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.es

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

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • All used handles must have the following details filled in:
    • For private individual
      • Passport number or individual ID
    • For companies
      • Company registration number
    • The state / province in the address details must be filled in. For entities based in Spain, please check the correct naming in our knowledge base article.

Successful domain transfer requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • All used handles must have the following details filled in:
    • For private individuals
      • Passport number or individual ID
    • For companies
      • Company registration number
    • The state / province in the address details must be filled in. For entities based in Spain, please check the correct naming in our knowledge base article.


Additional notes on a .es transfer

  • Confirmation email sent to the administrative contact must be confirmed within 10 days, otherwise the request will time-out. 
  • Owner and admin can cancel the transfer from  .es Registry control panel. Once done, please contact Openprovider support in order to delete the domain from our database to let you request the transfer again.
  • Owner will not change during the transfer.
Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation email
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time max 10 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .es domains is available.
  • Authorization code request - no authcode
  • Authorization code reset - not possible

Administrative contact will have to confirm the email that the registry will send once a transfer request is done.

Owner change (trade)

  • Trade has to be requested directly at the registry. Navigate here to get more info.

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

Email address of admin contact cannot be changed.

Instead create a new contact and update the domain (do no update the current handle). 

Delete

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime
  • has to be confirmed via email (admin contact) within 10 days

Restore / reactivate

  • restore / reactivation supported via RCP or API
  • Quarantine period can be found under Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period
Registry
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.es, .org.es, .nom.es, .edu.es
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters for .es, 2 characters for .com.es, .org.es, .nom.es, .edu.es and .gob.es
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 6 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: 16 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
  • Company registration number or personal identification number is required in all handles.
  • To register a .edu.es the domain owner must be an entity that performs functions or activities related to teaching or research in Spain.
Policies
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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