.contact Domain Name Information

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  • Time to Register Instant
  • Type gTLD
  • Renewal Grace Period 40 days
  • Redemption Period 30 days
  • Registration Period 1 - 10 years
  • Privacy Protection Available
  • DNSSEC Supported / Learn how to add DNSSEC
  • Trustee/Proxy Service No
  • Individuals can register Yes
  • Businesses can register Yes
  • Are Individual .contact domain registrations allowed? Yes
  • Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .contact? Yes
  • Are some .contact domain names restricted? Yes

    Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

    To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

  • Private Registration service available? Yes
  • .contact Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No
What is the registration term allowed for .contact domain names?

Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

How long does it take to register my .contact domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .contact during general availability is Instant.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .contact domain names?
.contact Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 1 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.contact); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.contact).
What is DNSSEC, and is it available for .contact domain?
DNSSEC is available for .contact domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .contact domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
What is Trustee Service, and is it available for .contact?
Trustee Service is not available for .contact extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Can I transfer out my .contact domain if I'm using your Trustee Service?
Because Trustee Service is non-transferable, you must update your ownership according to .contact requirements before a transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my .contact registration information (Private Registration)?
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .contact domain.
What is the grace period for .contact domain name?
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
Who is the registry that manages .contact domain names?
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .contact Top Level Domain is Identity Digital. You may visit them at https://identity.digital/.
  • Registry Identity Digital
  • .contact Registry logo
  • Accredited Yes
  • Sponsoring Organization
    Top Level Spectrum, Inc.
    1845 W Mercer Way
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    United States
  • Administrative Contact
    Jay Westerdal
    Top Level Spectrum, Inc.
    1845 W Mercer Way
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    United States
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +1.206-397-8825
    Fax: +1.206-238-1232
  • Technical Contact
    CTO
    CentralNic
    35-39 Moorgate
    London EC2R 6AR
    United Kingdom
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +44.2033880600
    Fax: +44.2033880601
  • Sub Domains
  • Name Servers
    Host NameIP Address(es)
    c.nic.contact 212.18.248.40
    2a04:2b00:13ee:0:0:0:0:40
    d.nic.contact 212.18.249.40
    2a04:2b00:13ff:0:0:0:0:40
    b.nic.contact 185.24.64.40
    2a04:2b00:13cc:0:0:0:1:40
    a.nic.contact 194.169.218.40
    2001:67c:13cc:0:0:0:1:40