.ec

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ec domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires:

  • two or more nameservers
  • up to 24h processing time

Successful domain transfer requires:

  • authcode

 

Transfers are processed realtime

NB:  transfer can be initiated without an authorisation code. Current registrar will have 14 days to object or approve the transfer. If no approval is given, the transfer is cancelled automatically.

Authorization code required optional
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time Realtime
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .ec domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • requested as a normal domain update via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

Delete

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime
  • will result in a quarantine period

Restore / reactivate

  • domain can be restored during 30 days after deletion
Registry
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.ec, .fin.ec, .net.ec, .info.ec, .med.ec, .pro.ec
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 65 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • 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: 5 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.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • Company number (companies) or Identity Card number (individuals) is required.
Policies
  • Dispute Resolution Policy: http://www.nic.ec/info/eng/resolution.htm
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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