Domains and domain names—Ukraine—Q&A guide
Domains and domain names—Ukraine—Q&A guide

The following TMT practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Domains and domain names—Ukraine—Q&A guide
  • 1. Which entity is responsible for registration of domain names in the country code top-level domain (ccTLD)?
  • 2. How are domain names registered?
  • 3. For how long is registration effective?
  • 4. What is the cost of registration?
  • 5. Are registered domain names transferable? If so, how? Can the use of a domain name be licensed?
  • 6. What are the differences, if any, with registration in the ccTLD as compared with a generic top-level domain (gTLD)?
  • 7. Is the registrant’s contact information freely available? Can the registrant use a privacy service to hide its contact information?
  • 8. If a registrant’s contact information is hidden, under what circumstances will it be disclosed? What processes are available to lift a registrant’s privacy shield?
  • 9. Are third parties (such as trademark holders) notified of a domain name registration or attempt to register a domain name? If so, how? If not, how can third parties receive notice?
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Domains and domain names—Ukraine—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to domains and domain names in Ukraine published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: January 2020).

Authors: Vasil Kisil & Partners—Ilarion Tomarov; Daria Romashchenko

1. Which entity is responsible for registration of domain names in the country code top-level domain (ccTLD)?

The Ukrainian entity Hostmaster Ltd is the administrator of the .ua public domain in Ukraine. Hostmaster does not provide services for domain name registration but authorises registrars to register domain names. Registrars must meet certain technical requirements published on Hostmaster’s website to be authorised as registrars. The list of authorised registrars can be found on Hostmaster’s website.

2. How are domain names registered?

The procedure of domain name registration requires a registrant to submit an application to the registrar and to process a payment for domain name registration. Applications can be filed through an online form on the registrar's website.

The minimum information required from a registrant is their full name, email, address and phone number. In addition to the registrant’s information (in the registrant field on the WHOIS website), the registrant can provide contact information for the purpose of the administrative management of a domain name (in the administrative contact field on WHOIS) and separately for the technical purposes (in the technical contact field on WHOIS).

Registrants can

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