Domain TLD specifics

Requirements for domain name extensions in 2020

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There can be different requirements and / or specifics, depending on the extension of a domain name. In this article we will discuss all the requirements for domain extensions in 2020 and beyond and the different properties per TLD, so that it is clear what you should pay attention to when you register a domain or if you want to transfer a domain name.

The following extensions can be found in this manual:

  1. .com / .net / .org / …
  2. .ae
  3. .af
  4. .ag
  5. .ai
  6. .am
  7. .art
  8. .as
  9. .asia
  10. .at
  11. .be
  12. .buzz
  13. .by
  14. .bz
  15. .bzh
  16. .cam
  17. .cc
  18. .ch
  19. .cl
  20. .cn
  21. .co
  22. .co.nl
  23. .co.uk
  24. .cx
  25. .cz
  26. .the
  27. .dk
  28. .es
  29. .eu
  30. .fi
  31. .fr
  32. .gr
  33. .hk
  34. .hu
  35. .id
  36. .im
  37. .in
  38. .io
  39. .it
  40. .li
  41. .lu
  42. .ma
  43. .me
  44. .nl
  45. .no
  46. .nu
  47. .one
  48. .ooo
  49. .org.uk
  50. .page
  51. .pe
  52. .pl
  53. .pt
  54. .ru
  55. .se
  56. .sg
  57. .sk
  58. .sx
  59. .tax
  60. .tk
  61. .travel
  62. .tv
  63. .uk
  64. .us
  65. .ws
  66. .xxx
  67. .yt

.com / .net / .org / …

In 2020 and beyond, the extensions .com, .net, .org and many others are all managed by ICANN. The same details apply to all these domains. Go to the ICANN site for all details.

Particularities:

  • Registrations take a maximum of 1 hour.
  • Domain holders require an Owner-C validation
  • Relocation takes 5 working days
  • After relocation (compulsory) 60 days Transfer Lock

.ae

With .ae domains, only the transfer is different.

The details of this are the same as the transfer of the domains in the management of ICANN.

.af

Different rules apply to .af domains.

Particularities:

  • Extra costs for relocation
  • Domain will not be extended upon transfer
  • Relocation takes approximately 7 days
  • Registrations must be confirmed within 21 days, by email

.ag

Only the transfer of a .ag domain takes a long time.

This can take up to 10 days!

.ai

For .ai domains, only the transfer and registration deviate from the norm.

Particularities:

  • Registrations can take 2 to 3 business days
  • Relocations are processed almost immediately

.am

Quite a few different rules apply to .am domains.

Particularities:

  • Domain holder name must be written in full
  • Domain cannot be a geographic name
  • Domain cannot be a country name
  • Domain cannot be a country code (ISO> 3166)
  • Domain may not be a (generally known) abbreviation or acronym
  • With illegal or improper use, the registry can revoke the registration
  • Relocation works through forms. The move can be started. Forms are then sent

.art

A .art domain only takes a little longer to transfer.

The transfer of a .art domain can take 5 working days.

.as

Everything is very easy with .as domains.

The transfer of a .as domain should be ready almost immediately.

.asia

Additional information is required for .asia domains and there are some other deviating features.

Particularities:

  • Only the domain owner can register or change
  • Publisher ID card / passport required
  • Registrations can take a few hours

.at

Everything is very easy with .at domains.

The transfer of a .at domain should be ready almost immediately.

.be

For .be domain holders there are basically no details and everything is arranged the same as with .nl / .eu domains.

However, it is mandatory for .be to use your own (and correct) domain holder information. DNS Belgium is very strict in checking this!

Moreover, DNS Belgium sees changes as transfers and therefore it costs money to adjust this if you have first submitted it incorrectly.

.buzz

Although .buzz domains are not managed by ICANN, the same details apply.

So read the details of ICANN.

.by

For .by domains only an extended transfer time applies.

A relocation takes 5 working days for this.

.bz

For .bz domains only an extended transfer time applies.

A relocation takes 5 working days for this.

.bzh

Although .bzh domains are not managed by ICANN, the same rules apply.

So read the ICANN rules.

.cam

Although .cam domains are not managed by ICANN, the same details apply.

So read the details of ICANN.

.cc

Although .cc domains are not managed by ICANN, the same details apply.

So read the details of ICANN.

.ch

Everything is very easy with .ch domains.

The transfer of a .ch domain is ready almost immediately.

