.name domain names


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

It includes

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

Why .name?

Why choose a .name domain name?

Originally intended to mean "last name," .name was launched in January 2002 and let individuals use their names to create a website. Organizations and businesses can also protect their brand name with the .name doain ending. The name used doesn't have to be a family name: it could be a first name, the name of a brand, even an individual's nickname. You can register a .name domain name for anywhere between one and three years and can be renewed after that.

Offer a personal touch with a .name domain name

The .name domain ending is very effective for all individuals or businesses that want to promote their identity and to make it more known online. This domain ending is also compatible with DNSSEC, which lets anyone visiting your site to do so securely, giving your business a reliable and secure image.

Cultivate your business's identity with a .name domain name

A .name domain name can be composed of between 3 and 63 characters, and it's possible to include characters from other alphabets. Names come from around the world, which can give your .name domain name an international outlook.

.name domain prices



per year
  • From 1 to 10 years



  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration
  • 60 days minimum after domain registration



per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 45 days after the domain's expiration date - £17.99
Pricing Options Prices for United Kingdom, taxes included, in £ (GBP)

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 .name domain names

Creation date

Related Contract

View the .name contract

.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, 2010Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and conditions

Assigning: .NAME domain names 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
Second-level extensions: no
Email Forwarding : warningGandi do not provide the Registry forwarding email for .name domains of third level.(of type firstname.lastname.name). To have a redirection of the form firstname@lastname.name with Gandi, you must reserve a second level .name (of type 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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