.im Domain Names

Registry: nic.im
Origin: Isle of Man
Date of creation: 1996

Description: the .IM ccTLD is the official extension of the Isle of Man.
It is often used for instant messaging services.
Whois: Updated in real-time. See here.


.IM domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by nic.im since January 2008.
Price: See the .IM price list
Associated Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: Anyone can register a .IM.
Syntax: From 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (other than in first or last position).
Registration period : 1 or 2 years.
Third-level domain: No (except third-level domains that have been issued in the past and that remain valid)
Private domain registration: yes, with Gandi's option Whois privacy


Renewal: the domain is deleted one day before the expiration date, and then cannot be restored.
Disputes: IMDRP.
Change of owner: besides Gandi's usual ownership change process (authorizations by e-mail), it is also mandatory to connect on the Registry's website, and to send authorizations to the Registry. More details in our contract.
Transfer (change of Registrar): an auth-code must be requested by the current owner, from the current Registrar. If this is a transfer to Gandi, a request for authorization will be sent by e-mail to the owner or the administrative contact of the domain. Before requesting the transfer of the domain, please be sure that your domain name does not expire soon (we recommend that you start the transfer request at least one month before the domain's expiration). The transfer does not include any renewal.
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