Oceania & Pacific Domains: Christmas Island (.cx)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Christmas Islanders domain type, ie. “cx”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.cx” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
To register .cx domains your future Christmas Islanders domain, click here!
Once the domain is registered
All Christmas Islanders domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Christmas Islanders domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Christmas Islanders domain name registrar.
Used for a wide assortment of sites, mostly not in Christmas Island
.cx is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Christmas Island.
The ccTLD for Christmas Island, meaning the Country Code Top-level Domain, is .cx. Administration of this domain name was originally done by a company set in Australia and the UK, yet economic problems resulted in the voluntary transfer of management to the Christmas Island Internet Administration (CIIA), previously known as Dot CX Limited. CIIA is a community based, non-profit company. They also have the job of providing Internet access to the Island's inhabitants.
Management was transferred by the local government of Christmas Islands though not accepted immediately by the Commonwealth Authority (they have some control over the Christmas Islands, taking some responsibility). Recently a Memorandum of Understanding has been published, declaring that Australia has accepted CIIA as the owner of the .cx domain name.
The Policy for CIIA users are under the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Anybody who had made use of the .cx domain registry by obtaining a domain name, use the hardware, name servers, telecommunications transport, bandwidth, zone files or e-mail routing service can be classified as a CIIA user. The right to modify or update the AUP is reserved by the AUP. If any changed have been made, it will be posted on their website which is given above.
.cx is used for various different types of website, many not being based within the Christmas islands. If you want your domain name to be more specific to the company or organisation, a third-level domain can be used such as 'gov.cx'. No restrictions for the ccTLD are placed in the registration.
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
The TLD was formerly administered by Planet Three Limited, a company with offices in the United Kingdom and Australia, which went bankrupt and ceased operations, voluntarily transferring management to CIIA (called Dot CX Limited at the time). The loal (shire) government of Christmas Island endorsed the transfer, but the Commonwealth of Australia (which has international authority over Christmas Island as an external territory) did not immediately approve it. Australia has since published a Memorandum of Understanding which recognises CIIA as the legitimate manager of .cx.
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