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<div style="font-size: 250%;">'''.ECO'''</div><br/>
<div style="font-size: 250%;">'''.ECO'''</div><br/>

Latest revision as of 19:43, 3 November 2021


The .ECO domain extension is one of the most anticipated new top level domains. And it is the only mission-based, impact-focused top level domain endorsed by the global environment community. .ECO is a trusted symbol for those that do good in the world; it's only available to people, organizations, companies and products that are committed to the environment.

For more information on the process of registering a .ECO domain, see below.


Introduced 2017
Category Other
Registry Big Room Inc.
IDN Capable No
Dispute Policy ICANN Rules
Webpage Register .ECO
Legal Information
Legal Registry Policies


[edit] Registry





Dispute Policy



1api GmbH



5 minutes

Min. Characters


Max. Characters


Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: allowed
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1

{{{Possible Extensions}}}

IDN capable


Restore capable


Handle Updates

Supported (partially)

Registration System


Allowed number of NS

0 to 10

Registry Nameservercheck


Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4 / IPv6

Hosts managed as


Root Nameserver Update


SEC DNS Interface

DS data interface



Transfer Periods


Transfer Authcode required


Transfer Real-Time


Transfer Lock


Owner Change by


[edit] Periods

{{{Possible Extensions}}}

Registration Periods

1-10 years

Add Grace Period

0 days

Accounting Period

-5 days

Finalization Period

1 day

Failure Period

44 days

Payment Period

-61 days

Deletion Restorable Period

30 days

Deletion Hold Period

5 days

Explicit Renewals


Renewal Periods

1-9 years

[edit] API

[edit] Domain Registration

Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)


ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)
x-eco-accept-highly-regulated-tac = 1


auth = (TEXT) | (NULL)
period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)

[edit] Domain Transfer

The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.
A valid Authorization Code must be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the losing registrar.
Domain transfers are processed in Real-Time.

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)


auth = (TEXT)


period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)

[edit] Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 30 days and a following Deletion Hold Period of 5 days.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

[edit] Restore Domain

Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 30 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)


subuser = (TEXT)
renewalmode = (NULL) | (TEXT)

[edit] Ownerchange

All contact information with the exception of registrant Name, Firstname and Organisation can be updated through the ModifyDomain command.
In order to change the owner you have to request a trade with the TradeDomain command. This can be done through our web interface or through our API:

command = TradeDomain
domain = <DOMAIN>
ownercontact0 = <CONTACT>
command = ModifyDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)


ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)

[edit] TLD Specific

[edit] Registering Your .ECO Domain: Activation Overview

.ECO domain names will remain on "server hold" status and cannot be used until you 1) complete a .ECO Profile and 2) pledge your support to positive change for the planet and to be honest when sharing environmental actions.

[edit] The .ECO Profile

A .ECO Profile is a free service provided by the .ECO Registry that allows you to publicly showcase your positive environmental actions at Once your .ECO Profile is complete, your domain will be active.

[edit] Activation Flow

Upon successful registration of a .ECO domain, you will receive an email invitation to activate a .ECO Profile and take the pledge at the registry's website. Reminder emails will be sent 3, 7, 14, and 30 days after registration to remind those who have not activated their .ECO Profile and taken the pledge to do so.

Email subject: Activate [mydomain].eco

Once an account is created at the registry, registrants will receive a confirmation email that their .ECO user account has been successfully created. Reminder emails will be sent 3, 7, 14, and 30 days after creation if necessary to remind registrants to complete their .ECO Profile.

Email subject: Welcome to .eco!

When the registrant successfully completes their .ECO Profile, they will receive one final email informing them that their .ECO Profile is complete and that their domain is now active.

Email subject: [mydomain].eco is now active!

Note: All activation emails from the registry will be sent to the Registrant Contact from the address <[email protected]>.


All .ECO domain names will be first registered with “server hold” status pending the completion of the minimum requirements of the Eco Profile, namely, the .ECO registrant 1) affirming their compliance with the .ECO Eligibility Policy and 2) pledging to support positive change for the planet and to be honest when sharing information on their environmental actions. The registrant will be emailed with instructions on how to create an Eco Profile. Once these steps have been completed, the .ECO domain will be immediately activated by the registry.

More information on registration and eligibility policies may be found at the registry's website:

[edit] Authorization code

There are special requirements regarding the format of the authorization code. Please consider the following restrictions, if you want to assign a new authorization code to a .ECO domain:

  • Minimum 8 characters
  • having at least one (1) numeric,
  • one (1) alphabetic, and
  • one (1) special character

You may generate a valid random auth code by adding this parameter to the ModifyDomain command:

command = ModifyDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)


generaterandomauth = 1

[edit] Addons

The following overview shows you all available Domain Addons which can be used for this special kind of TLD. It also shows the respective API parameters which are required to activate the Domain Addons:

Addon Class Parameter to (de)activate *1) Renewal term *2) Affected Parameters *3)

*1) Parameter to (de)activate: When accessing our backend through the API, you can either activate the addon with X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEE-TAC=1 or deactivate it with
*2) Renewal Term: Is the minimum renewal term of the "Addon Class"
*3) If you are using a "Proxy" Domain Addon normally all contact handles are affected (registrant, admin, tech, and billing contact).

[edit] RegistrarOC

Restore Process

To restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, you simply have to execute the RestoreDomain command. HEXONET directly forwards the restore request to the registry, which performs the restore in real-time. As soon as the restore is complete, the domain will get assigned to your account with the original domain data.

Please do not initiate a restore directly at the registry (e.g. using the registrar webinterface). All restore operations must be performed through our system.