Although there is no specific domain name legislation, some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist. Decision 486 of the Cartagena Agreement, adopted by Ecuador in September 2000, is applicable to domain names.
Country code top-level domain name: .ec
Sub-domains: .info.ec; .fin.ec; .com.ec; .edu.ec; .gob.ec; .org.ec; .pro.ec; .mil.ec; .med.ec; .k12.ec; .net.ec
Applicant: individuals and legal entities.
Restriction as to nationality: no restriction for .com.ec, .net.ec, .info.ec, .pro.ec, .med.ec and .fin.ec
Local presence: not required.
Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration.
Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes.
Duration: one, two, three, five, or ten years.
Renewal/maintenance: one, two, three, five, or ten years, renewable.
Dispute about ownership: can be brought before the court.
Uniform dispute resolution procedure: available (ICANN UDRP model) before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Other dispute providers: CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution; National Arbitration Forum; Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center.
Authority name: NIC-EC.
Internet address: www.nic.ec