Become a Registrar
To become a registrar for .Scholarships you must first be accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). [Visit ICANN's accreditation webpage to find out how.] Once you are ICANN accredited, you can start the registration process.
.Scholarships has partnered with Afilias, known for the .info gTLD, to provide registry services. Once we have started accepting applications, you can follow the steps below to represent our domain.
Get Started With Afilias’ Online Registrar Management System
Once Afilias receives notice of your accreditation from ICANN you will be added to the Afilias Online Registrar Management System (ORMS) and your ICANN Primary Contact will receive an email with login instructions. If you have not yet received this email, or would like to open a new Afilias supported TLD application in your account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your company information. If you already have an ORMS account you can login here: apply.afilias.info.
The Accreditation Process
Once logged into ORMS you will be able to follow a simple step-by-step process for accreditation. Below is an overview of the requirements for accreditation for most TLDs. Some Afilias supported TLDs will require additional steps. Note that nearly all of these steps can be completed online:
Step One — Business and Legal Process
- Complete and execute the Confidentiality Agreement
- Complete the Registrar Data Form
- Complete and execute the Registry-Registrar Agreement (RRA)
- and execute the Registrar Authorization Form
- Submit a copy of your organization's formation documents
- Submit a copy of your Certificate of Insurance or insurance document
- Complete and execute the Credit Application Form
Step Two — Technical Certification
Complete the Operational Test and Evaluation certification process (OT&E). To complete this step, you are required to develop the client application that will interface to the Afilias Shared Registration System. The OT&E environment is available for you to test your client system. View the Registrar Toolkit and FAQs for additional details. Note: if you have already completed OT&E for .INFO, .ORG, .MOBI, or any of the gTLDs that Afilias supports, you do NOT need to complete OT&E testing again.
Step Three – Fund your Account
Step Four — GO LIVE!
Please contact us with any questions.