This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ht domain names.
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After you request the registration of a .ht domain, the administrative contact and owner will receive two e-mails. The first one is a welcome message, the second one is an activation e-mail with a link that the recipient must click to accept the TLD Registrant Agreement and AUP policy, and confirm the validity of contact details.

By renewal or change of registrant the policy must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed within 21 days in order to prevent suspension of the domain.
To transfer a .ht domain name, please make sure to first get the authorisation code from the current registrar. The losing registrar has to confirm or reject the transfer of the domain within 7 days.

A special transfer fee will be charged. The domain will not be renewed during the transfer process. The registration period will not be extended.
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 .ht domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

For a change of registrant, the policy must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended.

Other update


Restore / reactivate

Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .adult.ht, .com.ht, .info.ht, .net.ht, .org.ht
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: n/a
  • Registration period: 1-5 years
  • 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.
    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.
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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