Domain Rules

Rules For The .VI Domain And Sub-Domains

1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this document is to describe the rules for the allocation of names within the .VI domain and its sub-domains. The VI REGISTRY is responsible for the administration of the .VI domain.

2. PROCESS DETAIL

2.1 The rules given here apply to all requests for names in the .VI domain and all sub-domains of .VI except where differing rules exist for a sub-domain. The rules for a sub-domain shall incorporate all the rules in this document along with such additional rules that are required. Agreement of the Management of the VI REGISTRY shall be required if the rules of a sub-domain are to exclude any of the rules of this document. Their agreement shall not unreasonably be withheld.

2.2 Where a dispute over the interpretation of the rules exists, the Management of the VI REGISTRY shall rule on the interpretation. Appeals against a ruling of the Management of the VI REGISTRY may be made to the appropriate committee of Members of the Company.

2.3 All NEW second level domain requests made to the VI REGISTRY shall conform to the rules applying at the time of registration. This registration system is partially automated and the the VI REGISTRY robot shall check to see that the specified domain names is operational and the specified email addresses exist at the time of registration.

2.4 All NEW third level domain requests will conform to RFCs 1034, 1035, 1122, 1123 and any subsequent replacements. For designated zones the requests may be handled by a robot. This robot will apply the appropriate RFCs, the rules and a check against the list of existing domain names. It will also check that operating name servers exist for the request.

2.5 If the rules are changed in the future, some names approved under one set of rules might be rejected under the revised rules. No rule change will ever affect the status of a name which has been approved before the change unless sound technical reasons require this.

3. MANDATORY RULES FOR SECOND LEVEL DOMAINS.

3.1 Two letter names are not allowed, reserved for ISO country codes. Certain three letter names are reserved, such as com.vi, org.vi, edu.vi, gov.vi, and all three letter country code names listed in ISO-3166.

3.2 All One Letter domains (i.e.[a-z].VI) are reserved to cater for possible future sub-domain usage.

3.3 There shall be at least two name servers for the domain (with addresses specified in the request) operating at the time the request is submitted. There is no restriction on the IP address of these name servers, but they must be reachable on the Internet at the time of application.

4. MANDATORY RULES FOR THIRD LEVEL DOMAINS

4.1 Applications are accepted from anywhere in the world..

4.2 Two letter names are not allowed, reserved for ISO country codes.

4.3 All One Letter domains (i.e.[a-z].xxx.VI) are reserved to cater for possible future sub-domain usage.

4.4 There shall be at least two name servers for the domain (with addresses specified in the request) operating at the time the request is submitted. There is no restriction on the IP address of these name servers, but they must be reachable on the Internet at the time of application.

Once an application has been approved a record will be created in the VI REGISTRY database where management of the zone is delegated to the VI REGISTRY from which Web or NS records will be generated and loaded into the VI REGISTRY Register of Domain Names for the zone.