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General Overview
  Registry:   DotName
  Dispute Policy:   Rules
  Registrar:   1api GmbH
  WHOIS-Update:   6 hours
  Registration Periods:   1Y,2Y,3Y,4Y,5Y,6Y,7Y,8Y,9Y,10Y
  Add Grace Periods:   0 days
  Finalization Periods:   44 days
  Accounting Periods:   0 days
  Deletion Restorable Periods:   5 days
  Deletion Hold Periods:   -
  Renewal Periods:   1Y,2Y,3Y,4Y,5Y,6Y,7Y,8Y,9Y
  IDN capable:   Yes
  Restore capable:   Manual
  Handle Updates:   Supported
  Registration System:   Real-Time
  Allowed number:   0 to 13
  Registry Nameservercheck:   No
  Host IP-Adresses Type:   IPv4 / IPv6
  Hosts managed as:   Object
  Root Nameserver Update:   Real-Time
Change of registrar / Transfers  
  Transferclass:   Pull
  Transfer Periods:   1Y
  Transfer Authcode required:   Yes-
  Transfer Real-Time:   No
  Transfer ACK by:   Registrar
  Transfer NACK by:   Registrar
  Transfer Lock:   Yes
  Transfer Confirmation (Request / Approve):   FOA E-Mail / -
Change of registrant / Trade  
  Owner Change by:   Update

Zone Info

.NAME is considered a global Top-Level Domain (gTLD). A .NAME domain is mostly used by individuals, who would like to create an internet presence beneath their last name.

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 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 =
auth = <text> 

This command would initiate a transfer of the email forwarding

.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 =
period = 1
ownercontact0 = <HANDLE>
admincontact0 = <HANDLE>
techcontact0 = <HANDLE>
billingcontact0 = <HANDLE>
x-name-emailforward =

IMPORTANT: Please note that the above command ONLY registers and does NOT register the domain name However, once is successfully registered, the second-level domain name,, or the third-level domain, 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.

Domain Operations

Domain Registration

.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 command:


The respective Email address to which the .NAME Email should be forwarded to.


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.

Domain Renewal

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.

Deletion Process

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.

Domain Transfers

The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.
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 :

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


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.


To 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.