.fm

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .fm domain names.
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You can register a .fm domain through our API or control panel. This registration is real time and requires the following information:
  • the domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, etc.)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
To transfer a .fm domain name please make sure to first get the authorisation code from the current registrar. Using this code you can request the transfer through our website.
After starting the transfer the administrative contact of the domain name will get an email asking to approve of the transfer. This needs to be confirmed within 14 days.

Additional notes on a .fm transfer

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

Owner change (trade)

A change of ownership can be done by replacing the owner contact in the control panel. After saving the changes the change is processed realtime.

Other update

A change of contactdetails can be done by updating the associated handles in the control panel. After saving the changes the domainname will be updated realtime.

Delete

A delete is realtime. After a delete the domain will be in quarantine status for 35 days. During this period the domain can be reactivated.

Restore / reactivate

A domain can be restored using a restore domain command in our interface. The domain can be renewed for 35 days after expiring.
Registry
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .radio.fm
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: 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.
    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: 44 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.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • Premium domains (short memorable and general names) are more expensive to register and renew.
Policies
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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