Registration is realtime and requires no additional data.




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.


The first 60 days after a new registration or transfer, a domain cannot be transferred to another registrar again.


Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
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.


Trade (owner change)


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




An update is processed realtime. Nameservers are instantly updated in the registry zonefile.




A 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 (reactivation)


A domain in quarantine status can be reactivated during 30 days. A reactivation is realtime.


TLD information


Detailed extension information
  • Registry: NIC AC
  • Registry whois:
  • Registry web based whois:
  • Registry zonefile updates: Real-Time
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes,
  • 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.
  • 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
  • No requirements
  • NIC AC policies:
  • Domain policy:
  • Terms and conditions:
  • Dispute policy: and ICANN-policies apply
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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