.wales Domain Name Information

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  • Registration 20.99 USD
  • Renewal 25.99 USD
  • Transfer 20.99 USD / Transfer in your .wales
  • ICANN Fee 0.18 USD per year
  • 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
  • Languages Supported French,  German,  Italian,  Spanish, 
    .wales domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name by entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field.
  • Are Individual .wales domain registrations allowed? Yes
  • Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .wales? Yes
  • Are some .wales 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
  • .wales Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No
What is the registration term allowed for .wales domain names?
.wales domain names are available for 1-10 years.
How long does it take to register my .wales domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .wales during general availability is Instant.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .wales domain names?
.wales 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.wales); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.wales).
What is DNSSEC, and is it available for .wales domain?
DNSSEC is available for .wales domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .wales 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 .wales?
Trustee Service is not available for .wales extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Can I transfer out my .wales domain if I'm using your Trustee Service?
Because Trustee Service is non-transferable, you must update your ownership according to .wales requirements before a transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my .wales registration information (Private Registration)?
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .wales domain.
What is the grace period for .wales 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 .wales domain names?
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .wales Top Level Domain is Nominet. You may visit them at https://ourhomeonline.wales/.
  • Registry Nominet
  • .wales Registry logo
  • Accredited Yes
  • Sponsoring Organization
    Nominet UK
    Minerva House,
    Edmund Halley Road,
    Oxford Science Park,
    OX4 4DQ
    United Kingdom
  • Administrative Contact
    Chief Operations Officer
    Nominet UK
    Minerva House,
    Edmund Halley Road,
    Oxford Science Park,
    OX4 4DQ
    United Kingdom
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +44(0)1865 332211
  • Technical Contact
    TLD Registry Services Technical
    Nominet UK
    Minerva House,
    Edmund Halley Road,
    Oxford Science Park,
    OX4 4DQ
    United Kingdom
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +44.1865332211
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