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Overview of TLDs (Domain Name Extensions)

1.)  Registration

2.)  Renewal

3.)  Transfer

4.)  Restoration / Redemption Grace Period

5.)  Other Operations

Registration 

 

TLD Duration (Years) Money Back Grace Period (Days) 1 Country / Sponsor Specific Requirements Domain Name Length Name Servers Required for Zone Delegation 2 60 Day Transfer Lock IDN Support
.ASIA 1 - 10 4 CED Contact 3 to be based in DotAsia community 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.AT 1 - 10   None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 8
.AU 1-5 1

.AU domain names are only available for registration to Australian entities or companies incorporated in Australia. 4

2 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.BIZ 1 - 10 4 None 1 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.BR 1 - 10 4 .BR domain names are only available for registration to individuals or companies based in Brazil. 5

 

3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.BZ 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.CA 1 - 10 0 Canadian presence required for any Contact assigned as the Registrant. 6 2 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.CC 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.CN 1 -10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 6
.CO 1 - 5 0 Registration of .ORG.CO, .EDU.CO, .MIL.CO, .GOV.CO domain names is restricted. 7 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.CO.DE 1 - 10 0 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.COM 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.COM.DE 1 - 10 4 German presence required for eitherRegistrant or Admin Contact. 3 - 64 Characters 1 - 13
.COOP 1 - 10   Need to associate one Sponsor in COOP community 1 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.DE 1 0 German presence required for eitherRegistrant or Admin Contact. 8 1 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.ES 1 - 5 0 The Registrant Contact of a .ES domain name may either be a natural person/individual or a company. However, the Admin, Technical and Billing Contacts must be natural persons/individuals only. 9 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 7
.EU 1 - 10 0 Registrant needs to be from EU 10 2 - 63 Characters 1 - 9
.HN 1 - 10   None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.IN 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.IN.NET 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 64 Characters 1 - 13
.INFO 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.JOBS 1 - 10 4 Registration requests will be verified by the Registry, prior to domain name activation. 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.ME 1 - 10 1 The registrant for the Third level  .ME domain name needs
to be a Montenegrin individual/entity.
3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.MN 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.MOBI 1 - 10 4 The associated website should be WAP enabled 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.MX 1 - 6 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.NAME 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.NET 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.NL 1 0 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.NZ 1 - 10 0 None 1 - 63 Characters 2 - 10
.ORG 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.PRO 1 - 10 4 None 4 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.PW 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.RU 1 0 None 2 - 64 Characters 2 - 13
.SC 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.SHABAKA 1 - 10 4

None

3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.SX 1 - 10 0

None

3 - 63 Characters 2 - 10
.TEL 1 - 10 4 None 2 - 63 Characters 5
.TV 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.UK 1 - 10 0 None 6 - 64 Characters for .co.uk/.me.uk TLDs (including the TLD) 11

7 - 64 Characters for .org.uk TLD (including the TLD) 12

1 - 13
.US 1 - 10 4 Nexus Compliance 13 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.VC 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.WEB.IN 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 64 Characters 2 - 13
.WS 1 - 10 4 None 4 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.XXX 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
CentralNic Domains 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
Donuts Domains 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
Rightside / Demand Media 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
Afilias gTLD Domains 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
Famous Four 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
PIR gTLD Domains 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
Uniregistry 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
Minds and Machines 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
ZACR 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2- 13
ARI Domains 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
CentralNIC gTLD Domains 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
Radix Domains 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
Neustar Domains 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
Verisign New gTLD Domains 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.BHARAT 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.BERLIN 1- 10 years 4 Yes (City should be berlin) 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.QUEBEC 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13

Renewal (Anchor: ren)

 

TLD Duration (Years) 14 Auto Renewal 15 Renewal Grace Period (Days) Constraints / Notes
.ASIA 1 - 10 40 None
.AT 1 - 10   None
.AU 1-5 32

You may Renew your .AU domain name anytime from 90 days prior to it's Expiry until 32 days after it Expires.

.BIZ 1 - 10 36 None
.BR 1 - 10 85 None
.BZ 1 - 10 40 None
.CA 1 - 10 40 None
.CC 1 - 10 36 None
.CN 1 - 10 40 None
.CO 1 - 5 40 .EDU.CO, .MIL.CO, .GOV.CO domain names are automatically renewed for a period of 5 years post their Expiry.
.CO.DE 1 - 10 40 None
.COM 1 - 10 36 None
.COM.DE 1 - 10 0 None
.COOP 1 - 10   None
.DE 1 0

A .DE domain name will Expire on the 5th last day of the Expiry month, upon Registration, Renewal or Transfer.

Example:

If yourdomain.de is registered on January 1, 2011, it's Expiry Date becomes January 27, 2012 as the Registration term is 1 year and the 5th last day of January 2012 is January 27.

.DE domain names should be Renewed prior to their Expiry date. Upon Expiry of a .DE domain name:

  • you will no longer be able to manage your .DE domain name with ResellerClub.

  • your .DE domain name will be transferred directly under the .DE Registry (DENIC) and you will receive instructions from DENIC for managing your domain name with them.

.ES 1 - 5 9 None
.EU 1 - 10 0

A .EU domain name registered before 15 September, 2014 will expire on the second last day of the month it was registered in and will be Deleted, if not Renewed

A .EU domain name registered after 15 September, 2014 will expire at the end of its registration term (on the same day) and will be Deleted, if not Renewed.

