This article describes the procedures and requirements of .gh domain names.
Click on the subject below to open the dropdown for more information.

A .gh can only be registered if the registrant and administrative contact are a registered company in Ghana
The technical and billing contacts can be foreign
Domains must be active within six months after registration.
Once a registrtion request is started, support will generate a from that needs to be signed by the owner to complete the registration.

Additional notes on a .gh transfer

Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time 30 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .gh domains is available.


The domain can be delete by a form request support@openprovider.nl for said form.

You can let the domain expire.

Restore / reactivate

  • Registry:
  • Registry whois:
  • Registry web based whois:
  • Registry zonefile updates: Hourly
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.gh, .org.gh, .edu.gh, .gov.gh, .mil.gh
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • 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: 30 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? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? yes
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The registrant and administrative contact must be a registered company in Ghana
  • The technical and billing contacts can be foreign
  • Domains must be active within six months after registration
  • The primary nameserver is encouraged to be in Ghana, but this is no requirement.
  • Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy: http://www.icann.org/en/help/dndr/udrp/rules
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.

Was this article helpful?
Additional questions? Submit a request