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3:37 pm on Jul 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello all,

We are currently translating our site in several different languages. Looking over several posts I see where many recommend getting country specific TLDs for each translation.

My understanding is that most European TLDs requirea local presence? So how does one accomplish this if you do not have corporate offices scattered through the world? Is a local mail/post box sufficient?

Thanks for reading...

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8:57 am on July 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I guess this is more a question for the domain name forum, but yes i would advise to getting a country specific tld, most european countries is easining up the regulations on registrating cs tld's. The good thing with country specific tld's is that you will appear if the users searches for country specific pages.
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>Is a local mail/post box sufficient?

Rules differ from country to country. You have to look at each local nic seperatley. A good workaround is through local contacts.

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u can use an agency like register.com or speednames who have local offices set up. they then register on your behalf. works fine in most countries, but some still insist on local presence
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My understanding is that most European TLDs requirea local presence? So how does one accomplish this if you do not have corporate offices scattered through the world? Is a local mail/post box sufficient?

For the Irish (.ie) cctld, a bit more than a local presence is required. Essentially you would have to prove that you had a right to the name. This would require a registered business name or a company registration or a trademark. Dealing with the .ie Domain Registry directly is not recommended as it has an abysmally low reputation (due to chronic internal mismanagent and poor industry relationships) among the Irish internet community. Instead you would be better to register via an Irish hosting company which would do the registration for about 70 Euros. Though with only 35K .ie domains registered, I think that registering a .ie would be a waste of time if you have a good .com and you would only be diluting the brand. The only pro .ie argument would be that it would have your site included in the 'pages from Ireland' results on some search engines.

Regards...jmcc

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Hello. Well in some countries like Poland you don't need a local presence - all you need to do is register and pay (the maximum is about 63 Euro/year for .pl)
Visit [dns.pl...] to get all the detailed info in English
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For Spain you need to be a registered company or have a local ID number.
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These are the ones I know right away. I have to check further if you're interested.

not restricted in the EU are:

co.uk
dk (need accepted Nameservers!)
at
it (company has to be in the EU)
nl
be
pl
co.hu
ch

Need local contact
de (rules are not that strict)
lu
gr

Need local business
fr
es
ie
no
fi
sk

Also [commworlddomains.com...] can assist with registering domainnames throughout the world.

Herlaar