Only the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and its Affiliates (and qualifying Trademark Licensees as
defined in, and in accordance with Specification 13 of the Registry Agreement (“Specification 13”)
where applicable) are eligible to register a Domain Name under the .commbank TLD. If the
Registrant ceases to be eligible at any time in the future, the Registry may cancel or suspend the
licence to use the Domain Name immediately.
The registration of Domain Names must be approved by an authorised person(s) as nominated by the
Registry (“Authorised Person”) in addition to meeting all requirements under the Registry Rules.
The registration of Domain Names will be centralized and managed through the exclusive Registrar(s)
selected by the Registry.
2. REQUIRED CRITERIA FOR DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION
An application for Domain Name registration must meet all the following criteria:
a. the Domain Name is not already registered
b. it is not reserved or blocked by the Registry
(ii) technical requirements;
a. a maximum of 63 characters (after its conversion into the ASCII for IDNs);
b. use of characters selected from the list of supported characters as nominated by the
c. any additional technical requirements as required by the Registry from time to time
(iii) compliance with all requirements under the Registry Rules.
3. OBLIGATION OF REGISTRANTS
The Registrant must enter into an agreement with the Registrar for Domain Name registration under
which the Registrant will be bound by the Registry Rules specified through the Registry-Registrar
agreement as amended by the Registry from time to time.
The Registrant must also agree to be bound by the minimum requirements in clause 3.7.7 of 2013
ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement as amended from time to time (“2013 ICANN RAA”).
The Registrant must represent and warrant that:
(i) it meets, and will continue to meet, the eligibility criteria at all times and must notify the
Registrar if it ceases to meet such criteria;
(ii) the registration, renewal and use of the Domain Name does not violate any third party
intellectual property rights, applicable laws or regulation;
(iii) the registration and use of the Domain Name is made in good faith and for a lawful
(iv) if the use of registered Domain Name is licensed to a third party,
a. the Registrant must have a licencing agreement with the licensee for the use of the
Domain Name that is not less onerous than the obligation of the Registrant contained
in the Registry Rules and otherwise complies with the requirements of Specification
b. where there is a breach of any provisions contained in the Registry Rules by the
licensee of the Domain Name, Registry may revoke the Domain Name at its sole
(v) it owns or otherwise has the right to provide all registration data (including personal
information) for each Domain Name registered and provision of such registration data
complies with all applicable data protection laws and regulations; and
(vi) It has appropriate consent and licences to allow for publication of registration data in the
4. REGISTRANT CONTACT INFORMATION
The Registrant must provide complete and accurate contact information of the Registrant (in
accordance with 2013 ICANN RAA), including but not limited to the following;
(i) name of a company or organization (or full name of the Registrant if the Registrant is a
(ii) registered office and principal place of business (or address of the Registrant if the
Registrant is a natural person); and
(iii) contact details of the Registrant including e-mail address and telephone number.
All Registrant contact information must be complete and accurate. Any changes to such Registrant
information must be promptly notified to the Registrar, and no later than one (1) month of such
5. REVOCATION OF DOMAIN NAMES
The Registrant acknowledges that the Registry may revoke a Domain Name immediately at its sole
(i) in the event the Registrant breaches any Registry Rules;
(ii) to comply with applicable law, court order, government rule or under any dispute
(iii) where such Domain Name is used for any of the following prohibited activities (Prohibited
b. intellectual property and privacy violations;
c. obscene speech or materials;
d. defamatory or abusive language;
e. forging headers, return addresses and internet protocol addresses;
f. illegal or unauthorized access to other computers or networks;
g. distribution of internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other destructive activities;
h. any other illegal or prohibited activities as determined by the Registry.
(iv) in order to protect the integrity and stability of the domain name system and the Registry;
(v) to comply with Specification 13;
(vi) as required by ICANN Consensus Policy;
(vii) where such Domain Name is placed under reserved names list at any time; and
(viii) where Registrant fails to make payment to the Registrar for registration, renewal or any
other relevant services.
6. USE OF SECOND OR THIRD LEVEL IDNS
In addition to meeting all required criteria for registration of domain names above, an application for
an IDN Domain Name must:
(i) comply with any additional registration policy on IDNs for each language;
(ii) meet all technical requirement for the applicable IDN;
(iii) comply with the IDN tables used by the Registry as amended from time to time; and
(iv) meet any other additional technical requirements as required by the Registry.
7. USE OF GEOGRAPHIC NAMES
All two-character labels and country and territory names will be initially reserved in accordance with specification 5 of the Registry Agreement. Upon approval from ICANN and any other guidelines by applicable governments and ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee, the Registry may release the two-character labels and country and territory names in accordance with Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s response to Question 22 Geographic Names.
