This article describes the procedures and requirements of .madrid domain names.
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.madrid domain registration↓
Registration during the launch phases
For exact timing and pricing information for the launch phases, please refer to our New gTLD calendar.
During the first 80 days of .madrid, between the 16th of July 2019 and the 3rd of October 2019, priority registrations are accepted in the Sunrise and Landrush phase in four categories:
Apply for a Sunrise or Landrush domain in your control through the menu New gTLDs > Domain application.
Until the 3rd of October, the registry will collect all applications; no domains are assigned or registered yet. At the end of the launch phase, the registry will investigate for each domain name who will be the rightful owner:
On the 10th of October, at 13:00 UTC, the General Availability will open. If you want to be sure that we submit your domain names exactly at that moment (giving you the best chances of getting your domains), pre-order your domains with Openprovider. This is free of charge and you can cancel your pre-registration at any time, until the 8th of October.
At the 8th of October, we will prepare the registrations: we will charge the pre-registered domains to your account and lock them for further changes. At the 10th of October we will inform you about the results.
Pre-register your domains in the control panel through the menu New gTLDs > New pre-registration.
Immediately after the pre-registrations are processed, you can register your .madrid domains through the normal process (similar to that of any other gTLD). The only difference is that, during the "Trademark Claims Period" (until the 9th of January 2020), we will check each domain registration against a list of validated trademarks. If there is a match, we will send a "trademark claims notification" e-mail to the domain holder, which must be acknowledged within 48 hours. Only then we will register the domain.
Did you know you can completely personalise the trademark claims notification e-mail?
You can register a .madrid domain through our API or control panel. This registration is real time and requires the following information:
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.
.madrid domain transfer↓
You can start the .madrid domain transfer through our API or control panel.
This transfer requires the following information:
A transfer for a .madrid 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 .madrid 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 .madrid domains is available.|
.madrid domain update and trade (owner change)↓
Update owner (trade)
Update other data
A change of ownership for a .madrid 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.
.madrid 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.
.madrid 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: