Change will make it easier for registrars to onboard top level domain.
The process for registering .law and .abogado (Spanish for attorney) domain names is about to get easier.
Registrants will still need to be a lawyer, law firm, court, law school or local regulator, but this information will be checked through standard Whois field rather than additional registration fields. This will make it easier for domain registrars to offer the domains without additional integration and development work.
.Law registry MMX provided these details to DNW:
MMX’s verification method has been simplified for both registrants and registrars allowing for standard Whois data fields to be used in verifying eligibility. More specifically, the changes eliminate specific data fields required for registering a .law domain which also reduces any related development work for registrars to onboard .law.
.law’s purpose remains consistent in promoting trust within the legal profession by allowing qualified lawyers, law firms, courts of law, law schools and legal regulators to register a name. MMX will continue to verify registrants to ensure adherence to its eligibility policy and protect the integrity of .law domain names.
The use of standard Whois data fields is effective on January 7th, 2019.
We are now working with several registrars to onboard .law and expect to see registration growth in 2019.
If you want additional information on .law eligibility requirements you can go to http://nic.law/eligibilitycriteria/