.at Domains (Austria)

.at Domains are managed by nic.at located in Salzburg. (www.nic.at)

The exact release date for deleted .at domains is not announced beforehand.

Domains are however not released immediately after deletion from their registry, but are in a several weeks „cool down“ period. Domains in this state can be ordered through realtime.at.

Everyone (person, organisation, company), independent of his residence, can be owner of an .at domain.

If you want to transfer your domain to another provider (REG-TRANSFER), the new registrar has to initiate this. You will need no form/verification from the former registrar / us whatsoever.

nic.at sends an e-mail to the owners e-mail address with an individual link leading to a nic.at confirmation-page. There you have the choice to accept or reject the REG-TRANSFER.

If you need to initiate an ownerchange, only the current registrar can do this, or the new registrar directly in the course of a REG-TRANSFER.

.be Domains (Belgium)

.be domains are managed by dns.be located in Brussels. (www.dns.be)

Everyone (person, organisation, company), independent of his residence, can be owner of a .be domain.

The releasedate for deleted .be domains is known beforehand. It is exactly 40 days after deletion. During this time the deleted domain is in the state of QUARANTINE. Every domain in this state can be ordered through realtime.at

If you filled in the handle-field „organisation“, dns.be will publish the complete owner information in the whois. If the handle-field „organisation“ is left empty, dns.be will publish only e-mail address and language of the owner (registrant).

If you want to transfer your .be domain to another .be registrar (Transfer), the new registrar has to initiate this. You will need the authorisation code of the domain. This code can be found in „My account“ – „Domains“

For an ownership-change you will also need this authorisation code.

Deleted domains go into the state of QUARANTINE and will be released again by dns.be exactly 40 days after the deletion.

.ch and .li Domains (Switzerland and Liechtenstein)

.ch and .li domains are managed by SWITCH located in Zurich. (www.nic.ch)

The exact release date for deleted .ch/.li domains is not announced beforehand.

Domains are however not released immediately after deletion from their registry, but are in a two week „cool down“ period. Domains in this state can be ordered through realtime.at.

Everyone (person, organisation, company), independent of his residence, can be owner of a .ch/.li domain.

If you want to transfer your .ch/.li domain to another registrar (Transfer), the new registrar has to initiate this. You will need the authorisation code of the domain. This code can be found in „My account“ – „Domains“

If you need to initiate an ownerchange, only the current registrar can do this, or the new registrar directly in the course of a transfer.

.de Domains (Germany)

.de domains are managed by DENIC eG located in Frankfurt, Germany (www.denic.de).

The releases date of deleted .de domains is normally not known. Domains are not released immediate after deletion by the registry but are kept in a Redemption Grace Period (RGP) for some weeks. Domains can be ordered in this period on realtime.at.

The official registry DENIC is asking either for a German owner or Admin-C address.

For transferring your .de domain to another provider you need to ask your new provider to initiate the transfer of the domain with an Authorization Code. You are able receive this code in your account under „My account“ – „Domains“.

Changing the owner of a .de domain is no problem at all and no form or AuthCode is necessary.

.eu Domains (European Union)

.eu domains are managed by EURid located in Brussels. (www.eurid.eu)

The owner (person, organisation, company) of a .eu domain must be a resident of the european union.

The release date for deleted .eu domains is known beforehand. It is exactly 40 days after deletion. During this time the deleted domain is in the state QUARANTINE. Every domain in this state can be ordered through realtime.at

If you filled in the handle-field "organisation", EURid.eu will publish the complete owner information in the whois. If the handle-field "organisation" is left empty, EURid.eu will publish only e-mail address and language of the owner (registrant).

If you want to transfer your .eu domain to another .eu registrar (TRANSFER), the new registrar has to initiate this. You will need the Authorization Code (Auth-Code) of the domain. The Auth-Code can be requested in our webinterface at "My account" - "Domains".

An ownerchange is possible anytime. If you need to initiate an ownerchange, only the current registrar can do this, or the new registrar directly after a TRANSFER.