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

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • owner, admin and technical contact

 

  • If you intend to use the domain name as a trademark:
    • You must be the holder or exclusive licensee of a verbal trademark registered in Andorra.
      Persons not resident in Andorra must be represented in dealings with the Andorran Trademark Office (OMPA) by an accredited agent.
      A work mark is required.
      Figurative marks are not accepted for registrations.
    • Apply for the Office of State Emblems and Signs (Servei de Signes d'Estat) for authorization of use .ad in a domain name.
      The domain name applied for must be identical to the registered trademark.

 

  • If you intend to use the domain name as a trade name:
    • You must be the holder of a trade name registered in Andorra (this is only available to Andorran citizens or persons resident in Andorra for over 20 years)
    • Apply for the Office of State Emblems and Signs (Servei de Signes d'Estat) for authorization of use .ad in a domain name.
      The domain name applied for must be identical to the registered trade name.

Successful domain transfer via RCP or API requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • owner, admin and technical contact
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 .ad domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

Please contact our support department if you want to change the domain holder.

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API

Delete

Restore / reactivate

Registry
  • Registry: Andorra Telecom
  • Registry whois:
  • Registry web based whois:
  • Registry zonefile updates:
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z, 0-9, -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 2 years
  • 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: 30 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? yes
  • Two responsive nameservers are required
Policies
  • http://www.nic.ad/angles/comregistrar_e.htm
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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