.IM domains pertain to the Isle of Man, a British Crown Dependency. .IM domains were created in year 1996 but it wasn't possible to register them by any person or company till year 2006, date where the extension was opened to all the World.
The extension has a lot of popularity because it's used by famous Instant Messaging programs for their official websites.
The extension is managed by Nic.im.
Rates and features
Extension rules .im
.im domain life cycle
|Domain available||Domain active||Domain available|
.im 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.
This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.
This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.
.im domain registrations are immediate.
To complete .IM 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 .IM domains is different than with other extensions.
It's necessary to request the domain renewal at least 4 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 .IM 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
.IM domains permit automatic owner changes, you'll be able to change this data from your client area.
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
- .IM don't have extra documentation.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock