The German North Rhine-Westphalia zone has a new tld, .NRW, which will represent that are, the industrial and economic center of the country.
The new extension will provide a space for the German people in the area, any company or individual will be able to register the domain.
Rates and features
|Registration||31,95 €||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Renewal||31,95 €||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Transfer||31,95 €||1 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Restore||115,00 €||Does not include renewal||-|
|Domain length:||1 - 63 characters|
|Residency requirements / Membership:||It's mandatory that the domain registrant has presence in the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia.|
|Transfer system:||The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year|
Extension rules .nrw
.nrw domain life cycle
Permitted characters / IDN
.nrw 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.
IDN characters are permitted in .nrw domains.
Permitted IDN character table for .nrw domains
An Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) is a domain name that can contain non ASCII characters.
- Hyphen (-)
- Digits (0-9)
- Characters (a-z)
|Character||Unicode||HTML Code||HTML Number||Unicode Table|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DIAERESIS|
IDN domains don't permit to mix different Scripts or character sets (for example, Latin, Greek or Cyrillic).
But it's possible to use different character tables for a same script.
- The Latin Script permits the use of characters of Latin-1 supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, etc.. tables.
- The Greek Script permits to combine characters of the Greek, Greek Extended, etc.. tables, doesn't permit combine them with the normal latin characters (a-z), but permits the use of numbers or hyphens.
- Other script types have their own corresponding tables.
It's mandatory that the domain registrant has presence in the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia.
This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.
.nrw domain registrations are immediate.
To complete .NRW 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.
The domains, once the transfer ends, extend they expiration date for one year
Renewing your .NRW domain only takes a minute and can completed at any time.
It's possible to request a cancellation of your .NRW 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.
We allow the usage of DNSSEC on .nrw domains. Your domain can take advantage of this additional security layer that DNS servers that are compatible with this technology can provide.
More information is available at: What is DNSSEC and how does it work
Domain owner change
Beginning December 1st, 2016, any ownership changes of .NRW domains requires both the current and new owner to accept any changes. Once the ownership change has been completed, the domain is locked and unable to be transferred for a 60-day period.
More information: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/transfer-policy-2016-06-01-en
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
- .NRW don't have extra documentation.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
Category: New domains