This article describes the procedures and requirements of .hu domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or XML API or REST API requires:

  • the domain's contact handles
    Private individual:
    - Registrant's full name is mandatory (no abbreviations)
    - Local presence within the EU is required (trustee service available)
    - Passport or identification number (in handle).
    - Registrant's full name is mandatory, including the legal form ("B.V. / GmbH etc") (no abbreviations)
    - Local presence within the EU is required (trustee service available)
    - Registrant handle must have passport or identification number, even when the registrant is a company. (in handle).
    - A trademark document or a business certificate where it is visible / mentioned that the registrant company has the right to register the domain name must be provided
    - Registrant handle must contain VAT number which 100% matches the EU database
  • Applications with abbreviated names (such as M. Maxwell) and WHOIS privacy protection, among other things, will be rejected by the registry.
  • Two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
    - the zone needs to be already correctly configured before you register the domain
    - postmaster@[domain].hu needs to be active on the mail server
  • Confirm the link which will be send to the Openprovider admin user within 2 days after request.


Additional notes

  • The.HU registry changed the registration process: all .HU domain name registrations, including failed ones, will be fully billed. To avoid the disadvantages of this policy, our provider has developed a new feature:

    - In case of incorrect or incomplete data, proxy data will be used to ensure successful completion of all .HU registrations. This means that registration requests can’t fail or expire going forward and are always processed successfully. Refunds are no longer available.

    - Once a .HU registration request is submitted and processed with the proxy data, it is easy to replace them with the correct registrant data by sending appropriate proof documents to the Support Team.

    - The data correction is free of charge and should be done within a maximum of 3 months after the registration.

  • There is an 8+2 day waiting period for the registry registration process. During this time, the domain has the status "PROCESSING."
  • The new domain is available for 14 days at https://www.domain.hu/domain-announcement/ 
  • Technical check for .hu domains is a bit more strict1 than other TLDs. Check the tool supplied by the registry.
  • Registration cancellations by applicants are not supported at any stage of the process and are non-refundable. 


The main difference to other DNS checks is that the registry requires a postmaster@domain.hu to be active on the mailserver that you inserted in the DNS zone. Make sure that the mailserver is already accepting mail for the postmaster mailbox in the domain you are requesting.

Successful domain transfer requires:

  • to be manually requested by Openprovider
  • legal forms and documents (see below)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

Please, send to support@openprovider.com this information:

  • contact handles (company registration number and VAT number must be in owner's handle)
  • nameservers
  • company registration documents (kvk)
  • copy ID of the registrant (also in case the Registrant is a company)

Registry will generate a form and this form needs to be filled in and signed by the owner. The owner needs to send it to the fax given on the form. As soon as the Registrar receives it it will be send to the Registry and they will check if everything is OK. 

Additional notes on a .hu transfer

.hu registry domain transfer policy

Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation forms
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time 21 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .hu domains is available.

Owner change (trade)


Other update



Restore / reactivate

Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 - (Hyphens shall not be used at the beginning or at the end of the domain name. The domain name shall not contain two hyphens directly following as the third and fourth characters)
  • IDN characters: Yes, lowercase letters with accent of the Hungarian alphabet: á, é, í, ó, ö, ő, ú, ü, ű
  • Registration period: 1-2 years
  • Renewal date offset: 10 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? yes
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • Nameservers (atleast 2) must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested. Make sure that two of them are on different networks
  • Registrant's full name is mandatory, Applications with shortened names (like J. Doe) will be rejected by the registry.
  • Local address of the domain administrator is required.
  • Local presence service is possible
  • It is required that the Office/residence of the registrant is within the EU.
  • Owner-handle must contain passport or identification number. (Even when the Registrant is a company)
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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