.POST policy

Domain Management Policy

As the sponsor of .POST, the UPU and its bodies, including government and industry representatives, are responsible for developing, maintaining and enforcing the .POST domain management policy.

This policy defines the rules associated with eligibility and domain name allocation, sets out the license terms governing the use of a .POST domain name and describes the dispute resolution policies for the .POST sTLD.

It is important to read the policy before applying for a .POST domain name, as it sets out the conditions governing the license and use of a .POST domain name.

Domain Management Policy

Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution policies applicable to the .POST domain are listed in the .POST domain management policy.

Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

When a registrant registers a domain name identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark to which the rights are held by someone, when the registrant has no right or legitimate interest in the domain name, or when the domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith, a trademark holder can initiate mandatory administrative proceedings by filing a complaint with an approved dispute resolution service provider.

Administrative proceedings for the resolution of disputes under the UDRP will be governed by ICANN procedures and by any supplemental rules posted on the organization’s website.

Current .POST UDRP rules

Reserved names

The UPU maintains a list of reserved names that shall include (i) names contractually required by ICANN in accordance with the .POST Sponsored TLD Agreement; and (ii) names that the UPU has decided in its sole discretion should be reserved in the best interest of the global postal community.

The UPU reserves the right to amend this list and shall allocate these names in the future under one or more of the identified allocation mechanisms.

The UPU's reservation of the names implicitly includes all translations and transliterations of the names appearing on this list.

For names consisting of more than one word, (e.g. "customerservice"), all punctuated versions would also not be available for registration. For example, since "customerservice" is reserved then "customer-service" and "customer_service" would not be available for registration.

The reserved names list is available here.

Reserved name authorization request procedure

Under specific circumstances, the Sponsor may, subject to additional policies, authorize registration of .POST domain names using the Sponsor reserved names. Applicants shall submit a formal registration request along with a duly completed Reserved Name Authorization Request Form, in which they shall provide further justification for the release of the reserved name concerned and sufficient evidence that use of that name complies with the legislation or authority to which they are subject.

This form is available here.

Use of personal data

The UPU ensures the confidentiality and security of personal data collected from .POST domain registrants, in compliance with article 3.1(c)(ii) of the .POST sponsored top-level domain agreement between the UPU and ICANN.

The UPU certifies that personal data will be used only for the purpose for which it has been collected.

The collection and handling of personal data by the UPU are governed by Article 132.5 of the UPU General Regulations and Article 12 of Universal Postal Convention.

Registrants wishing to access or correct their personal data should contact the .POST team via the "Contact" link on the menu.