.NAME Domain Names

Create or transfer your domain name in .name from $15.60 per year all included.
  • Registry


  • Origin


  • Date of creation


  • Description

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

  • Whois


    (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 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


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
Registration period10 years max. Register a .name
Renewal period9 years max. Renew a .name
Late renewal period
(domain suspended)
45 days
Restoration period30 days Restore a .name
Period before release
(Pending Delete)
5 days
Minimum period before a transfer60 days Transfer a .name

Prices include Gandi's full range of services.

If you manage a larger portfolio of domain names, B to E rates are available with a discount of up to 50%.

Prices for United States, in $ (USD), for A rates. Change

Registration price/year 1 to 10 years $15.60
Renew price/year 1 to 9 years $15.60
Transfer - $15.60
Owner change - Free
Restore (more info) 1 year $65.60