.cl

Different rules apply for .cl domains, for both registrations and transfers.

Particularities:

  • Postcode of domain holder is required
  • Holder may only be a person or sole proprietorship
  • The Move Token is valid for 30 days
  • Relocation takes 5 working days

.cn

There are multiple rules for .cn domains.

Rules:

  • Copy of proof of identification required
  • Business registration proof required if holder is a company
  • Domain name contact details must exactly match documents supplied
  • Registrations can take 5 business days
  • Relocation takes 10 to 20 business days

.co

For .co domains only an extended transfer time applies.

A relocation takes 5 working days for this.

.co.nl

For .co.nl domains only an extended transfer time applies.

A relocation takes 5 working days for this.

.co.uk

There are no restrictions on who can register a co.uk

.cx

With .cx domains there are some rules.

Rules:

  • Registrations must be confirmed through a link in an email
  • Relocations are processed almost immediately

.cz

With .cz domains, relocation is also processed almost immediately.

.de

When registering a .de domain you must also meet different requirements.

Particularities:

  • Fax number required
  • Admin and Tech cannot be a company.
  • Your domain’s DNS must be present on the chosen nameservers2
  • Name servers must have different IP addresses2

.dk

.dk domains also deviate somewhat from the norm.

Particularities:

  • Own domain holder recommended
  • Nameservers must be known to the registry
  • Domain registration only valid after email verification (must be within 4 days)
  • Changing holder is seen as a move by registry. The same costs will therefore be charged for this.

.es

With .es domains there are many things to look out for when you want to register / move.

Particularities:

  • Only the domain owner can register or change
  • Tax Identification
  • Issue date ID card / passport required
  • Publisher ID card / passport required
  • Birth post code required
  • Admin, Billing and Tech cannot be a company
  • Your domain’s DNS must be present on the chosen nameservers1
  • Registrations can take a few hours
  • Relocation does not work with relocation code, but verification mail. This mail will be sent to the Admin-C with your old registrar

.eu

There are no details for .eu. Registering these domains is almost direct, you only have to wait 2 to 4 hours for the DNS to be processed.

Relocations of these domain extensions are also processed almost immediately.

.fi

There are some different rules for .fi domains.

Particularities:

  • DNSSEC does not support SHA-1
  • Admin and Tech holder must be a company
  • Tax Identification
  • Date of birth required
  • For companies, company number is required
  • Relocation is processed almost immediately
  • Tech cannot be an anonymous holder

.fr

In addition to additional information, registering a .fr domain also takes longer.

Particularities:

  • Only the domain owner can register or change
  • Date of birth required
  • Place of birth required
  • Birth post code required
  • Country of birth required
  • Publisher ID card / passport required
  • Tech holder must be a company
  • Registrations can take a few hours
  • Relocation takes approximately 8 days

.gr

If you want a .gr domain, you must also take into account different rules.

Particularities:

  • Minimum order is 2 years
  • Only the domain owner can register or change
  • If the holder is a company, tax number and company type are required
  • Relocation takes less than a day
  • In the first 4 to 8 weeks, the .gr registry will check whether the data is correct and meets the rules. If this is not the case, the domain name will be deleted!

.hk

Particularities:

  • Only the domain owner can register or change
  • Tax Identification
  • Date of birth required
  • Place of birth required
  • Country of birth required
  • Registrations can take a few hours and sometimes a few days

.hu

Quite a few different rules apply to .hu domains.

Particularities:

  • Holder details must be written in full
  • Tax Identification
  • For businesses, TAX number is required
  • Registration must be confirmed using a form. Form is sent by mail and must be signed and returned. If it’s a company it must also be provided with a company stamp. Without stamp, the text: “NO STAMP” must be placed
  • No IPv6 possible
  • Name servers must be properly configured in advance. You can check this on: domain.hu
  • Hungarian or Community Trademark Required
  • Domain name must be conform to trademark
  • Relocation through forms
  • Relocation can take 10 working days

.id

For .id domains only the registration and transfer time differs.

Particularities:

  • Registrations can take a few days
  • Relocation takes approximately 5 business days

.im

With .im domains everything is very easy.

The transfer of an .im domain is ready almost immediately.

.in

Although .in domains are not managed by ICANN, the same rules apply.

So read the ICANN rules.

.io

Everything is very easy with .io domains.

The transfer of an .io domain should be possible almost immediately.

