There are two steps in registering a name in .museum.:
Establish your eligibility and select your domain names.
Names in .museum are only available to museums and individual
members of the museum profession. Eligibility is determined on the basis
of the ICOM (International Council of Museums) definition of museum. The
underlying policies, which you agree to observe by submitting your
application, are given in full detail at:
A .museum name must be clearly derived from the name the museum
is otherwise know by but may not be a generic term or place name. A
single organization may, however, have multiple names both for itself
and for temporary activities such as exhibitions and projects. It is
also possible to include generic and place designations in three-part
domain names. More information about the naming conventions can be seen
If you believe that you meet the elibility criteria and wish to have a
name in .museum, please send a request by e-mail to:
Be sure to:
- include the name and physical address of the organization requesting
- designate a contact person at that organization by name, e-mail
address, telephone and telefax numbers,
- state the name(s) you wish to register in .museum,
- indicate any professional museums associations the organization
belongs to if you wish for this to be considered when processing your
request, including membership numbers,
- provide any other information that can help evaluate your request,
such as the addresses of current Web sites.
Register your .museum name.
If your request meets the criteria listed above, you will be provided
with a Community-ID and password. With these, you can contact the
registrar of your choice and complete the registration of your
You will also be notified about the names that have been reserved for
you to register. If there are any further questions before you can
proceed to registration, we will contact you about them.
Latest update: 6 January 2014