What is a .law Domain?
.law is a restricted top level domain (TLD) that aims to promote trust in the professional legal community by creating exclusive online space to Qualified Lawyers and Authorized Legal Institutions. Registrants are restricted to law firms, law schools and Legal Regulators such as bar associations and courts of law.
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These domains are available to Registrations from anywhere in the world, but the Registry reserves the right to ask for proof of eligibility.
In order to register a .law domain name, the full official name of the Registrant must be recorded in the Name and/or Organization fields in the Registrant Contact information of the relevant whois record AND the registrant must be one of the following:
- A Qualified Lawyer: A professional who is licensed by a Legal Regulator to practice law. A Qualified Lawyer must be identifiable as a currently-licensed practitioner in the public records kept by the relevant Legal Regulator (a lawyer with inactive or non-practicing status who is not authorized to provide regulated legal services under the rules of their Legal Regulator is not eligible under this Eligibility Policy).
- A Law Firm: A partnership or incorporated entity formed by one or more Qualified Lawyers to engage in the practice of law. In jurisdictions where applicable, a Law Firm must be authorized by a Legal Regulator to provide legal services.
- A Court of Law: An organization of government enacted by international, national, or state legislation that has the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in a given jurisdiction.
- A Law School: An institution approved by a Legal Regulator or a recognized regulator of education to provide academic or vocational legal education as part of a process for becoming a Qualified Lawyer within a given jurisdiction.
- A Legal Regulator: An institution that is enacted and/or approved by international, national, or state legislation to regulate the provision of legal services in a given jurisdiction.
Registrants must provide the following at the time of registration:
- Their name as registered with their regulator;
- The official name of their regulator (e.g., The State Bar of California)(Accreditor Name Field);
- The year of registration with their regulator (Accreditation Year Field);
- The license number of their registration with their regulators (Accreditation ID Field); and
- The jurisdiction of their regulator (Accreditation Jurisdiction Country plus State/Province/Region Fields, as applicable)
Authorized Legal Institutions must provide the following at the time of registration:
- The full official name of the Legal Institution (e.g., John Smith Law Firm);
- The official name of their Regulator or Governing body (e.g., The State Bar of California) or other regulatory or overseeing body, if applicable (Accreditor Name Field);
- The year of their accreditation with their Legal Regulator or other regulatory or overseeing body or of their formation (Accreditation Year Field);
- Their license number or other identifying reference as recorded with their Regulator or Governing body, if applicable (Accreditation ID Field); and
- The jurisdiction in which they are based (Accreditation Jurisdiction Country plus State/Province/Region Fields, as applicable).
In the case of applicants that are Authorized Legal Institutions and may not be governed by a Legal Regulator, they should enter the name and jurisdiction of any other applicable overseeing body (e.g., The California Supreme Court) or enacting legislation (e.g., The State Bar Act). Or, in the alternative, enter N/A to indicate that the information is “Not Applicable”.
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