.it

If you want to register or transfer an .it domain, there is more to it than usual

Particularities:

  • Only the domain owner can register or change
  • Tax Identification
  • Date of birth required
  • Place of birth required
  • Country of birth required
  • Your domain’s DNS must be present on the chosen nameservers
  • Name servers must have different IP addresses
  • Relocation takes 5 working days
  • Registrations can take a few hours or a few days

.li

Everything is very easy with .li domains.

The transfer of a .li domain should be ready almost immediately.

.lu

With a .lu domain there are only two different rules.

Particularities:

  • Name servers must be properly configured in advance. If this is not correct the registration will fail. Name servers can be checked on DNS.lu
  • Relocation work without moving token. The Admin holder receives a verification e-mail when the move has started. This email must be approved within 14 days

.ma

For .ma domains there are some restrictions and specifics.

Particularities:

  • Domain name cannot be unethical, sexually oriented or against Morocco or anti-Islam
  • Registrations take approximately 3 business days
  • Relocation takes 10 working days to process

.me

For .me domains only an extended transfer time applies.

A move takes approximately 5 working days.

.nl

There are no details for .nl. Registering this domain is almost direct, after this you only have to wait 2 to 4 hours for the DNS to be processed.

Relocation of this domain extension is also processed almost immediately.

.no

For .no domains, there is only one special feature:

  • The domain holder must live in Norway.

. now

For a .now domain there is only one extra rule:

  • Tax number required

.one

Although .one domains are not managed by ICANN, the same rules apply.

So read the ICANN requirements.

.ooo

Although .ooo domains are not managed by ICANN, the same details apply.

So read the details of ICANN.

.org.uk

With a .org.uk domain, only the transfer is different:

  • Relocation works with a TAG

.page

Although .page domains are not managed by ICANN, the same requirements apply.

In addition, it is mandatory for .page domains to install an SSL certificate on it

.pe

With a .pe domain only two specifics are involved.

Particularities:

  • Name servers must be properly configured in advance. If this is not correct, the registration will not go well!
  • Relocation is processed immediately

.pl

For .pl domains only an extended transfer time applies.

A move takes approximately 4 working days.

.pt

With .pt domains there are a few extra rules.

Extra rules:

  • Only the domain owner can register or change
  • Tax Identification
  • Registration takes a few days

.ru

A .ru domain has a few details.

Particularities:

  • For companies, a company number is required
  • For companies, a tax number is required
  • Business type must be stated correctly
  • Relocation takes approximately 14 business days

.se

If you want an .se domain, there are also some different rules.

Requirements:

  • Only the domain owner can register or change
  • Tax Identification
  • Registration can take a few hours to several days

.sg

An .sg domain requires a little more data and it has a different transfer time.

Particularities:

  • CorpPass registration required
  • Tax Identification
  • For companies, company registration proof is required
  • Relocation takes approximately 7 business days

.sk

For .sk domains only an extended transfer time applies.

A move takes approximately 14 working days.

.sx

For .sx domains only an extended transfer time applies.

A move takes approximately 21 working days.

.tax

Although .tax domains are not managed by ICANN, the same requirements apply.

.travel

A .travel domain has some special extra rules.

Particularities:

  • Domain holder must indicate whether he / she is part of the travel industry
  • In addition to a moving token, also email confirmation when moving
  • Relocation takes 5 days
  • After relocation (compulsory) 60 days Transfer Lock

.tk

Although .tk domains are not managed by ICANN, the same rules apply.

.tv

For .tv domains only an extended transfer time applies.

A move takes approximately 14 working days.

.uk

The same applies to a .uk domain as to a .org.uk:

  • Relocation works with a TAG

.us

Unfortunately, not everyone is allowed to register a .us domain. There are some restrictions and specifics for this.

Particularities:

  • Only for US residents, US companies or companies doing work in the US
  • Nameservers must be located in the US
  • Relocation takes approximately 10 business days

.ws

For .ws domains only an extended transfer time applies.

A relocation takes 5 working days.

.xxx

An extended transfer time applies to .xxx domains.

A relocation takes 5 working days.

.yt

Finally, even with an .yt there are some extra details / requirements.

They are:

  • Date of birth required
  • Place of birth required
  • Country of birth required
  • Registration can take a few hours

We have done our best to include all the details in this list about 2020 domain extension requirements, but it is always possible that some details or domain extensions are missing.

If you still have questions about a TLD or a domain registration or relocation, you can always contact your Registrar.

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