This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ga domain names.
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Important Update:

ANINF, the National Agency for Digital Infrastructure and Frequencies of the Gabonese Republic, took over the administration of the national ccTLD .GA at the beginning of June and terminated the contract with the company Freenom, which had previously managed .GA. The reason given by ANINF was dissatisfaction with Freenom's services. Now Afnic, the French Network Information Centre, provides the registry backend for .GA.

This migration results in some technical updates as well as price adjustments. What has changed for .GA domains? 

New Domain Auth Codes have been issued.

New handles have been assigned to the domains while the details remain identical.

The expiration dates have been set by Afnic by default to: 2024-06-05, 00:00. However, we have adjusted the expiration year in case domains have already been renewed with Freenom for multiple years. These expiration dates are set accordingly to: YYYY-06-05.

The Deletion/Renewal Timeframe has changed from 6 days prior to Expiration Date to 1 day prior to the Paid Until Date.

At the same time, ANINF has announced changes in the pricing structure. The price change is effective immediately. You will see the price change automatically reflected in your Openprovider Account.


Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • processed real-time


Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time NA
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .ga domains is available.
  • Requested via RCP or API
  • Processed real-time


  • Requested via RCP or API
  • Domain will be deleted at the registry on explicit delete

Restore / reactivate

  • restore / reactivation supported via RCP or API
  • quarantine periods can be found under
    Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN support: No
  • Premium supported: No
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 2 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • No additional requirements
  • Registry Terms and Conditions: http://aninf.ga/reserver-un-domaine-ga/
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

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