The registration of a .ni domain can take  up to 7 working days to be processed at the registry.

To register the domain, please send the contact handles, the name servers to support@openprovider.nl and our support will proceed with the registration.

Please note that this is a manually process and can make the registration time take a little longer than normal.




To transfer a .ni domain name please make sure to first get the authorisation code from the current registrar. After you request the transfer an e-mail will be sent to the domain holder to confirm the transfer of the domain. The transfer has to be confirmed within 10 days.




Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Transfer time 10 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .do domains is available.


Trade (owner change)

 An owner change can be performed by updating the owner handle of the domain. This change is processed This change is processed manually by our support team and may take up to 48 hours.




A contact or nameserver update can be performed by updating the domain in your panel. This change is processed manually by our support team and may take up to 48 hours.



Please send a email to support requesting the domain deletion.



Restore (reactivation)

 RestoreDomain is not available for .ni TLDs.



TLD information


Detailed extension information
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .ac.ni .com.ni. net.ni. org.ni
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 20 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -According to RFC 5891 IDNs MUST NOT contain two consecutive hyphens in the third and fourth character positions and MUST NOT start or end with a hyphen.
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • 14 days prior to expiration date
    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: 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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