This article describes the procedures and requirements of .az domain names.
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The registration can be requested via RCP/API.


  • Registration is not realtime and can vary between 3 days and 2 weeks
  • Company Number (for companies) or Passport Number (for individuals) is required
  • Requested in RCP/API
  • Registry will provide a document which needs to be signed by the current admin 
  • If the owner is a company the company number + the passport number of the admin is required as well.
  • New expire date will be transfer date +1 year
  • Transfer time can vary, depending on how fast documents are provided
Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation forms
Registration period after transfer restarts
Average transfer time
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .az domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • Can be requested through RCP/API

Other update

  • Requested through RCP/API
  • There is an update fee, please check your detailed pricing list


  • Deletion is not possible, domain will need to expire

Restore / reactivate

  • Restores are not possible
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.az, .net.az, .org.az
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 35 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 company registration number is required, if the owner is a legal entity.
  • The number of the passport/ID of the owner is required, if the owner is an individual.
  • Registry Rules: https://whois.az/?page_id=10
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:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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