This article describes the procedures and requirements of .tm domain names.
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You can register a .tm domain through our API or control panel. This registration is real time and requires the following information:
  • the domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, etc.)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
A transfer is initiated with an authorization code which is provided by the current provider. The transfer is finished nearly realtime. The domain registration will be extended by a year.

Additional notes on a .tm transfer

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

Owner change (trade)

An owner change can be performed by updating the owner handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.
The whois will take 2 hours to update.

Other update

An contact update can be performed by updating the handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.
The whois will take 2 hours to update.


A domain can be deleted manually. Deletion has to be done at least two days before renewal.

Restore / reactivate

It is not possible to reactivate deleted domains, there is no quarantine period.
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Min: 3
  • Max: 63
  • Alphanumeric and a hyphen
  • except in the first or last position
  • IDN: Yes
  • Registration period: 10 years
  • 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.
    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? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • Premium domains (short
  • memorable and general names) are more expensive to register and renew.
  • Domain Rules: http://www.nic.tm/rules.html
  • Terms and Conditions: http://www.nic.tm/terms.html
  • Dispute Policy: http://www.nic.tm/dres.html
  • Data Privacy Policy: http://www.nic.tm/dataprivacy.html
  • Domain Deletion Policy: http://www.nic.tm/terms.html#13
  • Domain Transfer Policy: http://www.nic.tm/terms.html#13
  • Domain Modification Policy: http://www.nic.tm/terms.html#13
  • IDN Code Point Policy: http://www.nic.tm/TM-IDN-Policy.pdf
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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