Domain Name Registration

As from September 5th 2005, legislation has been introduced by the Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation (OCECPR) in relation to the registration of Domain Names with the .CY Top Level Domain Registry in an attempt to secure adherence to Cyprus legislation, International treaties, the ICANN Dispute Policy and the European Union.

In accordance to this the University of Cyprus is the authorised administrator of the .CY Top Level Domain Registry.

Any person or company may apply for up to ten domain names provided that the administrative contact listed in the registration form must provide proof that he is a Cypriot or that he is a permanent resident of Cyprus.

Cyprus applies the ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy as adopted by ICANN and in case of a dispute a mediation is initiated.

If the dispute is not resolved through mediation the parties are free to initiate proceedings at the Cyprus Courts.

Christos Patsalides L.L.C. undertakes the application for the registration of domain names on behalf of foreign clients.