Rules and particularities of .phd domain names
.phd domains at Gandi.net
Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited .phd since March 2023.
Terms and Conditions
Assigning: .phd domains are open to everyone.
.phd is a security-focused space, meaning that HTTPS is required for all websites. The entire .phd namespace has been added to the HSTS Preload list. To work properly in browsers, you will need to obtain a SSL certificate and configure the HTTPS serving.
Syntax: From 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place and third and fourth place).
Registration period: 1 to 10 years during general availability. 1 year during Sunrise and EAP periods.
Second-level extensions: No.
Renewal: Domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date.
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, is older than 60 days and has not been transferred in the last 60 days. The transfer renews the domain name for one year.
Change of Ownership: Available on our interface, the procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. The expiration date remains unchanged.
Deletion process: Quarantine of 30 days, see this table.
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