general policy

The following recursively applies to all subdomains of

There are additional rules for direct subdomains.

Commercial sites

Though the service is mostly geared towards non-profit and not-for-profit organizations and individuals, small commercial sites are accepted, but they are VERY STRONGLY asked to do so only as a very last resort (please consider reserving a domain from of the ICANN-accredited registrars at InterNIC), unless of course they support goals.

Non-European sites

Since Europe is not the only place where national NIC policies are a problem, non-european sites are welcome.

Administrative authorizations

It is advised that owners of subdomains obtain necessary administrative authorizations from the site(s) hosting their nameservers or machines in the domain.

Compliance to Internet standards

Subdomain owners must comply with Internet standards (RFCs). This includes, but is not limited to: Subdomain owners are also required not to spam (issue mass unsolicited email or news postings, including link-spam for SEO) or phish (fake sites to steal authentication data), not to provide tools to help spamming or phishing, not to distribute malware.


InterNIC rules regarding trademarks apply:
Registering a domain name does not confer any legal rights to that name and any disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular name are to be settled between the contending parties using ICANN's UDRP

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