Explanation of the registration process is also available in video!
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Registration can be started by requesting the domainname through the control panel.
*Be aware*: Tax number (individual) or VAT number (company) is required for both owner and administrative contact!

After the domainname has been registered it will need to be activated. To activate a domainname you will receive the username and password (called PIN) at the registrant email adress.
Using the username and password the registrant will have to log in at and find the activation pages by navigating through the following steps;
* Domainname list
* Find the new domainname and click on it
* On the right there will be a danish link labeled 'aktiver domænenavnet'
* On the next page you will need to log in again
* There will be two steps in Danish where you confirm the wish to activate the domain

If this activation is not done within 3 days after initial registration, the domainname will be deleted again. No refunds are given for deleted domainnames.

If you are using your own nameservers that have not been used for .dk domains before, the technical contact of the domain will be set as "nameserver manager". The nameserver manager will be asked by the registry to accept this role by clicking a link in an e-mail.

Note that the registry will bundle contacts: if a contact already exists with the same details (name, full address and e-mail address), the same registry contact is used even if another domain of that contact is not managed by Openprovider. That simplifies operations for the contact in the registry's self-service panel.




Transfers can be requested in the control panel. Simply indicate handles which correspond to the current owner, admin, and tech contact details, specify the desired nameservers, and request transfer.



Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required no
Method of confirmation registrarpush
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Transfer time max 1 day
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .dk domains is available.


Trade (owner change)


To change the owner of a .dk domainname,
You must transfer the domain name in the DK selfservice menu, if you wish to give a domain name to someone else or re-register it to another user ID. Below you wil find a link to the explaination how to request this in the selfservice menu of




To change the registrant details of a .dk domainname, you must transfer the domain name in the DK selfservice menu, if you wish to give a domain name to someone else or re-register it to another user ID. Below you will find a link to the explanation how to request this in the selfservice menu of DK Hostmaster:

All other changes must be initiated from the registry's web panel as well by the domain owner or the administrative contact. Note that the administrative contact has not all permissions that the domain owner has.




A delete has to be requested at the registry. Please note that letting the domain expire will return it to the registry, and the domain owner still needs to delete the domain through the self-service. Otherwise the registry will send invoices for maintaining the domain.

You delete domain names through the self-service feature on their website:

Log on to our self-service using your user ID as stated on the invoice and your password.

If you can not remember your password you can retrieve a new password here.

Here is a detailed guide for what you do when you are logged in:

- If you login with a password which you have chosen yourself, you will be taken directly to the self-service front page which is under the long red bar where your user ID is in the bar on the right side.

- If you log in with a temporary password you have retrieved from our website, then you have to change the password to a permanent self chosen password..

After entering the password, click “Next ”and then “Back to Self-service’s main menu”.

Be aware that the deletion takes place in 2 steps, a request and then a confirmation.

- On the Self-service front page click on the link “Delete domain name(s)” under the long red bar.

- Then select the domain names that you want to delete and click “Delete”.

- Then select whether the domain name should be deleted today or at the end of this period. Then click “Next”.

- To confirm the request, click “Next”.

- Click “Back to Self-service’s main menu” to confirm the deletion.

- Above the red bar you find Important messages. Click the link “Click Here”.

- Select the domain, for which you would like to confirm the deletion and click “Next”.

- Click “Next” again.

The deletion is now complete and we will delete both the domain name

Deleting the domain from the Openprovider systems or letting it expire automatically will only send the domain name back to the registry. You will still need to send in a form to ensure that the domain name is deleted.

In case the domain was registered on your name without your premision the domain can be deleted by sending the below form to


Restore (reactivation)


As long as the domain has not been deleted explicitly at the registry by the domain holder (see the "delete" section on this page), the domain can be restored to your Openprovider account by initiating a regular transfer.

If the domain holder has already sent in the deletion form to the registry, the domainname can not be restored anymore. Once released by the registry, the domain can be order as new registration again.


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: yes
  • Registration period: 1-5 years
  • Renewal date offset: 32 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
  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested.
  • Tax number (individual) or VAT number (company) is required for both owner and administrative contact.
  • General conditions:
  • Privacy Policy:
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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