This article describes the procedures and requirements of .mx domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:
- Two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
- The "State/Province" field value must be a 100% match.
- .mx registry explicitly checks "State/Province" field value. If value doesn't 100% match the registry's list, the registration will be interrupted. Refer to this Wikipedia article to look up the appropriate state/province name and copy/paste it to prevent errors during the domain registration. Use the Official Name column.
- The street address may only contain up to 50 characters.
Extensions .net.mx, .edu.mx and .gob.mx cannot be ordered through the automated system of Openprovider. If you want to apply for a domain under one of those extensions, please check Annex A of the .MX Domain Name General Policies to see if the intended domain holder is eligible for the domain name.
If so, contact our support team and send us the required documentation, together with the domain name, handles and nameservers to use.
Successful domain transfer via RCP or API requires:
- authorisation code
- two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
- "State/Province" field value must be a 100% match
|Authorization code required||yes|
|Method of confirmation||authcode|
|Registration period after transfer||extends|
|Average transfer time||Max 10 days|
|Advanced and simple transfers available||Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .mx domains is available.|
Owner change (trade)
- requested as a normal domain update via RCP or API
- processed realtime
- requested via RCP or API
- processed within ~2h
- Requested via RCP or API
- processed realtime
Restore / reactivate
- restore / reactivation supported via RCP or API
- restore comes with a subsequent renew and billed accordingly
- quarantine periods can be found under
Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period
After a successful restore, we advise you to do a domain sync to make sure that the domain will resolve again.
|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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