During the registration process, an application form, signed by the registrant, is required. Openprovider will provide you with such a form.
Apart from the form, a copy of identity card or passport (in case of natural persons) or a copy of the business registration certificate or a letter with the company's trademark logo (in case of companies) is required.

*Please read the section "Restrictions" below for this TLD*

Registration of a domain name is not realtime; normally a domain name is registered within 72 hours.

Domain names will always be registered for a calendar year: even if a domain is registered in December, renewal is already required in January.




*Please read the section "Restrictions" below for this TLD before you request a transfer*

Please send an email to support if you would like to transfer a domainname. We will supply you with a transfer form which needs to be filled out.

There are no other documents or codes required for a transfer.




Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required optional
Method of confirmation forms
Registration period after transfer restarts
Transfer time 5 to 10 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more domains is available.


Trade (owner change)


A trade is not allowed by the registry, unless in case of right of succession of natural persons or collaboration, consolidation with other legal person or redeeming by other legal person. If such situation arises, please contact us for further information.




Updates can be done through the control panel or API. Note that all updates require manual processing, so no realtime updates are possible.

The registrant of the domain name will receive an e-mail about the change.




Explicit deletion of a domain name requires a signed letter by the registrant.


Restore (reactivation)



TLD information


Detailed extension information
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 1 – 2 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.
  • 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? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • The top level domain .cy itself is not available for registration
  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested.
  • Local domain owner required (office/residence).
  • Copy of commercial license (companies) or copy of Identity Card (natural persons).
  • A natural person must be at least 18 years of age
  • Limited number of domains per registrant (10 for legal entities; 1 for natural persons)
  • The domain name should not contain any obscene words and names incorporating foul language or names that do not comply with the Laws of Cyprus
  • The domain name may not relate to politicians or political or historical activities or for which permission is required from a competent Cyprus Authority unless and except such permission is given and proven to the registry
  • The domain name may not be a generic, sectoral or a fundamental name which identifies a branch, group, activity, professional or business sector. Registering such a name could unfairly imply certain or exclusive rights appertaining to it.
  • Geographic names which identify geographical locations as they are found on official maps can be issued only to the relevant local authority.
  • Domain Name Registration Agreement:
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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