3.2.5. .UA domain registration rules

To register a .UA domain, you must have a trademark (TM). Trademarks are registered by the State Enterprise "Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property" (Ukrpatent): the usual procedure takes about 2 years, the accelerated one - 9 months.

.UA domain registration is possible only if you have a registered trademark with the name on the logo identical to the domain. This is a mandatory requirement.

Important points:

  • .UA domain registration must be performed from the account registered for the TM owner. If the domain registration will be made not from the account of the owner of the TM, then between the owner of the trademark (TM) and account owner should be concluded license agreement.
  • In the account in the section "Personal data " in the tab "Personal info" the address must be filled.
  • Domain registration in the .UA zone is carried out on the appropriate page.
  • A domain in the .UA zone cannot be registered by the application number, which usually looks like m******, you need a fully registered TM.
  • Re-forming an invoice for registration is possible only when contacting technical support.

Detailed information on TM registration and the specifics of .UA domain registration is presented in our blog:

  1. The administrator of the .UA domain is the company Ltd "Hostmaster".
  2. Existing rules domain registrations in the .UA zone are the same for all registrars.
  3. It is possible to register the .UA domain only if there is a registered and active (which has not expired) TM: Ukrainian or international, which is subject to protection on the territory of Ukraine in accordance with the Madrid Agreement on the International Registration of Marks.
  4. The domain name must contain absolutely all symbols depicted on the TM logo. You can only omit some special charactersbut not individual letters or words. It is prohibited to add symbols that are not on the TM logo. The order of the symbols on the TM logo should be preserved in the domain name, the symbols should be read in order from left to right and from top to bottom.
    Warning! The trademark must be easy to read and easy to decipher.
  5. Domain names can only contain symbols of the Latin alphabet, except for special characters. &, @, ., / and other, similar characters can be replaced by their English name or removed. If there are Cyrillic symbols on the TM logo, you should follow them transliteration.
  6. Domain registration in the .UA zone is possible only for one year, the subsequent renewal can already be made for a longer period.

Key points rulesdescribing the points listed above:

3.9. Delegation of a private domain name of a different level to the .UA domain will be considered solely for being given by the resident to the Registrar, for legal entities, for the sake of re-structuring the domain name, such documents:
3.9.1. for a domain name, yake, or a component of another rivnya (up to the sign ".", but does not include the sign), for the writing of the sign, the sign, which is protected in the territory of Ukraine in advance of the Madrid please about the international restoration of signs – zasvіdchenoї central bodies vikonavchoї Vladi scho zabezpechuє formuvannya State polіtiki in sferі іntelektualnoї vlasnostі, clearance of Ofіtsіynogo Bulletin Mіzhnarodnogo Bureau Vsesvіtnoї organіzatsії іntelektualnoї vlasnostі, yak pіdtverdzhuє fact mіzhnarodnoї reєstratsії Mark is the fact Yogo pravovoї receptionists at teritorії Ukraine;
3.9.2. for a domain name, yake, or a component of another rivnya (up to the sign ".", but does not include the sign), for the written sign of the sign, on which the central body of the viconavcha power, which will preserve the formulation of state policy in the sphere of intellectual power, will see the evidence of Ukraine on the sign for goods and – the proper order of the certified copy of such a testimony;
3.9.3. in the event that a private domain name of a different age is not transferred directly to the owner of the certificate of Ukraine for a mark for goods and a service - acknowledged by the central authority of the government agency, which does not foresee the official form of government policy at for the issuance of a license for the Victory of the Sign.