.ro

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

  • individual (or a natural person): valid Passport or ID number
  • company
    • Company registration number
    • VAT number

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 and the handles you wish to apply to the domain name to support@openprovider.nl. Openprovider will process the rest of the transfer for you.
  • The transfer will complete in three days.
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
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 via RCP or API 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 us 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 or nameserver update can be performed by updating the handle of the domain.
  • This change is processed realtime.

Delete

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

Successful domain restore via RCP or API requires:

  • A restore can be requested via API command or via webinterface.
  • The restore request will be manually processed by our support team. You will be notified by email

 

Registry
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 year
  • 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.
Restrictions
  • 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.
Policies
  • 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:
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