This article describes the procedures and requirements of .tk domain names.
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You can register a .tk domain through our API or control panel. This registration is real time and requires the following information:
  • the domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, etc.)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

Please note premium domains (short, memorable and general names) are more expensive to register and renew.
This is technical specification for this zone: to check premium price we will need to push creation request first.
Openprovider anyway will return regular price but later customer will be notified about exact requested domain price.
Once informed, customer will have a choice to confirm or decline registration.
A transfer has to be requested with an authcode.
It takes up to 5 days before it is successfully transfered. During this period the current registrar can object against the transfer.

Additional notes on a .tk transfer

Error during transfer: 545:
Entity reference not found [Object does not exist]

The .TK registry runs 3 different System which are not compatible to another.
We are only connected to the EPP service of freenom, if the domain is managed in one of the two other systems we can't manage the domain name.
This is indicated with the entity reference not found as the domain does not exist on the EPP system.
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time 5 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .tk domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

An owner change can be performed by replacing the owner handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.

Other update

An contact update can be performed by updating the handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.


A domain can be deleted manually. Deletion has to be done at least three days before renewal.

Restore / reactivate

It is not possible to reactivate deleted domains, there is no quarantine period.
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Min: 1
  • Max: 63
  • Alphanumeric and a hyphen except in the first or last position
  • IDN: No
  • Registration period: 2-9 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? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • Premium domains (short
  • memorable and general names) are more expensive to register and renew.
  • Terms and Conditions for registering a FREE Domain Name: http://www.dot.tk/en/doc_tcfree_v360.pdf
  • Terms and Conditions for registering a PAID Domain Name: http://www.dot.tk/en/doc_tcpaid_v300.pdf
  • Dot TK Privacy Statement: http://www.dot.tk/en/doc_privacy_v300.pdf
  • Dot TK Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy: http://www.dot.tk/en/doc_disputepolicy_v300.pdf
  • Registrant Name Change Agreement (Domain Name Transfers): http://www.dot.tk/en/doc_rnca_v300.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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