Overview of TLDs (Domain Name Extensions)

Registration (Anchor: reg)

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
.BIZ 1 - 10 4 None 1 - 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. 4 2 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.CC 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.CO 1 - 5 0 Registration of .ORG.CO, .EDU.CO, .MIL.CO, .GOV.CO domain names is restricted. 5 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.COM 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.DE 1 0 German presence required for either Registrant or Admin Contact. 6 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. 7 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 7
.EU 1 - 10 0 Registrant needs to be from EU 8 2 - 63 Characters 1 - 9
.IN 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 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 4 Registrant for 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 Associated website should be WAP enabled 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
.ORG 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.PW 1 - 10 0 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
.TEL 1 - 10 4 None 2 - 63 Characters 5
.TV 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
.US 1 - 10 4 Nexus Compliance 9 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.VC 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.WS 1 - 10 4 None 4 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
CentralNic Domains 1 - 10 0 None 3 - 63 Characters 1 - 13
Famous Four 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
ZACR 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2- 13
Neustar Domains 1- 10 years 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13

Renewal (Anchor: ren)

TLD Duration (Years) 10 Auto Renewal 11 Renewal Grace Period (Days) Constraints / Notes
.ASIA 1 - 10 40 None
.BIZ 1 - 10 40 None
.BZ 1 - 10 40 None
.CA 1 - 10 40 None
.CC 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.
.COM 1 - 10 40 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 OFFICIALWEBHOSTING - Domain Registration and Webhosting.

  • 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 then enter a 0 day renewal grace period.

A .EU domain name registered after 15 September, 2014 will expire at the end of its registration term (on the same day). Such a domain name will have a Renewal Grace Period of 0 days and will be Deleted, if not Renewed during this period.

The expiry date for a .EU domain restored from quarantine is extended by 2 years.

.IN 1 - 10 36 None
.INFO 1 - 10 40 None
.JOBS 1 - 10 40 None
.ME 1 - 10 40 None
.MN 1 - 10 40 None
.MOBI 1 - 10 40 None
.NAME 1 - 10 40 None
.NET 1 - 10 40 None
.ORG 1 - 10 40 None
.PW 1 - 10 0 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
.TEL 1 - 10 40 None
.TV 1 - 10 40 None
.US 1 - 10 40 None
.VC 1 - 10 40 None
.WS 1 - 10 36 Renewal before expiry is highly recommended.
CentralNic Domains 1 - 10 0 None
Famous Four 1 - 10 36 None
ZACR 1 - 10 36 None
Neustar Domains 1 - 10 36 None

Transfer (Anchor: trf)

TLD Registration Term Extended By (Years) Domain Secret / Auth Code Length 12 Constraints / Comments 60 Day Transfer Lock
.ASIA 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.BIZ 16 - 16 Characters 1 and 2 character domain names can also be transferred in.
.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 18 - 32 Characters None
.CO 1 6 - 16 Characters .ORG.CO, .EDU.CO, .MIL.CO, .GOV.CO domain names can not be transferred
.COM 1 8 - 32 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
.IN 1 6 - 16 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 CharactersNone
.MOBI 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.NAME 1 1 - 32 Characters None
.NET1 8 - 32 Characters None
.ORG 1 6 - 16 CharactersNone
.PW 1 6 - 48 Characters None
.RU 0 None

Transfer is free of 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 without any restrictions.

.SC 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.TEL 1 1 - 16 Characters None
.TV 1 8 - 32 Characters None
.US 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.VC 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.WS 1 1 - 30 Characters None
CentralNic Domains 1 6 - 48 CharactersNone
Famous Four 1 8 - 32 Characters None
ZACR 1 8 - 32 Characters None
Neustar Domains 1 8 - 32 Characters None

Restoration / Redemption Grace Period (Anchor: res)

TLD Supported 13 Grace Period (Days)
.ASIA 30
.BIZ 30
.BZ 30
.CA 30
.CC 30
.CO 15
.COM 30
.DE None
.ES None
.EU 40
.IN 30
.INFO 30
.JOBS 30
.ME 30
.MN 30
.MOBI 30
.NAME None
.NET 30
.ORG 30
.PW 30
.RU None
.SC 30
.TEL 30
.TV 30
.US 30
.VC 30
.WS 30
CentralNic Domains 30
Famous Four 30
ZACR 30
Neustar Domains 30

Other Operations (Anchor: oth)

TLD Child Name Servers 14 Theft Protection / Locks 15 Suspension 16 Contact Details Modification 17 Move Operation 18 Privacy Protection 19
.ASIAUnlimited No Restriction
.BIZ Unlimited No Restriction
.BZ Unlimited No Restriction
.CA Unlimited

You can not modify the Registrant Contact's Name of a .CA domain name. If you wish to modify the Registrant Contact details of your .CA domain name, you need to instead create a new Contact and assign it as the Registrant Contact.

.CCUnlimited No Restriction
.CO Unlimited No Restriction

(only for .CO, .COM.CO, .NET.CO, .NOM.CO)

.COM Unlimited No Restriction
.DE 2 - 13

The Registrant or the Administrative Contact of a .DE domain name needs to be from Germany. This implies that the country of either of these Contacts needs to be Germany.

While modifying the Contact Details of a .DE domain name, the .DE Registry checks if the Name Servers used by the domain name contain a Zone for this domain name and the correct NS and A Records. 20

.ES Unlimited
  • For Registrant Contact:

    • The Registrant Contact of a .ES domain name may either be a natural person/individual or a company.

    • You may neither modify any Contact Details nor select another Contact as the Registrant Contact, of a registered .ES domain name.

  • For Other Contacts:

    • The Admin, Technical and Billing Contacts must be natural persons/individuals only.

    • You may not modify any Contact Details. However, you may add another .ES Contact and select the same as either the Admin, Technical or Billing Contact.

  • Common: While adding a .ES Contact, you need to provide additional identification information. 21

.EU 1 - 9 No Restriction
.IN Unlimited No Restriction
.INFO Unlimited No Restriction
.JOBS Unlimited Change of Registrant will necessitate re-verification.
.MEUnlimited No Restriction
.MN Unlimited No Restriction
.MOBI Unlimited No Restriction
.NAME Unlimited Registrant details can not be modified during the Add Grace Period.
.NET Unlimited No Restriction
.ORGUnlimited No Restriction
.PW Unlimited No Restriction
.RU Unlimited Theft Protection:

Locks:

Modification of Name, Address, Organization and Other Details associated with a .RU domain name require documentation to be submitted to Registrar RU-Center. 22

.SC Unlimited No Restriction
.TEL Not Supported When a .TEL domain name is registered, the system automatically creates an account for accessing the .TEL Hosting Control Panel and sends the login details to the Registrant Contact. If moving of your .TEL domain name involves change of the Registrant Contact, then you need to also update the email address associated with the .TEL Hosting Control Panel for this domain name. 23
.TV Unlimited No Restriction
.US Unlimited No Restriction
.VC Unlimited No Restriction
.WS Unlimited No Restriction
CentralNic Domains Unlimited No Restriction
Famous Four Unlimited No Restriction
Neustar Domains Unlimited No Restriction