.com Domain Names

Registry: VeriSign
Origin: International
Date of creation: 1985

Description: the .COM gTLD is a TLD for “commercial” sites. It is the most popular TLD on the internet and is used for all types of sites

Whois: http://registrar.verisign-grs.com/whois/
(updated in real time)


.COM domains at Gandi.net

Accrediation: Gandi has been accredited by VeriSign since February 2000
Number of domains registered by Gandi : over 460,000 .COM domains as of September 1st, 2010
Price : see .COM price list
Corresponding Gandi contract : https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and conditions

Attribution: .COM domains are open to everyone
Syntax: From 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN: Yes
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Third-level domain: None
Private registration: yes, with Gandi's Private Domain Registration service


Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: UDRP (new window)
Transfer (change of registrar): the request is launched from the website of the domain's new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar) and that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited". A confirmation e-mail will be sent (FOA) to the e-mail address of the current owner of the domain. On average the processing time for this procedure can take from 1 to 10 days
Change of owner: Available on our interface
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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