This article describes the procedures and requirements of .lk domain names.
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Registrations can be started through the control panel. Please make sure that the handles include a company registration number, a VAT number and the registrant's ID number. After ordering the domain, the registry will send an e-mail to the administrative contact. Only after clicking the link in that e-mail, the domain will be activated. This must be done within 24 hours. Additional documentary proof may be required.

Two and three character domains, and numeric domains with up to 10 digits, are charged at a higher price.

During the process, the domain holder will receive CC e-mails about all steps in the process: order confirmation, payment request and registration confirmation. The domain holder can ignore that e-mail, each e-mail is handled by Openprovider.
Transfers can be requested through the Openprovider control panel.
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 .lk domains is available.
Nameserver changes can be done through the control panel.
Nameserver changes are not free of charge.
For more information contact support@openprovider.nl


Restore / reactivate

Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.lk, .edu.lk, .org.lk
  • DNSSEC support: 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? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? yes
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • Domain name must resemble the requestor's common name, although the policies show some flexibility
  • Domain registration is limited to organizations, although in some cases individuals are allowed as well, for example professionals or artists
  • Several categories of domain names are excluded, like personal names, country names, offensive and misleading names and many generics
  • Registering .lk domains for sale/resale of the domain name itself is not allowed
  • http://www.nic.lk/index.php/policies-procedures/domain-registration-policy
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:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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