This article describes the procedures and requirements of .by domain names.
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Until further notice, it is not possible to register a .by domain.
This section will be updated when more information becomes available to us.


Until further notice, it is not possible to transfer a .by domain.
This section will be updated when more information becomes available to us.

Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation
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 .by domains is available.
  • Handle updates - via RCP or API
  • DNS zone updates - via RCP and API. Not real-time. Update cna take 6-12 hours to complete
  • Nameerver updates - via RCP and API. Not real-time. Process is manual, can take up to 2 business days to complete


NB: Error message like Domain update failed: E0102, Domain could not be updated., Identical task is already being processed means previous update is not finished yet


  • Delete - via RCP or API. Real-time

Restore / reactivate

Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.by, .net.by
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD.
  • Registration period: 1 – 10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 35 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
  • no requirements
  • https://cctld.by/documents/instruction-on-the-procedure-of-registration-of-domain-names-in-the-space-of-hierarchical-names-of-t/
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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