This article describes the procedures and requirements of .dk domain names.
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.dk domain registration↓
Explanation of the registration process is also available in video!
Click here for the English version of the video.
Click here for the Dutch version of the video.
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 www.dk-hostmaster.dk 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 4 days after initial registration, the domainname will be deleted again. No refunds are given for deleted domainnames.
Note that a valid e-mail address is required for .dk activation. Requests with an invalid e-mail address cannot be cancelled or updated; you'll have to wait until the activation period expires (4 days). At that moment, the domain order can be placed again, now with the correct e-mail address.
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.
.dk domain transfer↓
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 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.|
.dk domain update and trade (owner change)↓
Update owner (trade)
Update other data
Please note that the Danish registry will introduce a fee of 50,00 DKK for the change of registrant (trade) of a .dk domain on January 1, 2019. The fee is due as soon as the new domain holder agrees to the trade.
The whole trade process and the payment of the trade fee to the registry is done through the Self-Service Portal of DK Hostmaster.
To change the owner of a .dk domainname,
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:
Update of an email or phone-number it is free of charge.
.dk domain delete (expiration) and reactivation (restore)↓
Delete / expiration
Restore / reactivation
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.
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.
.dk detailed TLD information↓
|Detailed extension information|
|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: