.name Domain Names

Registry: VeriSign
Origin: International
Date of creation: 2001

Description: the .NAME TLD is intended for use by individuals who want to have a domain name connected to their last name

Whois: https://whoisbeta.gnr.com/
(updated continuously)


.NAME with Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by VeriSign since September 2001
Number of domains managed by Gandi: over 3 000 .NAME as September 1st, 2010
Price: see .NAME price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and conditions

Assigning: .NAME domains are open to everyone, but the domain must correspond to a personal or pen name for which you have the right (see our contract for more detail)
Syntax: from 2 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: no
Private registration: yes, with Gandi's Private Domain Registration service Email forwarding: Gandi does not provide the email forwarding of the Registry for 3rd-level domains (ex: firstname.lastname.name). In order to have an address like name@lastname.name at Gandi, you need to register a second-level .name domain (ex: lastname.name)


Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: UDRP , ERDRP
Change of Registrar: You must begin the process at your 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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