.wales domain names


.wales is the local extension for Wales.

It includes

  • a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • LiveDNS nameservers Anycast + DNSSEC
  • 10,000 aliases and forwarding addresses

.wales domain prices



per year
  • From 1 to 10 years



  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration



per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 45 days after the domain's expiration date - $39.59
Pricing Options Prices for Canada, taxes excluded, in $ (CAD)

Other prices and periods


30 days after the late renewal period


the first year, then renewal at normal price

Owner Change


Does not change the expiration date

Period before release

Pending Delete

5 days

after the restoration period

Rules and particularities of .wales domain names

Creation date

Related Contract

View the .wales contract

.wales domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by Nominet since October 2014

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .wales domain names are open to everyone during the General Availability
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place and third and fourth place)
IDN (accented domain names): yes
Registration period: One year during Sunrise, Limited Registration Period, and Landrush
from 1 to 10 years during GoLive.
Second-level extensions: no


(Registration: )
-Sunrise Period
If multiple applications are received, the applicant who can adduce proofs of use of his trademark in Wales will prevail. If both applicants can adduce proof of use in Wales or neither of them, auctions will be held.-Limited Registration Period for owners of trademarks valid in Wales:Third parties can apply to register a domain name provided they can adduce proof of use in Wales of their registered or common law trademark -Landrush
Open to everyone-General Availability
Open to everyoneRenewal: No later than 45 days before the expiration date domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date.
Disputes: UDRP / URS / Alternative dispute resolution procedures
Transfer (change of Registrar): The process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, will not expire in less than 90 days, is older than 60 days and was not transferred the past 60 days. The successful transfer depends on your validation (by e-mail), and will renew the domain for 1 year.
Change of Ownership: Available online via our website. The expiration date remains unchanged
Deletion process: Quarantine of 30 days, see the table on this page.

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