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

  • Registrant which requires:
    • Local presence (trustee service available)
  • for legal entities:
    • company registration number
    • company type

Please make sure that you client always provides valid data, as the registry may technically or manually review the contact details provided.

Successful domain transfer requires submitting the following info to Openprovider Support.

  • domain name
  • authorization code
  • contact handles
  • nameservers

Once the transfer is requested, confirmation email is sent to the current domain owner.
In order to initiate the transfer successfully this email has to be confirmed.

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode,email
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time 5 to 10 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .kr domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • owner change - by updating the owner handle of the domain
  • processed in realtime

Other update

  • domain update - processed in realtime


  • deletion - processed in realtime

Restore / reactivate

  • restore - not supported
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .co.kr, .ne.kr, .or.kr, .pe.kr, .re.kr, .seoul.kr
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 1 – 10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 1 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? no
  • Local address of the domain owner is required.
  • Local address of the domain administrator is required.
  • Trustee services are possible and are free
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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