This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ph domain names.
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A .ph domain name registration is realtime and requires no specific additional data outside of the regular contact details for the owner, administrative and technical contact.
Transfers are possible.
A .PH Domain transfer can be initiated with a Authorisation Code, which can be obtained from the current registrar.

A transfer takes 7 days to complete.

Additional notes on a .ph transfer

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time 7 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .ph domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

A trade or owner change can be performed by updating the owner handle of the domain name.

Other update

A change of contactdetails can be done by updating the associated handles in the control panel. After saving the changes the domainname will be updated realtime. It may take up to 48 hours for the whois to be updated.


A .ph domainname can not be explicitly deleted. It can only be set to automatically expire at the end of the current active period.

Restore / reactivate

Domainnames can not be restored from as there is no quarantine period.
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.ph, .net.ph, .org.ph
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes
  • Registration period: 1, 2, 5 and 10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 3 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? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • Domain Name Service Agreement: https://www.dot.ph/corporate/policies/domain-name-service-agreement
  • General Policies: https://www.dot.ph/corporate/policies/general-policies
  • Term of Domain Name Service and Renewal Policy: https://www.dot.ph/corporate/policies/term-of-domain-name-service-and-renewal-policy
  • Domain Name Registration/Applicant Information Policy: https://www.dot.ph/corporate/policies/domain-name-registration-applicant-information-policy
  • Uniform Dispute Resolution Implementation Rules: https://www.dot.ph/corporate/policies/uniform-dispute-resolution-implementation-rules
  • Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy: https://www.dot.ph/corporate/policies/uniform-dispute-resolution-policy
  • ICANN vs dotPH UDRP: https://www.dot.ph/corporate/policies/icann-vs-dotph-udrp
  • Approved Providers for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy: https://www.dot.ph/corporate/policies/approved-providers-for-uniform-domain-name-dispute-resolution-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:

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