Why .CFD?

  • Spread betting will be a trusted and credible TLD:
  • Domain registration is limited to those who meet the eligibility requirements as laid out in the CFD Eligibility Policy.
  • Every Registrant must ensure that use of the domain name complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Every Registrant must agree and adhere to an Acceptable Use Policy.
What are CFDs?

CFDs are contracts for difference, a versatile financial derivative that allows individuals to speculate on the rise and fall of financial markets without ever having to own the underlying asset.

Instead of buying and selling a particular asset, like shares or gold, CFD traders open a contract with their provider to exchange a multiple of the difference in the price of that asset between the point of opening and the point of closing. This can lead to sub stantial profits, or losses, for a relatively small initial outlay.

CFDs are a tax-efficient form of trading as trades are not subject to stamp duty and losses can be offset against profits.

TLD Eligibility Policy

Who is qualified for a domain name in the .spreadbetting TLD?

Registrants must meet the following requirements, and must submit this information during the validation process:

  • Registrants must be an entity holding one or more regulatory permissions granted by a financial regulatory authority in respect of the CFD space.

Applicants must continue to meet the TLD eligibility requirements for continued registration and renewal of the domain name.

Required information

  • Authorisation number provided by a financial regulator, as relevant to the jurisdiction it operates.
  • Identify the regulatory permissions that it holds, such as: Introducing, Advising, Counterparty to client trades, Discretionary Management, Dealings as an Agent, Other

Any appointed representative or Tied Agent must provide relevant information in order to identify themselves as such.

Validation Policy

Due to this TLD being restricted, there will be a Validation process incorporated into the registration process. Validation of the information submitted by the domain name applicant will be carried out by a third party, Valideus, before a domain name is granted.

  • Validation happens during the 30 day pending create phase.
  • The domain name applicant (Registrant) will be contacted directly by Valideus, having received information from the Registry, and will be asked to log on to a portal to supply additional information to determine eligibility for the domain name.
  • It is crucial that a domain name applicant (Registrant) takes prompt action, as instructed by the Valideus, in order to pass through the validation process and secure the domain name within the available timeframe (30 days)