This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ir domain names.
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  • Nameserver must be set up in advance and provide an authoritative response.
  • A non-Iranian person can't register a personal .ir domain. Foreign users cannot create a personal handle, if you have a registered company, you can create as Corporate or Private Organization.
  • Company number (companies) or ID card number (individuals) required.
  • Once the transfer has been initiated we would need the login details of the administrative contact at IRNIC.
  • Openprovider reseller handle at IRNIC is in102-irnic
  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested.
Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation
Registration period after transfer
Average transfer time
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .ir domains is available.

In order to transfer the domain away, send Openprovider the nic-handle of the new domain registrar.

Alternatively, there is also a procedure with documents that needs to get sent from the domain owner or new provider to IRNIC.

Owner change (trade)

When a trade is started a form is generated by the registry. Beside the form a copy of the commercial register of the current owner is required.

Other update

  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested


  • Explicit cancellations incur additional fee of 45EUR.
  • Regular expiration does not incur additional fees

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore is only possible after domain has expired, not after the explicit deletion of the domain. Please contact support for assistance.
  • Registry: IRNIC
  • Registry whois: https://whois.nic.ir
  • Registry web based whois: whois.nic.ir
  • Registry zonefile updates:
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .co.ir
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • IDN: No
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • 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: 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?
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services?
  • Local activity required?
  • Correct nameserver configuration required?
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • Nameserver must be set up in advance and provide an authoritative response.
  • Explicit cancellations incur additional fees. A normal expire does not incur additional fees.
  • .co.ir domains can only be registered by companies; the domain name must match the domain holder's name.
  • Company number (companies) or ID card number (individuals) required.
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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