.cx is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Christmas Island. It is administered by the Christmas Island Internet Administration (CIIA), through the Christmas Island Domain Administration Limited (cxDA). CIIA is a community-owned non-profit company which also provides Internet service to the island's residents.
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 local (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 recognizes CIIA as the legitimate manager of .cx.
The domain achieved a certain degree of notoriety when it was used for the shock site goatse.cx, to the point the CIIA was forced to take down the website following complaints by Christmas Islanders.
On registration the administrative contact (Admin-C) and registrant will receive two emails.
One is a welcome message, the second is an activation email with a link that the recipient must click on to
a.) accept the TLD Registrant Agreement and AUP policy; and
b.) confirm the validity of contact details.
On renewal the policy must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended.
Before the transfer can be started, please unlock the domain for transfer by the old registrar. The transfer has to be initiated through our system. A valid Authorization Code has to be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the old registrar. The Owner of the domain will receive a Form of Authorization by mail. This Form of authorization has to be confirmed by clicking a link. After the transfer is started successfully, the old registrar has to give an acknowledge to the transfer. If the old registrar will not respond within 5 days to the transfer, the transfer will be automatically acknowledged. Normally a transfer will be completed in 5 days.
An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be performed easily in our system.
A Restore can be performed in our system up to 30 days after deletion.