By registering a letter/letter two-character ASCII label, the Registrant represents that the Registrant will take steps to ensure against misrepresenting or falsely implying that the Registrant or its business is affiliated with a government or country-code manager if such affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement does not exist.
The Registry will take reasonable steps to investigate and respond to any reports from governmental agencies and ccTLDoperators of conduct that causes confusion with the corresponding country code in connection with the use of a letter/letter two-character ACSCII domain. In responding to such reports, the Registry will not be required to take any action in contravention of applicable law.
8. RESERVED NAMES
The Registry may place certain names in its reserved list from time to time where:
(i) the Registry believes in its sole discretion that use of such names may pose a risk to the
operational stability or integrity of the Registry;
(ii) in accordance with ICANN’s specifications contained in the Registry Agreement,
guidelines or recommendations;
(iii) there is a risk of trademark infringement or where the name otherwise may cause
confusion taking into consideration the mission and purpose of the TLD; or
(iv) the Registry in its sole discretion decides certain names to be reserved for any reason.
9. ALLOCATION OF DOMAIN NAME
The Registry will register Domain Names on a first-come, first-served basis in accordance with the
Registry Rules. The Registry does not provide pre-registration or reservation of Domain Names.
10. TERM OF REGISTRATION / RENEWAL
Initial term of registration:
A Domain Name can be registered for a period between one (1) to ten (10) years. Upon registration of
a Domain Name, the Registrant holds a licence to use the Domain Name for the registration period.
Renewal of registration:
The term may be extended at any time for a period between one (1) to ten (10) years, provided that
the total aggregate term of the Domain Name does not exceed ten (10) years at any time.
Cancellation of registration:
The Registrant may cancel a Domain Name registration at any time by submitting its request in writing
with the Registrar.
Upon expiry of the Domain Name, the Registry will auto-renew the Domain Name for a one year term
(1) year term unless the Registrant submits its intention not to renew the Domain Name.
The Registry will implement the business rules for the renewal of Domain Names documented in
appendix 7 of the .com Registry Agreement, as amended from time to time.
11. TRANSFER OF DOMAIN NAMES BETWEEN REGISTRANTS
Any transfer of a Domain Name between Registrants must be approved by the Registry through the
Registrar in accordance with the Registry Rules.
12. PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
By registering a Domain Name, the registrant authorizes the Registry to process personal information
and other data required for the operation of the TLD. The Registry will only use the data for the
operation of the Registry including but not limited to its internal use, communication with the
Registrant or the Registrar, and provision of WHOIS look-up facility.
The Registry may only transfer the data to third parties:
(i) with the Registrant’s consent;
(ii) in order to comply with laws, regulations or orders by a competent public authority and
any Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) providers; or
(iii) for a publicly available and searchable WHOIS look-up facility, in accordance with
specification 4 of the Registry Agreement.
The Registry provides a publicly available and searchable WHOIS look up facility, where information
about the Domain Name's status (including creation and expiry dates), and registrant, administrative
and the technical contact administering the Domain Name can be found, in accordance with
specification 4 of the Registry Agreement.
In order to prevent misuse of the WHOIS look up facility, the Registry requires that any person
submitting a WHOIS database query will be required to read and agree to the terms and conditions,
which will provide that:
(i) the WHOIS database is provided for information purposes only; and
(ii) the user agrees not to use the WHOIS information to allow or enable the transmission of
unsolicited commercial advertising or other communication via email or other methods to the
14. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Registrant agrees to be bound by ICANN’s Dispute Resolution Policies in respect of all disputes
in connection with the Domain Name.
15. COMPLIANCE WITH CONSENSUS AND TEMPORARY POLICIES
The Registrant agrees to be bound by all applicable consensus and temporary policies as required
and mandated by ICANN.
Affiliate has the same meaning as defined in Registry Agreement.
Domain Name means a domain name registered directly under the .commbank TLD or for which a
request or application for registration has been filed with the Registry;
ICANN’s Dispute Policy means the dispute policy currently known as the Uniform Domain Name
Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) issued and as may be updated from time to time by the Internet
Corporation of Assigned Names and Number (ICANN) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) (see
Specification 7 of the Registry Agreement).
Registrar means an ICANN accredited registrar which enters into an exclusive Registry-Registrar
agreement for the TLD, and which provides domain name registration services to Registrants;
Registry means Commonwealth Bank of Australia;
Registry Agreement means the agreement between the Registry and ICANN;
Registry Rules mean:
(i) this Registration Policy as amended by the Registry from time to time; and
(ii) any rules and regulations provided and amended by the Registry from time to time.
Registrant means a natural person, company or organization who holds a Domain Name registration
or who has requested or applied for the registration of a Domain Name.