.CX Domain Names
What is a .CX domain?
The .CX domain is a ccTLD (country code top level domain), and the Internet country code for Christmas Island. Located in Southeastern Asia, the Christmas Island is situated south of Indonesia in the Indian Ocean. Christmas Island covers 52.1 square miles, and area about 3/4 the size of Washington D.C. Discovered in 1643, the settlement of the island began by the United Kingdom in 1888. The UK transferred sovereignty to Australia in 1958, and today almost two-thirds of the island has been declared a national park. Although the population of the island is only 1,402, English, Chinese, and Malay are all spoken.
Why should I register a .CX domain name?
Although there are many domains registered by entities associated with Christmas Island, it is becoming popularized in other facets.
The .CX domain name presents a great opportunity for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Christmas Island. Local domain names give your company a professional image, which demonstrates proof of your commitment to local customers. By targeting the local Christmas Islander market, you can maximize your company's revenues.
Registering ccTLDs offers another way to protect your online identity, as well as that of your business. We all know how important it is to protect our personal identity. The same should be true when considering the identity of your business or trademark online. Your assets are important whether in the form of a bank account or a domain name, and they need to be protected. When you register your trademark in a ccTLD domain, you are taking one more step to protect what is critical to you and your livelihood. By purchasing your trademark in a ccTLD, you do not have to worry about a competitor acquiring that name. Think how much easier it is to be the original owner instead of attempting to procure the domain from another party.
If you are looking to own domains with shorter names or more common words, ccTLDs may be the way to go. As we all know, attempting to obtain these types of domain names domain in more popular extensions is futile. Most ccTLD domains are still becoming populated, dramatically increasing the chances that your domain is available.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .CX?
There are no restrictions for registering a top level .CX domain. Registration for these domains is open to anyone, similar to .COM, .NET, or .ORG.