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

  • The registrant must have the following details filled in:
    • For private individual (company field is NOT filled in)
      • Passport number or individual ID number and social security number (tax / fiscal number)
    • For companies (company field is filled in)
      • Company registration number and VAT number
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

Successful domain transfer via RCP or API requires:

  • authorisation code by retrieving the authorization code from the current registrar.
  • Alternatively, the current registrant can log in to the .ro registry website, visit the menu .ro Domains > On-line administration and request the transfer code. See the screenshots below (under the section Trade) for details. Once you have the code, please send the
    authorization code, the handles and the nameservers to support@openprovider.nl. Openprovider will process the rest of the transfer for you.
  • The transfer will complete in three days.


Additional notes on a .ro transfer

The registrant will not change during the transfer process. This can only be requested after the transfer is done successfully, via requesting a Trade. See the information how to request a trade in the section "Update".

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time Max 3 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .ro domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

Successful domain trade requires:

  • "Trade authorization key". This code can be requested from the registry website by the current registrant; visit the menu .ro Domain Registry > Domain administration > Online. These steps are visualized in the screenshots below. Note that the trade authorization key is valid for 14 days only.
  • Once you have the code you can send it to the support department and we will start the trade.
  • If all goes right and is accepted the trade will complete as soon as the registry processes it.
  • Screenshots showing how to request a trade authorization key: ro-domain-login.png ro-domain-request-key-trade.png

Other update

Successful domain update via RCP or API requires:

  • A contact (except for registrant) or nameserver update can be performed by updating the handle of the domain.
  • This change is processed realtime.


Delete domain via RCP or API requires:

  • In order to delete a .RO domain, you can disable the auto-renewal.
  • The domain will expire on the expiration date. (recommended) If you want the domain deleted directly, a deletion document needs to be filled in.
  • This document needs to be faxed to the registry and the original document needs to be sent by postal mail to: ICI - ROTLD Registry Bd. Averescu 8-10 Sector 1 Bucharest 011455 Romania
  • Please contact support for the required document. So, no additional paperwork is required if you let the domain expire on the expiration date, while the deletion can be performed at any point of time during the registration period, but paperwork is required.

Restore / reactivate

  • This is a manual procedure and you can request the restoration of a .ro domain by sending an email to support@openprovider.com.
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.ro, .arts.ro, .firm.ro, .info.ro, .nom.ro, .nt.ro, .org.ro, .rec.ro, .store.ro, .tm.ro, .www.ro
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 1 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 0 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? 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.
  • Tax number (individual) or VAT number AND company registration number (company) is required in all handles.
  • Dispute Resolution Policy: http://portal.rotld.ro/pages/en/4
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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