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

  • the domain's contact handles including:
    • For private person
      • Name of the registrant must be correct, abbreviations are not allowed.
    • For companies
      • Correct and valid company registration number required
  • two or more pre-configured nameservers or a nameserver group

The registry regularly checks on correctness of registration data!
Correct and valid company registration number is required, the number can be verified via this database.
Name of the registrant must be written fully and correct, abbreviations (John D.) are not allowed.

Please note that:

  • Incomplete information (e.g. a typing error in the name) can only be corrected by doing a trade
  • Fake data in the handles can lead to deletion of the domain name by the Registry.



  • Currently, it is not possible to directly register a reserved .lt domain via RCP.
  • If you want to do so, send an email to support@openprovider.com with all the details of the domain name (Contact Handles, Nameserver Records)
  • Correct and valid company registration number is required, the number can be verified via this database as the registry will check for the sanity of the data.
  • If the domain is to be registered in the name of an individual, Passport Number must be specified in the Owner Contact Handle.
  • Openprovider will check with the registry, if it meets all the requirements and will revert you back.
  • Upon the reseller's confirmation, we will register the domain name and add it to your portfolio.

Successful domain transfer requires:

  • the domain's contact handles including:
    • For companies
      • Company registration number required
  • two or more pre-configured nameservers or a nameserver group

The domain holder may not change during the transfer request. Please review the whois and your handle before initiating the transfer.


  1. Request for a transfer auth code at current registrar. 

  2. The transfer authorization code is valid for 7 calendar days from its creation.

  3. Submit a transfer request at Openprovider via API or RCP using the auth code. 

  4. During the transfer procedure with a transfer authorization code, the verification of the registrant's name remains (i.e., ensuring that the natural person's name or legal entity's name matches the existing one).

  5. During the validity period of the generated transfer authorization code, it is only possible to generate a new transfer authorization code (replace it) for the same domain by revoking the current transfer authorization code.

  6. The domain transfer procedure can be initiated by the registrar, registrant, or .lt administrator.

    • Three domain transfer authorization codes are possible, respectively generated by the registrar, the registrant (registrant.domreg.lt), and the .lt administrator.

    • Accordingly, the registrar and the registrant can only revoke their own generated transfer authorization codes.

  7. Transfer authorization code format: AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA
    A - randomly generated number or uppercase letter.

Additional notes on a .lt transfer

Details about selecting a registrar are listed on the registry's website.

In case your current provider is not aware about the .LT transfer process and is not familiar with the transfer auth code which you need, please refer them to this information page from the .LT Registry:

How to transfer servicing registrar 

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time Max. 7 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .lt domains is available.
  1. You may request transfer auth code via RCP (Reseller Control Panel) or API.

Owner change (trade)

Trade requests are initiated at the registry's website domreg.lt
(NOTE: a transfer and trade at the same time are not supported! First transfer the domain with keeping the same registrant, once the transfer is finished, you can submit a trade)


  1. Make a trade agreement with the gaining registrant.
  2. The current registrant logs in to http://www.domreg.lt/registrant, and starts a trade request.
    1. Indicate the domain gaining registrant’s data in the opened window:
    2. Select whether gaining registrant type is a natural person or legal entity in the drop box;
    3. Enter gaining registrant full name, surname or legal entity’s name (when completing the trade procedure, these data have to coincide with the data provided by the gaining registrant’s servicing registrar);
    4. Enter gaining registrant’s full email address;
  3. Once the registrant has initiated this trade, the reseller orders the trade in Openprovider within 7 days, ensuring that the name and e-mail address match the provided data. When procedure is completed, a new domain holder (registrant) is displayed in WHOIS database.

If trade procedure is not completed within the specified period, you can initiate it again, as previously specified.

It is now possible to request registrant ID, i.e. RN[number] via Openprovider API, please use 'auth_code_type' 'rncode' for REST API requests and 'authCodeType' 'rncode' for XML API requests.

Notes: Trade is not allowed within the period of 30 calendar days from the domain’s creation, or from the last trade, or from the domain’s creating during “quarantine”. In such case, you have to wait until the end of the specified period or apply to .lt registry with a request to quicken the procedure’s admissibility due to essential reasons, and state these reasons. In case a domain name is on the list of the reserved labels, the acquirer has to submit a permission to use the reserved label to .lt registry before the trade procedure.

Other update

  • domain update - by updating associated handles
  • processed in realtime


  • deletion - processed in realtime
  • deletion leads to 30 day quarantine

During the quarantine the domain can be re-registered by its original owner. After these 30 days the registry will keep the domain reserved for up to 24 hours (random interval) before releasing it for registration again.

Restore / reactivate

A restore can be done via the restore queue in the control panel or by API.

Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes, all Lithuanian characters: ą, č, ę, ė, į, š, ų, ū and ž
  • Registration period: 1-5 years
  • Renewal date offset: 2 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: 30 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? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • Company registration number required for legal entities
  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested
  • Please always indicate real data of registrant, avoid setting ZIP as '000000', address as 'german german', always use real and correct state, province, city. Do not set fake data to avoid domain revocation. If you use fake data registry may suspend your domain until registry receive real documents proving your ID. Domain owner will receive email notification in a case of fake data usage.
  • Procedural regulation for the .lt top-level domain: http://www.domreg.lt/static/doc/public/procedural_regulation-en.pdf
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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