The registration of .ph domains (Philippines) is open and doesn't have any residence restrictions, this means that they can be registered by any private person or company, whatever their country of residence is.
The extension is managed by the dotPH since year 1999 and is a very popular extension in Philippines.
Rates and features
Extension rules .ph
.ph domain life cycle
|Domain available||Domain active||Renew grace period||Domain available|
.ph 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.
.ph domain registrations are immediate.
To be able to complete .PH domain transfers you'll need your current registrar to give you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key, with it you'll be able to verify your domain's ownership.
Improtant: Some registrars don't have the authcode usage implemented in their systems for .PH domains, in this case it is possible to initiate their transfer without this code, if this is your case you simply need to contact us using our ticket system in order to be able to initiate it correctly. The transfer must be accepted in less than 7 days by the current registrar in order to have it completed, it the transfer is not accepted it will be automatically cancelled.
Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars allow to accept transfers manually, contact your current registrar and find out if they offer this service, in this case the transfer will complete the same day.
When the transfer ends, the expiration date doesn't change.
The renewal of .PH domains is different than with other extensions.
It's necessary to request the domain renewal at least 12 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 .PH 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 .ph 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
Unfortunately it's not possible to make ownership changes in this type of domain names.
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
- .PH don't have extra documentation.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
We are a dotPH accredited registrar.