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This article describes the procedures and requirements of .insurance domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:

 

NB: In case of successful registration, domain will resolve only if DNS delegation requirements are met.

Successful domain DNS delegation requires:

  • At least 2 nameservers in .insurance zone
  • Domain must be secured with DNSSEC
  • Domain must be secured with an SSL certificate

Successful domain transfer via RCP or API requires:


During the transfer period which can take 6 days, the current provider or the owner can reject to the transfer.

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.

Problems transferring your domain?
Please take a look at this extended article for possible solutions.



Additional notes on a .insurance transfer

  • As long as the registrant (company name, contact name and e-mail address) do not change during the transfer, no re-verification of the registrant is required.
  • If any of those data does change, the registry will start a new verification process, similar to that of a new domain name or a trade (owner change).
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode,email
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time Max. 6 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .insurance domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • requested as a normal domain update via RCP or API
  • processed realtime
  • both previous and new registrant will receive an e-mail. This is a notification only, no action is required.
  • registrant e-mail address verification applies
  • Domain owner verification required - registry will send e-mails to old and new owner with explanations. Process is similar to domain registration verification process

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

 

If as part of the update the domain owner’s e-mail address changes, we’re obliged to start a contact verification process if this new e-mail address was not verified before.

Delete

Explicit delete

  • Requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime
  • will directly result in quarantine (redemption period)  (no soft quarantine applies)


Expiration
In case the domain expires (not renewed in time);

  • will not be deleted directly at the registry
  • will lead to soft quarantine, followed by regular quarantine

Restore / reactivate

  • restore / reactivation supported via RCP or API
  • quarantine periods can be found under
    Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period
  • After quarantine, 5 days PendingDelete period (restore not possible)
Registry
Domain lifecycle
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z, 0-9, -
  • IDN characters: yes
  • Registration period: 1-10 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.
  • Soft quarantine period: 44 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: 28 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The domain name must match the registrant's trademark, trade name or service mark.
  • Strict eligibility requirements apply. Summarized, the registrant must be a insurance-related entity. This eligibility validation is performed before initial registration and each next year. Full information can be found in the registry's eligibility policy.
  • Ineligible domains may still be accepted by the registry in some cases, but those domains will not resolve. Please refer to the eligibility policies for full information.
  • DNSSEC is required
  • Only in-zone nameservers (nameservers within the .insurance zone like ns1.yourdomainname.insurance) may be used.
  • If you reseller .insurance domains to your customers, two-factor authentication is required.
  • Domain fees for requests that could not be validated will be refunded only partially.
  • SSL certificate is required. The registry has added the complete .insurance zone to the HSTS preload list to enforce this requirement.
Policies
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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