Overview of TLDs

Overview of TLDs (Domain Name Extensions)


Registration:

TLDDuration (Years)Money Back Grace Period (Days) 1Country / Sponsor Specific RequirementsDomain Name LengthName Servers Required for Zone Delegation 260 Day Transfer LockIDN Support
.ASIA 1 - 10 4 CED Contact 3 to be based in DotAsia community 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.AT 1 - 10 0 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 8
.AU 2 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
.BZ 1 - 10 4 None 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 13
.CA 1 - 10 0 Canadian presence required for any Contact assigned as the Registrant. 5 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. 6 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 either Registrant or Admin Contact. 3 - 64 Characters 1 - 13
.DE 1 0 German presence required for either Registrant or Admin Contact. 7 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. 8 3 - 63 Characters 2 - 7
.EU 1 - 10 0 Registrant needs to be from EU 9 2 - 63 Characters 1 - 9
.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 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
.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) 10

7 - 64 Characters for .org.uk TLD (including the TLD) 11

1 - 13
.US 1 - 10 4 Nexus Compliance 12 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
.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

TLDDuration (Years) 13Auto Renewal 14Renewal Grace Period (Days)Constraints / Notes
.ASIA 1 - 10 40 None
.AT 1 - 10 0 None
.AU 2 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
.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
.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 Bluechip Techno Solution.

  • 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 25

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 25 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 25 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
.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
.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
.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

TLDRegistration Term Extended By (Years)Domain Secret / Auth Code Length 15Constraints / Comments60 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.
.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
.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
.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
.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 free of 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 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
.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 not include one year Renewal.
.US 1 6 - 16 Characters None
.VC 1 6 - 16 Characters 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

TLDSupported 16Grace Period (Days)
.ASIA 30
.AT None
.AU None
.BIZ 30
.BZ 30
.CA 30
.CC 30
.CN 15
.CO 15
.CO.DE 30
.COM 30
.COM.DE 30
.DE None
.ES None
.EU 40
.IN 30
.IN.NET 5
.INFO 30
.JOBS 30
.ME 30
.MN 30
.MOBI 30
.NAME 30
.NET 30
.NL 40
.NZ 90
.ORG 30
.PRO 30
.PW 30
.RU None
.SC 30
.SHABAKA 30
.SX 30
.TEL 30
.TV 30
.UK None
.US 30
.VC 30
.WS 30
.XXX 30
CentralNic Domains 30
Donuts Domains 30
Rightside / Demand Media 30
Afilias gTLD Domains 30
Famous Four 30
PIR gTLDs 30
Uniregistry 30
Minds and Machines 30
ZACR 30
ARI Domains 30
CentralNIC gTLD Domains 30
Radix Domains 30
Neustar Domains 30
Verisign New gTLD Domains 30
.BERLIN 30
.QUEBEC 30
 
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