Policy of Domain Name .ไทย

Policy of Domain Name Registration under “.ไทย”
Announced on November 15, 2010
by Thai Network Information Center Foundation


Registration of Domain Name under .ไทย

1. The domain names under .ไทย are available for any organization and individual (over 15 years old) and it shall be based on the policy of the relevant or referred domain name registered under .th.

2. The domain name registered under .ไทย shall refer to English domain name registered under .th.
2.1 An English domain name registered under .th can be used as the reference to apply for a domain name registered under .ไทย.
2.2 A Thai domain name registered under .ไทย can be used as the reference to apply for an English domain name registered under .th.
2.3 The application for the domain name registered under .ไทย can be made if there is not any outstanding payment relating to any referred English domain name registered under .th. Furthermore, that English domain name registered under .th shall not be revoked, seized or pending any settlement of dispute.

3. If any domain name applied for registration has been registered by other person, the applicant shall select another domain name conforming to the conditions hereunder.

4. The registration of domain name under .ไทย is the additional service without any surcharge, unless any specific policy is set forth in other case or any change is notified. However, the applicant shall pay for the service charge of English domain name registered under .th at the same time based on the rate of each domain name category and its promotional program which is then effective.

Criteria of Domain Name Consideration

5. The registration of domain name under .ไทย is subjected to the following terms:
5.1 The words consisting in the domain name shall not relate to the King, the Royal Family and the Royalties, including any place relating to the King the Royal Family and the Royalties .
5.2 The words consisting in the domain name shall not affect the sensitivity of any religion and belief.
5.3 The domain name shall not cause the defamation to any person or organization. In addition, using any parodying, satirical, sarcastic words or any other word leading to the conflict and detestation is prohibited.
5.4 The domain name shall not be the name of any country, province, city or public place.
5.5 The domain name shall not consist of any vulgar language or be contrary to Thai morality, including any word, which is not the intrinsic vulgar language but it can produce any indecent word by any method (e.g. transformed words).
5.6 The domain name registered under .ไทย shall consist of 2 Thai alphabets or more. Policy of Domain Name Registration under “.ไทย” Announced on November 15, 2010 (B.E. 2553) by Thai Network Information Center Foundation
5.7 The domain name shall consist of Thai alphabets (i.e. ก-ฮ, ฤ, ฤๅ, ฦ, ฦๅ), vowel, tone marks, Thai numeric characters (0-๙), repetitive sign (ๆ), lower dot (อ.), upper dot (อํ), the mark (ฯ), the mark (์ ) only.
5.8 Any Arabic numeric character (i.e. 0-9) can be placed together with at least one of alphabets specified in sub-clause 5.7.
5.9 The hyphen (-) can be placed but it shall not be used twice in succession (–). Moreover, it shall not be placed at the beginning or the end of the domain name.
5.10 The domain name registered under .ไทย shall relate to the referred English domain name registered under .th as follows:
5.10.1 The categories of domain names registered under .ไทย: The category of .ac.th shall relate to the domain name registered under .ศึกษา.ไทย. The category of .co.th shall relate to the domain name registered under .ธุรกิจ.ไทย. The category of .go.th shall relate to the domain name registered under .รัฐบาล.ไทย. The category of .mi.th shall relate to the domain name registered under .ทหาร.ไทย. The category of .net.th shall relate to the domain name registered under .เน็ต.ไทย. The category of .or.th shall relate to the domain name registered under .องค์กร.ไทย. The category of .in.th shall relate to the domain name registered under .ไทย.
5.10.2 The domain name shall have the same pronunciation or meaning as the referred English domain name registered under .th.
5.10.3 Exclusion: The domain name registered under .ไทย can be directly referred to by any document as English domain name registered under .th if it is proven by any document that Thai and English names of such organization are different. In this regard, the registered domain name may be the full name or the abbreviation or the meaning of that company/institute/organization.
5.11 On the other hand, the applicant can directly apply for registration of the second domain name under ไทย and use such domain name under .ไทย as the reference to apply for English domain name. registered under .in.th. Furthermore, both domain names shall have the same pronunciation or meaning based on the Lexitron Dictionary which is Thai-English electronic dictionary as defined at http://lexitron.nectec.or.th.

Terms of Policy

6. THNIC hereby reserves the rights to change this policy without any advance notice.

7. The decision on domain name registration based on this policy is deemed the power and authority of the registration officer.

8. Any dispute regarding any domain name registered under .ไทย shall be referred to the Committee of Domain Name Policy, THNIC for settlement and the judgment given by the Committee shall be final.

9. If there is any other condition which is not specified herein, the terms of policy and procedures set forth by THNIC as defined at https://localhost/policy shall prevail.

Registration Service Procedure of Domain Name Under .ไทย
Announced on November 15, 2010 (B.E. 2553)
by Thai Network Information Center Foundation


The initial period of domain name registration under .ไทย shall be divided as follows.

1. December 16, 2010 (B.E. 2553) – December 30, 2010 (B.E. 2553) Any person holding Thai domain name registered under .th (IDN.th) before November 16, 2010 (B.E. 2553) can automatically receive a domain name registered under .ไทย in the same domain name. For this regard, the second domain name shall be added as per the categories defined in sub-clause 5.10.1. For this regard, the domain name registered under .ไทย shall be directly added into the holder’s domain administration list.

2. January 11, 2011 (B.E. 2554) – March 10, 2011 (B.E. 2554) The holder of English domain name registered under .th before November 16, 2010 (B.E. 2554) who does not hold Thai domain name registered under .th, (ID.th) can apply for a domain name registered under . ไทย.

3. From March 11, 2011 (B.E. 2554) onwards The registration of domain name under .ไทย is generally available.

Procedure of Domain Name Registration under .ไทย
Announced on November 15, 2010 (B.E. 2553)
by Thai Network Information Center Foundation


1. The application for a domain name registered under .ไทย can be sent online at localhost or through the distributor.

2. The applicant agrees to provide any additional supporting document for consideration, upon request, by the means specified in the registration procedures within 3 working days after the applicant received the request otherwise the application shall be rejected without any advance notice.

3. The relevant officer will inform the applicant whether the domain name under .ไทย can be successfully registered or not. The said notice shall be sent via email within 3 working days of the receipt of application form or all supporting documents.

4. If there are the applicants applying for registration of the same domain name at the same time, the relevant officer shall consider the priority of the application by relying on the date and time receiving the application form.

5. If the registration of the domain name under .ไทย is not approved, the applicant is entitled to raise the reasonable objection to the decision of the relevant officer. In this regard, the relevant officer will offer the objection to the Committee of Domain Name Policy, THNIC for settlement and the judgment given by the Committee will be final.