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 days 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.|
Owner change (trade)
An owner change can be performed by updating the owner handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.
An update is processed realtime. Nameservers are instantly updated in the registry zonefile.
Deletion is not possible for .ai domains. Instead, deleted domains will expire at the registry.
Restore / reactivate
Restore of .ai domains is not supported. Instead, the registry runs an auction model for expired .ai domains. On every 3rd Friday of the month, not-renewed .ai domains are released for auction on this website after a period of 3 months after the expiration date. The auctions last about 10 days, but may be extended. Further information can be found in the registry's FAQ. The auctions are held by the registry; the registrar is not involved. The transfer of .ai domains to Openprovider is possible after the successful auction.
|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registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect.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. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.