This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ac domain names.
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You can register a .ac 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
A transfer is initiated with an authorization code which is provided by the current provider. The transfer is finished nearly realtime. The domain registration will be extended by a year.
Additional notes on a .ac transferThe first 60 days after a new registration or transfer, a domain cannot be transferred to another registrar again.
|Authorization code required||yes|
|Method of confirmation||authcode|
|Registration period after transfer||extends|
|Average transfer time||Realtime|
|Advanced and simple transfers available||Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .ac domains is available.|
Owner change (trade)An owner change can be performed by updating the owner handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.
Other updateAn update is processed realtime. Nameservers are instantly updated in the registry zonefile.
DeleteA delete is realtime. After a delete the domain will be in quarantine status for 30 days. During this period the domain is inactive but can be reactivated. If the domain is not reactivated within 30 days the domain will be free for registration again.
Restore / reactivateA domain in quarantine status can be reactivated during 30 days. A reactivation is realtime.
|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: