This article describes the procedures and requirements of .cf domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires:

  • Two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • The values of title, first name, last name and state are mandatory parameters of the contact handles used for .cf registration requests. The registry requires a valid state code in ISO 3166-2 format!

Note: If you get the error "505 - Invalid attribute value syntax; Could not get registry contact for billingcontact (P-S*******: 504 Missing required attribute) [title]", please contact Openprovider Support with the handles (along with title: Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.) you want to use. 

Not available for .cf TLDs

Authorization code required
Method of confirmation
Registration period after transfer
Average transfer time
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .cf domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • A change of registrant procedure is currently not available.

Other update

  • Contact updates are possible except for name & country of registrant.


Be aware that .cf domains cannot be deleted explicitly. To delete a .cf domain you have to set the domain renewal mode or default renewal mode to off.

Restore / reactivate

The restore of a domain requires additional documents for the registry. Please contact Openprovider Support if you would like to restore a domain.

  • Registry: http://www.dot.cf
  • Registry whois: whois.dot.cf
  • Registry web based whois:
  • Registry zonefile updates:
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: No
  • Registration period: 1 - 10 year(s)
  • Renewal date offset: 0 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
  • http://www.dot.cf/en/policies.html
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:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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