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Administering domain names

Domain name registration services are provided by accredited registrars and include:

  • registering domain names
  • changing domain registration information
  • domain registration renewals
  • transfer of domain names to other accredited registrars
  • change of domain name registrants
  • activation of protection against public exposure of data on the registrant and the administrative and technical contacts for a domain name via the WHOIS service
  • domain registration terminations
  • other services as per RNIDS enactments and the agreement signed with RNIDS

Changing domain name registration information

If any of the domain name registration information changes, the registrant must, within 15 days at the latest, through the accredited registrar, submit an application to RNIDS to change the information.

RNIDS must implement the change to the domain name within three working days at the latest. Changes to domain name registration information are made when RNIDS enters the changes into the central registry database of the national Internet domains.

Renewal of a domain name registration

The registrant submits an application to RNIDS, through their chosen accredited registrar, for extension of the registration of a domain name. The total period for which a domain name can be registered cannot be longer than 10 years. An extended registration begins after expiry of the current registration.

On expiry of the registration period, the domain name is inactivated. The registrant has a redemption period of 30 days in which to renew the registration of the domain name, after which, if renewal is not carried out, it is deleted from the Central Registry database of national Internet domain names.

If the registrant renews the registration during the redemption period, the renewed registration begins from the time of expiry of the previous registration.

Transferring domains between accredited registrars

The registrant has the right to change the accredited registrar for the domain names they have registered or renewed through it.

Changing the registrant for a domain name

A change of registrant can be carried out on the basis of:

  • a request by the registrant
  • a decision by the Committee for the Resolution of Disputes Relating to the Registration of National Internet Domains
  • a legally-binding decision by a relevant court

The registrant submits an application to RNIDS via an accredited registrar. The application should be accompanied by a valid statement of change of registrar in which the current registrant expresses their intention to carry out a change of registrant; at the same time the new registrant should submit an application for registration of the domain name.

Termination of a domain name registration

A domain name registration is terminated if:

  • the registrant submits an application for termination of a domain name registration
  • the registrant does not extend the registration after expiry of the 30-day redemption period
  • the Committee for the Resolution of Disputes Relating to the Registration of National Internet Domains orders the termination of the registration
  • the termination of the registration of the domain name is ordered by a legally-binding decision of the competent court
  • the public prosecutor orders the termination of the registration of the domain name by his/her own order
  • the registrant loses the status of legal subject and has no legal successor
  • RNIDS determines that the domain name registration data are inaccurate or incomplete

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