.HN 1 - 10   None
.IN 1 - 10 36 None
.IN.NET 1 - 10 36 None
.INFO 1 - 10 36 None
.JOBS 1 - 10 36 None
.ME 1 - 10 36 None
.MN 1 - 10 40 None
.MOBI 1 - 10 36 None
.MX 1 - 6 40 None
.NAME 1 - 10 40 None
.NET 1 - 10 36 None
.NL 1 0 You can not Renew your .NL domain name until 60 days prior to its Expiry.
.NZ 1 - 10 4 None
.ORG 1 - 10 36 None
.PRO 1-10 36 None
.PW 1 - 10 36 None
.RU 1 30 You can not Renew your .RU domain name until 60 days prior to it's Expiry.
.SC 1 - 10 40 None
.SHABAKA 1 - 10 40 None
.SX 1 - 10 40 None
.TEL 1 - 10 40 None
.TV 1 - 10 36 None
.UK 1 - 10 90 Domain name can be Renewed anytime before its Expiry, upto 90 days after its Expiry.
.US 1 - 10 36 None
.VC 1 - 10 40 None
.WEB.IN 1 - 10 30 None
.WS 1 - 10 36 Renewal before expiry is highly recommended.
.XXX 1 - 10 40 None
CentralNic Domains 1 - 10 36 None
Donuts Domains 1 - 10 40 None
Rightside / Demand Media 1 - 10 36 None
Afilias gTLD Domains 1 - 10 36 None
Famous Four 1 - 10 36 None
PIR gTLD Domains 1 - 10 36 None
Uniregistry 1 - 10 36 None
Minds and Machines 1 - 10 36 None
ZACR 1 - 10 36 None
ARI Domains 1 - 10 36 None
CentralNIC gTLD Domains 1 - 10 36 None
Radix Domains 1 - 10 36 None
Neustar Domains 1 - 10 36 None
Verisign New gTLD Domains 1 - 10 36 None
.BHARAT 1- 10 36 None
.BERLIN 1- 10 36 None
.QUEBEC 1 - 10 36 None

Transfer (Anchor: trf)

 

TLD Registration Term Extended By (Years) Domain Secret / Auth Code Length 16 Constraints / Comments 60 Day Transfer Lock
.ASIA 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.AT 1 None None
.AU 0 6 - 32 Characters Transfer is free of cost.
.BIZ 1 6 - 16 Characters 1 and 2 character domain names can also be transferred in.
.BR 0 8 - 32 Characters Transfer is free of cost.
.BZ 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.CA 1 6 - 16 Characters Only Domain Transfer Secret / Authorization Code needed to Transfer a .CA domain name.
.CC 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.CN 1 1 - 16 Characters Transfer not possible if there are less than 15 days to domain name Expiry.
.CO 1 6 - 16 Characters .ORG.CO, .EDU.CO, .MIL.CO, .GOV.CO domain names can not be transferred
.CO.DE 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.COM 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.COM.DE 1 6 - 48 Characters None
.COOP 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.DE 1 8 - 255 Characters Only Domain Transfer Secret / Authorization Code needed to Transfer a .DE domain name.
.ES 0 None Transfer is free of cost.
.EU 1 16 letters and digits separated by dashes, in the format XXXX-AAAA-BBBB-CCCC None
.HN 1 8 - 64 Characters None
.IN 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.IN.NET 1 6 - 48 Characters None
.INFO 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.JOBS 1 8 - 32 Characters Change of Registrant during Transfer will necessitate re-verification.
.ME 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.MN 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.MOBI 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.MX 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.NAME 1 1 - 32 Characters None
.NET 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.NL 1 12 Characters The Registration term gets extended by 1 year w.r.t. the date of Transfer.
.NZ 0 8 Characters

Transfer is freeof cost.

Transfer not possible within the initial 5 days of Registration

.ORG 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.PRO 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.PW 1 6 - 48 Characters None
.RU 0 None

Transfer is freeof cost.

Transfer involves submitting documentation to Registrar RU-Center

  • Transfer between Registrars:

    • 2nd Level .RU domain names: 30-Day Transfer Lock

    • 3rd Level .RU domain names: Can not be Transferred among Registrars

  • Transfer between Registrar RU-Center and any of their Partners: Both 2nd Level and 3rd Level .RU domain names can be Transferred withoutany restrictions.

.SC 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.SHABAKA 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.SX 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.TEL 1 1 - 16 Characters None
.TV 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.UK 0 None Transfer does notinclude one year Renewal.
.US 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.VC 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.WEB.IN None None None
.WS 1 1 - 30 Characters None
.XXX 1 6 - 16 Characters None
CentralNic Domains 1 6 - 48 Characters None
Donuts Domains 1 8 - 32 Characters None
Rightside / Demand Media 1 8 - 32 Characters None
Afilias gTLD Domains 1 8 - 32 Characters None
Famous Four 1 8 - 32 Characters None
PIR gTLD Domains 1 8 - 32 Characters None
Uniregistry 1 8 - 32 Characters None
Minds and Machines 1 8 - 32 Characters None
ZACR 1 8 - 32 Characters None
ARI Domains 1 8 - 32 Characters None
CentralNIC gTLD Domains 1 8 - 32 Characters None
Radix Domains 1 8 - 32 Characters None
Neustar Domains 1 8 - 32 Characters None
Verisign New gTLD Domains 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.BHARAT 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.BERLIN 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.QUEBEC 1 8 - 32 Characters None

Restoration / Redemption Grace Period (Anchor: res)

 

TLD Supported 17 Grace Period (Days)
.ASIA 30
.AT None
.AU None
.BIZ 30
.BR 90
.BZ 30
.CA 30
.CC 30
.CN 15
.CO 15
.CO.DE 30
.COM 30
.COM.DE 30
.COOP None
.DE None
.ES None
.EU
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