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

  • domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, technical)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group


After the registration of a domain (or a transfer or update to a new contact), the registry will send an e-mail to the domain contacts, informing them that their personal data was entered in the registry's system:

Within 30 days from the date of entering your data into the main .PL domain Registry, it is necessary to conclude an agreement for a .pl domain registration, registration of option or activities with the aim to conclude it. Otherwise, your data will be removed from the main .PL domain Registry

Your customer can safely ignore this e-mail, it's for informational purposes only.

Successful domain transfer via RCP or XML API or REST API requires:

  • authorization code
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • confirmation email sent by the .pl Registry to the registrant contact must be confirmed within 5 days.

Openprovider can not inform you to which email address the .PL Registry has sent the transfer confirmation email, since the whois is no longer publicly available. Please contact the current registrar to check which email address is set as registrant email address which will receive the transfer confirmation email. This email can not be re-send.

Transfer can be initiated within 5 days after domain registration/previous transfer.

Additional notes on a .pl transfer

Transfer types:

  • from the NASK registrar
  • from another registrar.

Both types follow a different process.

Transfers from the NASK

  • Fax the transfer forms to NASK, the fax can be prepared here (choose registrar "Hosting Concepts B.V.")
  • When NASK confirms the transfer, inform Openprovider support at support@openprovider.nl
  • After the transfer has been requested the domain owner will receive a confirmation email and will be asked to approve the transfer.

From another registrar

  • Retrieve the authcode from the current registrar
  • Initiate the transfer through RCP
  • After the transfer requested the owner receives confirmation email
  • Approve the email within 5 days
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time 5 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .pl domains is available.

Outgoing transfer requires the following information:

Owner change (trade)

  • owner change - via RCP or API

Both the previous and the new registrant will receive an e-mail.

Other update

  • requested via RCP or XML API or REST API
  • contacts' details update - processed realtime
  • nameserver update - processed within 12 hours

If no changes applied after 24 hrs, please contact support@openprovider.com.


  • If renewal is not required, turn autorenew to "off" and let it expire.
  • Domain will expire in 2 days before the expiration date.


Explicit delete: 

Domain will be deleted immediately and will become available for registration again after 5 days.

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore only possible when domain is expired - via RCP or XML API or REST API 
  • Quarantine period can be found under
    Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period


Explicitly deleted domains cannot be restored.
Wait for 5 days until explicitly deleted domain become free.

Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 1 character
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 - (The character "-" must not be placed at the beginning of the Domain Name, at the end thereof and on the 3rd and 4th position within the Domain Name concurrently. The only exception allowed is the Domain names with "xn--" prefix)
  • IDN characters: Yes, see IDN
  • Registration period: 1 – 10 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? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested.
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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