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Introduced 2015
Category Professions
Registry NOMINET
IDN Capable Yes
Dispute Policy ICANN Rules
Webpage Register .ABOGADO
Legal Information
Legal Eligibility Criteria


Registrant Eligibility Requirements and Use

In order to be eligible to register (and continue to be a registrant of) a domain name in .ABOGADO, the registrant must be a Qualified Lawyer. For the purposes of this Eligibility Policy, a Qualified Lawyer is a professional who is licensed to practice law by an approved regulator of legal services in a given jurisdiction.

A Qualified Lawyer must be identifiable as a currently licensed practitioner in the public records kept by the relevant approved regulator. Therefore, using a registrar proxy or privacy service or any other service having an equivalent effect are prohibited.

More information on the eligibility criteria for registering a .ABOGADO domain may be found here.

Optional Information For Registration and Use of a .ABOGADO Domain

At the point of registration or shortly after registration, the following fields may be provided for .ABOGADO registrations. Please note that as of January 7th, 2019, these fields will no longer be required.

  • The name of their Regulator
  • The date of their registration with their Regulator
  • The reference number of their registration with their Regulator
  • The jurisdiction of their Regulator






Dispute Policy



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5 min.

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

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IDN capable


Restore capable


Handle Updates


Registration System


Allowed number of NS

0 to 10

Registry Nameservercheck


Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4 / IPv6

Hosts managed as


Root Nameserver Update

random times a day

SEC DNS Interface

DS data interface



Transfer Periods


Transfer Authcode required


Transfer Real-Time


Transfer ACK by


Transfer NACK by


Transfer Lock


Owner Change by


Trade Real-Time


Transfer included



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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

45 days

Deletion Hold Period

5 days

Explicit Renewals


Renewal Periods

1-9 years


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-abogado-accept-highly-regulated-tac = 1


x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-accreditation-id = (ACCREDITATION-ID)
x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-accreditation-body = (ACCREDITATION-BODY)
x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-accreditation-year = (ACCREDITATION-YEAR)
x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-jurisdiction-cc = (COUNTRYCODE)
x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-jurisdiction-state = (STATE)
auth = (TEXT) | (NULL)
period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)

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.
As soon as a domain transfer has been initiated it can either be approved ("ACK") by Registrar or denied ("NACK") by Registrar.

Please note that HEXONET is acting in compliance with ICANN Transfer Guidelines. The respective policies can be viewed under :

As soon as you have submitted a transfer request, the HEXONET system start the transfer through the official registry and the losing registrar will receive the transfer request. The losing registrar will then send an email to the domain registrant/administrative contact, allowing them to deny the pending transfer. If there is no response received within 5 days, the transfer will automatically be processed.

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)


auth = (TEXT)


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

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 45 days and a following Deletion Hold Period of 5 days.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

Restore Domain

Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 45 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)


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


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>

A Change of Registrar with the simultaneous change in the Registrant is not possible. Please be aware that domain name must be already managed by us. If the domain is currently managed by another registrar there are two possibilities:
   1.) first step: transfer the domain to us, second step: trade the domain with us.
   2.) first step: trade the domain with the current registrar, second step: transfer the domain to us.

command = ModifyDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)


ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
x-abogado-accept-highly-regulated-tac = 1

TLD specific


X-ABOGADO-ACCEPT-HIGHLY-REGULATED-TAC=1: The confirmation that the registrant is qualified to register a .ABOGADO domain by meeting the eligibility criteria (provided here) and that they guarantee that the information provided for their registration is true and accurate.

Additionally the following information is optional, and will no longer be required as of January 7th, 2019:
x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-accreditation-id = (ACCREDITATION-ID)
x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-accreditation-body = (ACCREDITATION-BODY)
x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-accreditation-year = (ACCREDITATION-YEAR)
x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-jurisdiction-cc = (COUNTRYCODE)
x-registrant-qualified-lawyer-jurisdiction-state = (STATE)

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 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



ICANN Whois Data Reminder Policy (WDRP)

At least annually, a registrar must present to the registrant the current Whois information, and remind the registrant that provision of false Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of his domain name registration. Registrants must review their Whois data, and make any corrections.

ICANN Registrar Data Escrow Program (RDE)

Under the data escrow provision of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), all ICANN-accredited registrars must regularly deposit a backup copy of their gTLD registration data with ICANN through ICANN's arrangement with Iron Mountain or they may elect to use a Third Party Provider of RDE services that has been approved by ICANN.

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.