Christmas Island Domain Administration Limited (cxDA) was established:

a. to be the administrator of, and the Australian self regulatory policy body for the .cx ccTLD and its associated lower level Domains;
b. to maintain and promote the operational stability and utility of the .cx ccTLD and more generally, the Internet's unique identifier system, and to enhance the benefits of the Internet to the Christmas Island community;
c. to ensure a cost effective administration of the .cx ccTLD and its sub-domains;
d. to establish a policy framework for the development and administration of the .cx ccTLD including:
        i. rules governing acceptable use of the cx ccTLD;
        ii. rules governing the accreditation of registrars and registry operators;
        iii. rules governing the registration of names;
        iv. ensuring that registrars have equal access to registry services.
e. to exercise oversight of the operation of critical technical functions including:
        i. the primary and secondary .cx name servers;
        ii. zone files for second level domains; and
        iii. a searchable data base containing information on registrations within the .cx ccTLD.
f. to liaise with national and international bodies on issues relating to the development and administration of the domain name system;
g. to establish appropriate complaints handling and dispute resolution processes to provide for conciliation or redress of grievances on matters associated with the administration and use of the .cx ccTLD.

.cx ccTLD Policy

cxDA Policy allows for suspension or "take downs" when there is a violation of the cx TLD AUP or the Registrant Agreement.

CX ccTLD Life Cycle ( Updated March 5th 2016 )

  • Registration Grace Period - 5 Days ( 100% refund )
  • Registration Extended Grace - Day 2 to Day 14 ( 80% Refund )
  • Day 14+ ( no refund )
  • On Expiry
    • Day 1 - No change to Status
      Day 2 - Day 30, Status changed to "Suspended" ( removed from zone, can be renewed without restore, renewal automatically activates the domain.
      Day 31 - Day 58 Status changed to Pending Delete (restore possible).
      Day 59 - Day 64 Status changed from Pending Delete to Pending Purge (only registry restore possible).
      Expiry +65 Days, domain deleted and available for registration.
  • No Transfer Fee.

Complaints | Abuse Mitigation

cxDA has adopted the CoCCA "AUP - based" policy framework. This framework addresses not only rights to a particular text string ( domain ) but the Registrant's use of that string. Policies apply recursively, and are applicable not only to the domains in the registry but apply equally to any subordinate domain created by the Registrant.

The registrants licence to use a domain requires that they comply with the cxDA AUP, a failure to comply with the AUP or to remedy a breach of the AUP may result in a suspension of a domain and it's removal from the zone.

The CoCCA Complaint Resolution Service ( CRS ) supports registry - level suspensions and consists of three parts ( 1. initial review, 2. referal to Ombudsman for amicable complaint resolution, 3. binding arbitration. ). Overview |  AUP Form

Lodging a complaint and amicable complaint resolution are free services. Binding arbitration is carried out by external experts and is a fee-based service ( normally applicable to resolution of complex intellectual property issues ).

To lodge a complaint email  | complaints@cxda.org.cx

Registering Domains

cxDA exercises oversight of the .cx country code Top Level Domain (cx ccTLD), it is not possible to register, or manage already registered domains, via cxDA. If you want to register a domain that ends in ".cx" you must do so via a registrar or reseller.

Becoming a Registrar

Any legal entity can apply to cxDA to become an authorised .cx Registrar. The technical and commercial requirements are modest. Registrars may manage objects using the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) or the Registry Portal. All registrations or renewals require payment in advance, payment can be made online.

The Agreements follow below:

Registrar Authorisation | Updated 2016-05-15
Connection Agreement | Updated 2016-05-15

Registry Fees

cxDA requires the registry operator to give all Registrars the same access to registry services. A fixed fee is paid to cxDA but wholesale fees may differ based on the size of the Registrar's portfolio and the value of registry tokens purchased in advance. The Registrars that actively promote the .cx TLD are rewarded with volume discounts.

The wholesale transaction fees are not set by cxDA, they are set by the back-end registry services provider CoCCA Registry Services (NZ) Limited The wholesale registry transaction fee schedule as of March 17, 2016 is bellow.

Domains in Portfolio Registrations Renewals
1-100 $75 $50
101-500 $63 $42
501-1,000 $51 $34
1,001-5,000 $36 $24
5,001-50,000 $5 $5
50,001-100,000 $4 $4
100,001- infinity $2.50 $2.50

From May 1, 2016 AUD $1.75 from each new registration and renewal will be paid by CoCCA in to the "cxTLD Digital Dividend Fund". The fund, which is administered by cxDA, will be used to underwrite the Territories 4G LTE system and other internet related projects.

Christmas Island Domain Administration Limited

6RCI, Nursery Road, Drumsite, Christmas Island, WA6798 AU
ABN 38 091 843 417 | ACN 091 843 417

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