.lu

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .lu domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group


Registration is realtime, but resolving dns may take 30 minutes.
If dns zone are not configured correctly, the domain will be registered without nameservers.

After the dns zone configuration issue is solved, please update the domain manually.

 

Successful domain transfer via RCP or API requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • email sent by the .lu Registry to the admin contact has to be confirmed within 14 days.

After this is confirmed, the transfer will complete instantly.

Please note that failed transfers are billed by the registry. We will charge you the same amount, €3,75 per domain. To avoid this, we advise to confirm the transfer with the administrative contact before initiating it.



Additional notes on a .lu transfer

Registry supported bulk transfer is possible as long as it is a complete portfolio take-over.

Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation email
Registration period after transfer restarts
Average transfer time Max. 14 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .lu domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

Successful domain transfer via RCP or API requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group


The administrative contact will receive an e-mail from the registry that needs to be confirmed within 14 days. After this is confirmed, the trade will complete instantly.

The registration period after a successful trade will start over again.

Please note that failed trades are billed by the registry. We will charge you the same amount, €3,75 per domain. To avoid this, we advise to confirm the transfer with the administrative contact before initiating it.

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

Delete

Explicit delete

  • Requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime
  • will directly result in quarantine (redemption period)


Expiration
In case the domain expires (not renewed in time);

  • will directly result in quarantine (redemption period)

Restore / reactivate

  • restore / reactivation supported via RCP or API
  • quarantine periods can be found under
    Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period
Registry
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes: https://www.dns.lu/en/support/general-information/idn/
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 2 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: 28 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? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested.
  • Failed domain transfers and trades will be billed.
Policies
  • Domain name policy: http://www.dns.lu/en/support/general-information/domain-name-policy-lu-charter/
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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