.name Domain Name Information

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  • Registration 10.49 USD
  • Renewal 20.99 USD
  • Transfer 10.49 USD / Transfer in your .name
  • ICANN Fee 0.18 USD per year
  • Time to Register Instant
  • Type gTLD
  • 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 .name domain registrations allowed? Yes
  • Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .name? Yes
  • Are some .name domain names restricted? Yes
    Violating rights of third parties, names and activities that are obscene, offensive or illegal are prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.
  • Private Registration service available? Yes
  • .name Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No
What is the registration term allowed for .name domain names?
.name domain names are available for 1-10 years.
How long does it take to register my .name domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .name during general availability is Instant.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .name domain names?
.name Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 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.name); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.name).
What is DNSSEC, and is it available for .name domain?
DNSSEC is available for .name domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .name 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 .name?
Trustee Service is not available for .name extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Can I transfer out my .name domain if I'm using your Trustee Service?
Because Trustee Service is non-transferable, you must update your ownership according to .name requirements before a transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my .name registration information (Private Registration)?
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .name domain.
What is the grace period for .name 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 .name domain names?
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .name Top Level Domain is Verisign. You may visit them at https://www.verisign.com/en_US/domain-names/index.xhtml.
  • Registry Verisign
  • .name Registry logo
  • Accredited Yes
  • Sponsoring Organization
    VeriSign Information Services, Inc.
    12061 Bluemont Way
    Reston Virginia 20190
    United States
  • Administrative Contact
    Registry Customer Service
    VeriSign Information Services, Inc.
    12061 Bluemont Way
    Reston Virginia 20190
    United States
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +1 703 925 6999
    Fax: +1-703-948-3978
  • Technical Contact
    Registry Customer Service
    VeriSign Information Services, Inc.
    12061 Bluemont Way
    Reston Virginia 20190
    United States
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +1 703 925 6999
    Fax: +1 703 948 3978
  • Sub Domains
  • Name Servers
    Host NameIP Address(es)
    ac2.nstld.com 192.42.174.30
    2001:500:121:0:0:0:0:30
    ac4.nstld.com 192.42.176.30
    2001:500:123:0:0:0:0:30
    ac3.nstld.com 192.42.175.30
    2001:500:122:0:0:0:0:30
    ac1.nstld.com 192.42.173.30
    2001:500:120:0:0:0:0:30