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Domains under .BY extension were created in year 1994 to offer the Country code Top Level Domain for Belarus and is managed by Reliable Software, Ltd. (cctld.by)
A .BY can be used and registered by anyone or any corporation. Violating rights of third parties, names against moral and ethnic standards, and any other names contrary to to the laws of the Republic of Belarus are prohibited.
.by domain rates and features
Domain rates .by
- New domain registrations are not allowed
- Domain length between 3 and 63 characters
- IDN characters are not permitted
- Allows DNS modification
- DNSSEC not allowed
- When the transfer ends, the expiration date doesn’t change
.by domain life cycle
.by domain regulations
Index of regulations
This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.
This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.
.by domain registrations aren't immediate. Average duration of the registration process: up to 5 days.
To complete .BY domain transfer, you'll need your current registrar to provide you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key to verify the ownership of the domain.
Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars provide manual transfers allowing transfers to be completed on the same day, contact your current registrar to find out if they offer this service.
When the transfer ends, the expiration date doesn't change.
The renewal of .BY domains is different than with other extensions.
It's necessary to request the domain renewal at least 22 days before the domain expiration.
In case the renewal request is done after this date, the correct renewal is not guaranteed.
It's possible to request a cancellation of your .BY domain, visit the support center to open a support ticket. Please note, cancelling a name does not provide a refund of any registration fees.
DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.
Domain owner change
Ownership changes are done manually and have additional costs, contact us via ticket in case you're interested in it.
.by domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
- .BY don't have extra documentation.
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