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New .eco domain proposed!

posted 2 Jun 2010, 01:41 by Eco Hub   [ updated 2 Jun 2010, 01:44 ]

Sometime in the next two years, hundreds of new domain name endings will be created, so in addition to .com or .org you'll be able to choose from many options, including an eco-friendly option, when you want to buy a domain name.

What are the rules for .eco names? Who can get one? When can we take it away? Is there a .eco foundation? What should the money be used for? 

These are tough questions, and they need good answers. We could keep these rules secret until we apply for dot eco, but instead we've posted them up here for anyone to read.

It's our way of saying we care about transparency, and are stronger with your input. So have at us! Click the below to find out and discuss what .eco should be. 

The third draft of dot eco policies is now available for review and public comment. Comments will be summarised and shared with the Dot Eco Stakeholder Council. This round is open until Friday, May 28, 2010. 


1. Principles: the core principles that define .eco;

2. Names: how the .eco registry handles premium, controversial and other names;

3. Registration: how users register .eco names and the questions they are asked;

4. Accountability: covering how trust in .eco is maintained and enforced; and

5. Foundation: covering how the philanthropic arm of .eco functions.

This is part of a global policy development process to build a consensus for stewardship of the Dot Eco TLD. The process will seek to comply with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Environmental and Social Standards.

From http://doteco.info/