This week’s update includes news about .FILM, .BANK, .INSURANCE, .WHOSWHO, the release of 15,000 more .FANS domains, and more.
.FILM – Update to Registration Policy and Eligibility Requirements
The registry operator for .FILM, Motion Picture Domain Registry Pty Ltd, announced that from August 31, 2016 the following updated eligibility requirements apply to domain registrations. In order to register or renew a domain name you must 1) be the intended beneficiary of the domain name registration; and 2) satisfy both Criteria A and B below:
Criteria A – Member of the Film Industry
Registrants must be associated with the film industry, which consists of individuals, businesses, and organizations that fit into any one of the following categories:
- Actively involved in the film industry (e.g., producers, distributors, sales agents, studios, directors, writers, photographers, technicians, actors, press, film festivals, associations); or
- Provide products or services to the film industry (e.g., lawyers, agents, PR and marketing firms, financiers, designers, equipment suppliers, domain registrars, IT and hosting providers).