Restrictions / Special cases
- Minimum: 3
- Maximum: 63
- Letters and numbers
- Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
- IDN: allowed
.NAME Email Forwardings
You have the choice to register second-level domain names, third-level domains and Email Forwarding (e.g. email@example.com). Email Forwarding is similar to second-level domain names, where they can be registered, modified and transferred.
.NAME email forwarding-Transfer
It is also possible to transfer a .NAME email forwarding, which is handled like a regular domain transfer:
command = TransferDomain domain = firstname.lastname@example.org auth = <text>
This command would initiate a transfer of the email forwarding email@example.com.
.NAME Email Forwarding-Email-Registration
The following example shows you how to register a .NAME email forwarding while configuring it to forward to a private email address:
command = AddDomain domain = firstname.lastname@example.org period = 1 ownercontact0 = <HANDLE> admincontact0 = <HANDLE> techcontact0 = <HANDLE> billingcontact0 = <HANDLE> x-name-emailforward = email@example.com
IMPORTANT: Please note that the above command ONLY registers firstname.lastname@example.org and does NOT register the domain name doe.name. However, once email@example.com is successfully registered, the second-level domain name, doe.name, or the third-level domain, john.doe.name will no longer be available to the public. Email forwarding is billed annually similar to a second-level domain name. However, please refer to the pricing list as the cost of the registration is different from a second-level .NAME registration If a .NAME domain already exists for more than 7 days, you need to contact the support team to register the respective email address manually.
.NAME domains can be registered online through the web interface or by using the API AddDomain command.
The following optional parameters can be submitted with the AddDomain
The respective Email address to which the .NAME Email should be forwarded
Set to '1' if no email forwarding should take place.
Change of Registrant
A Change of Registrant is free of charge and can be done with the API ModifyDomain command.
Domains cannot be renewed explicitly. To renew a domain you have to set the domain renewal mode or default renewal mode to AUTORENEW. Within the AUTORENEW process the registration period will be extended by 1 year,2 year,3 year,4 year,5 year,6 year,7 year,8 year,9 year.
Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 5 days.
Please have a look at the Restore Section for details about the Restore procedures.
Restores can be processed manually within 5 days upon deletion. Please use therefore the command RestoreDomain.
The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be
requested with the API TransferDomain
A valid Authorization Code must be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the losing registrar.
Before a transfer gets initiated at the registry, a confirmation is required: An email confirmation (ICANN FOA email) will be sent to the registrant / administrative contact which has to be confirmed. Once confirmed then the transfer is initiated.
As soon as a domain transfer have been initiated it can either be approved ("ACK") by Registrar or denied ("NACK") by Registrar.
Please note that Registrar is acting in compliance with ICANN Transfers Guidelines. The respective policies can be viewed under http://www.icann.org/transfers/ :
As soon as you have submitted a transfer request, the Registrar system will
send an email to the domain registrant/administrative contact, asking for
approval. As soon as this email has been confirmed, the transfer is
initiated through the official registry and the losing registrar will receive
the transfer request. The losing registrar will then send an email to the domain
registrant/administrative contact, allowing him/her to cancel or deny the
pending transfer. If there is no response received within 5 days, the transfer
will automatically be processed.
|If the email address in the WHOIS is invalid, then the transfer cannot be processed. If this is the case, then kindly contact your current registrar and ask them to update the WHOIS information accordingly. If you do not know the name of the registrar simply perform a WHOIS search at http://sellout.name/|
Ensure that your domain is NOT in any of the following statuses:
To avoid any problems we recommend that you initiate the domain transfer well
before the expiry date of the domain name.
Upon successfully transferring the domain, the registration period will be extended by 1 year.
ICANN Whois Data Reminder Policy (WDRP)At least annually, a registrar must present to the registrant the current Whois information, and remind the registrant that provision of false Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of their domain name registration. Registrants must review their Whois data, and make any corrections.
ICANN Registrar Data Escrow Program (RDE)Under the data escrow provision of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), all ICANN-accredited registrars must regularly deposit a backup copy of their gTLD registration data with ICANN through ICANN's arrangement with Iron Mountain or they may elect to use a Third Party Provider of RDE services that has been approved by ICANN.
RestoreTo restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, please execute the RestoreDomain command. Please note that the restore will be handled manually and the domain will not be available in real-time.
After you've executed RestoreDomain, you have to call the registry (+1 703 925 6999) and ask for the retraction of the domain. You will be asked to provide your Registrar security passphrase. As soon as the registry tells you that the retraction is complete, kindly inform us so that we can import the domain back to your customer account.