.Boats – an exclusive domain address

The use of a .Boats domain name is only for professionals and businesses that provide products and services to the marine industry. Companies using a .Boats website address send a quality signal to online consumers that the company has been validated in this industry. It is a signal of trust – and tells website visitors they can expect quality content and information relevant to boating on any .Boats website.

Verification

To register, renew, or accept the transfer of a .BOATS domain name, you must be an individual or a legal entity with a bona-fide nexus to the .BOATS sector. This connection means that You as the registrant of the domain name must be able to reasonably demonstrate a link or an interest to the Relevant Sector at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the .BOATS domain name registration.

Nexus to the Relevant Sector
Members of the sector are anticipated to include (the “Relevant Sector”).

  • Watercraft Manufacturers: A commercial entity that produces recreational or sporting watercraft.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM): A commercial entity that produces components that are used by Watercraft Manufacturers for producing recreational or sporting watercraft.
  • Watercraft Product Manufacturers: A commercial entity that produces products intended specifically for use with recreational or sporting watercraft.
  • Broker: A commercial entity or professional whose primary purpose is to facilitate the sale of recreational watercraft.
  • Distributors: A commercial entity whose primary purpose is to procure inventories from Watercraft Product Manufacturers for wholesale purchase by dealers.
  • Dealers: A commercial entity with inventories of recreational or sporting watercraft for purchase.
  • Retailers: A commercial entity whose primary purpose is offering products for sale, specifically including items from Watercraft Product Manufacturers.
  • Marinas: A commercial entity whose primary purpose is to sell, lease, or rent storage space for recreational or sporting watercraft.
  • Watercraft Services: A commercial entity or professional that performs general maintenance or repairs on recreational or sporting watercraft
  • Financers: A commercial entity that is licensed to lend monies for purchasing recreational or sporting watercraft.
  • Insurers: A commercial entity that is licensed to insure recreational or sporting watercraft.
  • Naval Architect: A commercial entity or professional who produces concepts or designs that are intended for recreational or sporting watercraft.
  • Surveyor: A commercial entity or professional that is certified or accredited by a legitimate association to assess recreational or sporting watercraft.
  • Associations: A group of professionals, firms, and/or individuals organized together for a specific purpose that is focused on recreational or sporting watercraft.
  • Educators: A commercial entity or professional that is accredited, approved, or recognized by a reputable organization to offer courses or produce boating industry guideline for the use of recreational watercraft.
  • Athletes: An individual who participates in sporting watercraft events sanctioned by an international recognized body.
  • Charters: A commercial entity or professional whose primary business is to provide excursions on watercraft.
  • Event Organizers: Commercial or professional entities that arrange or promote sanctioned events related to recreational or sporting watercraft.
  • Media: Commercial or professional entities that publish content specifically intended for the recreational and sporting watercraft industry.

More Info

  • $150 registration and renewal for regular names
  • Some names may be premium cost
  • The .Boats Registry has reserved some names, which will not be available
  • Names are not allocated until a verification process has been completed
  • Failure of verification due to misleading information or lack of response will result in a $50 fee.