Unrestricted New gTLDs

The Basics

The New gTLD program saw some exciting new TLDs come into the market place. There are a good few to the list and confusion over what rules govern them compared to historic generics as well as other New gTLDs. This article aims to answer those burning questions and easily identify those TLDs that fall in-line with each other in terms of rules of Registration, Transfer, Updates & the technical spec behind each. Further down this page has the compiled list of all New gTLDs falling in-line with one another.

Admin & Tech Rules

Registration Time: real-time

Registration period: 1-10 years

Renewal period: 1-10 years

Allowed character length: 1 - 63 characters

Allowed characters: a-z, 0-9, -

TLDs support: IPv6, DNSsec, IDN & WhoisPrivacy

Transfer locks possible: yes

Renewal on transfer: yes

Transfer time: 5 days

Authcode length: 16 - 48 characters

Allowed Nameservers: 1 - 10

Autorenew Grace Period: 35 days

Deletion Timeframe: 35 days after expiration date

Redemption Period: 30 days

WHOIS Update: real-time

Transfer procedures

  • After the transfer has been requested, our backend system sends a confirmation email to the Owner according to the WHOIS of the respective domain. In order to initiate the transfer successfully it is important, that this email is confirmed.
  • After confirmation the transfer is initiated through the official registry and the losing registrar will receive the transfer request.
  • The losing registrar will also send an email to the Owner. allowing them to deny the transfer. If you do not respond to the email of the losing registrar, then the transfer will get processed successfully after 5 days.

If the Email-Address in the WHOIS is invalid, then the transfer cannot be processed.If this is the case, then kindly contact your current registrar and ask him to update the WHOIS information accordingly.

Transfer notes

  • An unresctricted New gTLD domain transfer must be initiated with a so-called authorisation code, which can be obtained from the current registrar through the owner of the domain.
  • Ensure that your respective domain does not have a lock-status (REGISTRAR-LOCK or HOLD). This can be seen in the WHOIS.
  • If the domain is locked, then the owner can demand that the domain will be unlocked.
  • Please note that we are only allowed to initiate a gTLD transfer after confirmation of the "ICANN Form of Authorization" by the current registrant. The policies can be viewed under http://www.icann.org/transfers/
  • After a successful transfer of the domain, it will be transfer locked from the registry for a period of 60 days.


The format for auth info requires a minimum length of 16 characters and a maximum length of 48 characters.Additionally, auth info must contain at least two of each of the following three character types:

  • Alphabetic characters: a-z; A-Z
  • Numeric characters: 1-9
  • Special characters: -.,:;[]{}_+=@#$^*?!~


The 'Big List' of all New gTLDs in GA and open to all; no restrictions and available on a first-come, first-served basis (as well as adhering to the basic rules above too):



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