer, by comparison, has 12,200 registrations.