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.

Transfer requests must start at domreg.lt using the following procedure:


  1. Log in to the registrant panel using the RN code of the domain
  2. Select the domains you wish to transfer

  3. Indicate a new registrar from the dropdown "Hosting Concepts B.V. d/b/a Registrar.eu (www.openprovider.com)"

  4. Within 7 days after this operation, order the transfer in Openprovider, otherwise the transfer request will time out.

After successfully requesting the transfer in Openprovider, the transfer will be finished realtime.


Additional notes on a .lt transfer

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

If the registrant does not or no longer have access to the registrant website:

  1. Check the whois for the registrant's e-mail address
  2. Ask the current registrar for the Registrant ID (RN code)
  3. Generate an activation code through https://registrant.domreg.lt/rngen

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



Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation registrarpush
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.

In order to transfer-out the domain towards an other registrar, the registrant will need a Registrant ID. This Registrant ID can be requested by the Openprovider Reseller (not by the registrant end-customer)  via support@openprovider.com

RN Code of the domain ALWAYS changes after the domain is transferred to a new registrar.

RN Code is a part of registrant object.
The registrant object in .lt registry is created by the Registrar.
*Registrar submits EPP command <create contact>;
*DAS server responds with a result code of 1000 and with a message containing with a newly created object ID and creation date.

As the Registrant object is created by the Registrar, it can not be managed / used by other Registrar.

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. The current registrant logs in to domreg.lt and starts a trade request.
  2. He indicates the name and e-mail address of the new registrant. If the domain is currently registered with another registrar and you want to move it to Openprovider, also choose a new registrar (Openprovider is listed as Hosting Concepts B.V.)
  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.

  • The period of the domain is reset to one year
  • Trade is not allowed for the first 30 days after initial registration of a domain name


In exceptional cases, where initiating a trade through the registry's website is not possible (e.g. if the trade must be done during the first 30 days after the registration), we can assist in a form-based trade.
The costs of such a trade are €25,00 excluding VAT and excluding the regular trade fee.

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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