How do I start a .coop website?

Once you have registered your .coop domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.

A website can be built either through a browser-based builder, an installed content management system like WordPress or Drupal, or done professionally by a web designer/developer. Additionally, it is recommended securing your website with SSL, and enhancing your website's speed using Secure Web Accelerator.

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What is a .coop domain?

A cooperative is a legally defined collection of people who cooperate towards mutual benefit. Examples of cooperatives include community organizations, housing cooperatives, businesses that are owned and managed by their workers, and so forth. The .coop domain extension is an ideal way for such organizations to present themselves to the world online!

How do I buy a .coop domain?

To purchase your .coop domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.

DotCooperation, the registry authorized to operate the .coop domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .coop domains.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .coop registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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How do I transfer a .coop domain?

Transferring your .coop domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.

Every .coop domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.

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FAQs for .coop

.coop domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .coop during general availability is Instant.
.coop Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.coop); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.coop).
DNSSEC is available for .coop domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .coop domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .coop extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .coop domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
No. At present the .coop domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .coop Top Level Domain is DotCooperation. You may visit them at https://identity.coop/.

Domain Requirements for .coop

.COOP Eligibility Requirements

Only cooperatives, cooperative support organizations, and businesses owned by cooperatives are eligible to register as specified in the COOP Registration Agreement (Amended: 3 January 2014).To be eligible, the registrant must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Members of the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) if otherwise eligible;
  • Members of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) if otherwise eligible;
  • Organizations formed as and/or considered cooperatives under applicable local law;
  • Associations comprised of cooperatives;
  • Organizations that are committed to the seven cooperative principles;
  • Organizations that are majority controlled by cooperatives;
  • Entities whose operations are principally dedicated to serving cooperatives; and
  • For no more than 5,000 registrants, persons or entities whose use of a .coop domain name would, in the opinion of the DCLLC Board, advance the interests of the cooperative sector in general or would assist in the development of cooperatives worldwide

.COOP Verification Policy

The .coop verification process is initiated as soon as the .coop domain is registered. The registrant will receive an email by dotCoop asking them to provide confirmation or evidence that they are eligible for their .coop registration. The .coop name/s registered by this registrant will be inactive until the registrant has been verified as eligible. More information about the entire verification process can be found in the COOP Verification Policy (Version 2).

If the .COOP registry is not able to verify eligibility for any reason, no refund of registration fees will be given regardless of any grace periods.

How do I renew a .coop domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.

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Domain information current to 2022-11-16

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