This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ai domain names.
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Registration is not realtime, it may take 2 or 3 workingdays before the registration is accepted by the registry.

A transfer is initiated with an authorization code which is provided by the current provider. The transfer is finished nearly realtime.

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

The transfercode for outgoing transfers can be requested via the support department --> support@openprovider.com

After the code has been manually requested by the support department, it can take 1 / 2 business day before the code is received and can be added to the detailpage of the domain name in your control panel.

Owner change (trade)

An owner change can be performed by updating the owner handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.

Other update

An update is processed realtime. Nameservers are instantly updated in the registry zonefile.


Direct deletion is not possible for .ai domains.
You can set the domains to "autorenewal "off" and let them expire on their renewaldate.

Restore / reactivate

During the first 57 days after expiration, the domain can be restored manually by the support department. This action is not supported via RCP or API.

Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.ai, .net.ai, .off.ai, .org.ai
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes, http://www.nic.ac/pdf/AC-IDN-Policy.pdf
  • Registration period: 2 years
  • Renewal date offset: 35 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: 57 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? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • No requirements
  • NIC AI FAQ: https://whois.ai/faq.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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