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This article describes the procedures and requirements of .is domain names.
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Registration is realtime. Nameservers must be compliant with ISNIC's technical requirements before setting up. Check your nameservers using test for nameserver records to check if they are correct before setting up. If the test fails, the nameservers will be not be applied to domain.

If you already set incorrect records via RCP/API by mistake, please contact support for making amendments.
For the transfer of an .is domain name, no authcode or documents are needed.
You simply start the transfer request in your control panel.

After that, please send us ( the login details (contact ID and password) of the current NIC admin contact handle.

Using the login details, we can complete the transfer of the domain to us.
Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation
Registration period after transfer restarts
Average transfer time Realtime
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .is domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

An owner change can be performed by updating the owner handle of the domain.

Other update

DNS update is not immediate, note changes must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.
Please note TLD is not 100% automated and NS update can take more time, which can also be more than 2 days, taking in mind weekends and public holidays.
If the system returns "Domain update failed: E0102, Domain could not be updated., Identical task is already being processed" error after NS update try, then please contact Openprovider support to complete request.


Restore / reactivate

The domain now enters a 30 day grace-period where the domain remains registered but inactive. During this period the registrant can reactivate the domain by paying the renewal fee. No further communications/warnings are issued by ISNIC during this period. If the domain fee has still not been paid after 30 days, the domain is deleted at 13:00 on the following day and available for re-registration.
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Min: 1
  • Max: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • IDN: supported characters: áéýúíóþæöð
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 0 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: 30 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? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested.
  • NS records in the nameservers must have a TTL of at least 86.400 seconds (24 hours)
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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