This article describes the procedures and requirements of .dev domain names.
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.dev domain registration↓
A new registration is processed in realtime, unless the registered term is a trademark which is active in the Trademark Clearinghouse. In that case, an e-mail will be sent to the domain holder, asking for affirmative response before activating the domain registration.
SSL required for .dev
Note that the registry has put the extension on the HSTS preload list. As a result, web browsers will not show the website unless it is secured with an SSL certificate. Check the Openprovider control panel for more information on how to order an SSL certificate.
You can still register a .dev domain without installing SSL certificate. The domain will be yours, but the domain will not load in the browser. Other applications will work as normal (e.g. e-mail).
Note that, as for ICANN's contact verification requirements, we are obliged to send an e-mail to the domain owner if his e-mail address was not verified before. Failure to respond to this e-mail may lead to suspension of any gTLD domain name with this same e-mail address in the owner contact.
Launch information .DEV
Sunrise Landrush General Availability Start (UTC*) 2019-01-16 16:00 2019-02-19 16:00 2019-02-28 16:00 End (UTC*) 2019-02-19 16:00 2019-02-28 00:00 2038-12-31 23:59**
Assign method First come, first served First come, first served First come, first served Notes - - - General notes
The registrant must be informed about the fact that this extension is a secure namespace and as a result, a correctly configured SSL certificate is required before a domain can be loaded in a web browser (HSTS preload list).
Sunrise Landrush General Availability Currency USD USD USD Tier 8 0,00*** + 14,00 See below 14,00 Tier 7 0,00*** + 15,00 See below 15,00 Tier 6 0,00*** + 16,00 See below 16,00 Tier 5 0,00*** + 17,00 See below 17,00 Tier 4 0,00*** + 18,00 See below 18,00 Tier 3 0,00*** + 19,00 See below 19,00 Tier 2 0,00*** + 20,00 See below 20,00 Tier 1 0,00*** + 21,00 See below 21,00
Early Access Pricing****
From (UTC) To (UTC) Price (USD) Day 1 2019-02-19 16:00 2019-02-20 16:00 10.499,00 Day 2 2019-02-20 16:00 2019-02-21 16:00 3.499,00 Day 3 2019-02-21 16:00 2019-02-22 16:00 1.199,00 Day 4-6 2019-02-22 16:00 2019-02-25 16:00 349,00 Day 7-9 2019-02-25 16:00 2019-02-28 16:00 119,00
* To convert the UTC time to the time of your location, click on the date/time link. Note that UTC is not influenced by daylight savings time (DST) changes.
** End of Trademark Claims. Before this date, every new registration is checked against the Trademark Clearinghouse and explicit approval of the domain registrant is required before registration can continue if there is a matching trademark label.
*** The price marked with a *** is the non-refundable application fee. If your application is rejected, you will get a refund of the registration fee, but no refund of the application fee.
**** The Early Access Program price is an additional, non-refundable fee on top of the regular General Availability fee.
.dev domain transfer↓
You can start the dev domain transfer through our API or control panel.
This transfer requires the following information:
A transfer for a dev domain takes a maximum of 6 days to complete. The transfer can be rejected by the current provider or the owner of the domain during this period.
The registration period after a successful transfer will extend with 1 year, unless the transfer is ordered within the domain's auto-renew grace period at the previous registrar.
Do you have any problems transferring your dev domain? Please take a look at this extended article for possible solutions.
|Transfer authorization code required||yes|
|Method of confirmation||authcode,email|
|Registration period after transfer||extends|
|Transfer time||Max 19 days|
|Advanced and simple transfers available||Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .dev domains is available.|
.dev domain update and trade (owner change)↓
Update owner (trade)
Update other data
A change of ownership for a .dev domain name can be done by replacing the owner contact in the control panel. After saving the changes the change is processed realtime. Both the previous and the new registrant will receive an e-mail. This is a notification only, no action is required.
A change of contact details or nameservers can be done by updating the associated handles or nameservers in the control panel. After saving the changes, the domain name will be updated in realtime.
.dev domain delete (expiration) and reactivation (restore)↓
Delete / expiration
Restore / reactivation
A domain name can be restored during its quarantine period (also called redemptionPeriod). Under 'detailed TLD information' below you can find how long a domain stays in its quarantine period after the domain name has been deleted or expired.
.dev detailed TLD information↓
|Detailed extension information|
|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: