Version 1.0

Article 1. Introduction. Open Source Matters (OSM) owns and oversees the trademarks for the Joomla name, registered trademarks, brand and logo.

Article 2. Purpose of the Policy. This policy aims to regulate the assignment of subdomain of OSM owned domain names to local User Groups and Events. It aims to simplify the procedure of using an official domain name that is pre-approved and owned by OSM.

Article 3. Usage Policy. Permission from Open Source Matters is required to obtain and use a subdomain that includes one of the trademarks owned by OSM. The usage of any of the trademarks owned by OSM is subject to the Joomla! Brand Manual and all the related rules available on the Joomla! Trademark Website.

Article 4. Procedure. As the main domain names are owned and controlled by OSM, the approval to use a subdomain is granted by the relevant team of OSM together with the approval of the Event or User Group. The request to use an official shall be done using the online form on the OSM website.

Article 5. Eligibility. Only officially recognized Joomla User Groups (JUGs) and Joomla Events are eligible to request and use an official subdomain. Each individual or entity is allowed to be granted only one license. 

Article 6. Terms of the License. The license to use an official subdomain is limited, revocable and not transferable. OSM keeps the rights to extend, revoke or cancel the license at any time without notice. The license is granted as limited to the use specified in the request.

Article 7. Disclaimers. Any published website on a licensed subdomain shall publish the proper disclaimer as described at: 

Article 8. Acceptable Use. The licensed subdomain shall be used only to publish the website of the User Group or the Event for which the license has been granted. The website shall not be used to sell goods or services other than sponsorship packages to sustain the JUG or event who has been granted the license. The assignment of a subdomain shall not be requested for the purpose to park the name and avoid other registration. Parked subdomains are automatically revoked by OSM on a regular basis. Any usage against this Article would result in an immediate revocation of the granted license.

The creation of event or group directories for a specific country or region on a licensed subdomain shall be considered as a violation of this Article, therefore any such usage shall be terminated immediately and the license revoked.

Article 9. Availability. OSM offers pursuant to this policy subdomains of the following domain names: 

  • - restricted to JoomlaDays that hold the event online.
  • - restricted to JoomlaDays.
  • - restricted to JoomlaDays.
  • - restricted to Joomla User Groups.

Article 10. Allowed names. Applicants shall select the name of the subdomain pursuant to the following rules: 

  • Events shall use the name of the city, country or region: e.g.,,
  • Groups shall use the name that matches their approved registration to the official JUGs Directory.

Country or region level subdomains shall not be allowed for JUGs.

Article 11. Audit Rights. Open Source Matters reserves the right to audit the licensed subdomains and websites performing regular and random checks at any time and without any notice.

Article 12. Violations. As a result of regular or random audits, Open Source Matters reserves the right to suggest corrective actions to reinstate compliance with trademark policies. In the event that the licensed user fails to attain compliance without undue delays, Open Source Matters may exercise the right to revoke the license and suspend the usage of the subdomain found in violation.

Article 13. Order of Precedence. In case of conflict between provisions of this Policy, the order of precedence for conflict resolution in descending order shall be as follows: (i) Bylaws, including amendments; (ii) and (iii) Policies.


This policy has been adopted by the Board of Directors of Open Source Matters, Inc. with the motion #2021-053 on June 17, 2021 and is published under the Policies section of the organization’s website.

Official Policy version

The official version of the policy adopted by the Board of Directors on June 17, 2021.

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