If you currently run a geographic top level domain, or if you are considering applying to run one in the future, you will benefit immediately from joining geoTLD.group.
Operating a top level domain (TLD) for a city or region, or even a language or cultural group, it can seem as if no one else understands the unique pressures and opportunities you face:
Although geoTLD.group was launched in 2016, our founders have worked on these issues for over a decade. We made sure that the specific needs of geographic TLDs were reflected in the process ICANN launched to create these names, in 2012. Looking forward, we are helping to shape ICANN decision-making on policy issues that affect our members and also on future new TLDs.
We are the only association that connects and represents geoTLD managers around the world.
The mission of the geoTLD.group is to promote and connect those engaged in the advocacy, promotion, governance, and development of geoTLDs within their communities and to all their stakeholders.
GeoTLD.Group has two categories of membership: Effective Member and Observer.
If you intend to apply to ICANN for a geoTLD in the future, Observer membership status allows you to learn about applying for and running a GeoTLD.
The Board of Directors decides whether or not to accept the candidate as an Effective Member or as an Observer at its following assembly. In case of a rejection, the applicant must be informed in writing.
You can apply here for either type of membership.
Effective Members must meet all of the following general criteria, and must be a legal entity or organization that:
Legal entities or organization not eligible to become an Effective Member can join as an Observer.
The membership fees are agreed as follows from 01 Jan 2017:
|Number of registered domain names per members||Annual fee (EUR)|
|0 – 5,000||500|
|5,001 – 10,000||750|
|10,001 – 25,000||1,000|
|25,000 – 50,000||1,250|
|50,000 – 100,000||1,500|
Observer fees are EUR 250 less than the category they would fit as member. Minimum observer fee is EUR 500.