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

  • the domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, etc.)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

Note that, as for ICANN's contact verification requirements, we are obliged to send an e-mail to the domain owner if his e-mail address was not verified before. Failure to respond to this e-mail may lead to suspension of any gTLD domain name with this same e-mail address in the owner contact.

Message "The AuthInfo is incorrect" during registration means the domain reserved by registry. Contact CentralNIC directly and ask if name could be released for you and under what conditions.
If request approved, you will receive a token that can be used during the registration.

You can start the .blog main transfer through our API or RCP.
This transfer requires the following information:

  • an authorization code that you need to request at your current provider.
  • the domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, etc.)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

A transfer for a .blog takes a maximum of 6 days to complete. The transfer can be rejected by the current provider or the owner of the domain during this period. The registration period after a successful transfer will extend with 1 year unless the transfer is ordered within the domain's auto-renew grace period at the previous registrar.

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode,email
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time Max 6 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .blog domains is available.
  • Authorization code request - via RCP or API
  • Authorization code delivery - directly to domain owner via email

Owner change (trade)

The ownership change is done by replacing the owner's contact in RCP or via API.
Both the previous and the new registrant will receive an e-mail.

Other update

  • Domain attributes update - via RCP/API, real-time


A deletion is realtime. After delete the domain hold in hard quarantine status for 28 days and can be reactivated. On 31th day status changes to "pendingDelete" and being removed from the registry within 5 days.

Restore / reactivate

Reactivation is possible via RCP within 28 days after delete.

Domain lifecycle
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Min: 3
  • Max: 63
  • Alphanumeric and a hyphen except in the first or last position
  • IDN: No
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • 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.
  • 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: 28 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
  • Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy:
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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