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.DK

.DK is the official country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Denmark. A .DK domain name can be used and registered by anyone or any corporation


Dk.jpg
Introduced 1987
Country Denmark
Registry Hostmaster DK
IDN Capable Yes
Webpage Register .DK

Contents


Registry

TLD

.dk

Registry

HostmasterDK

Dispute Policy

Rules

Registrar

1api GmbH

WHOIS-Server

whois.dk-hostmaster.dk

WHOIS-Update

7 times a day (9am,11am,1pm,3pm,5pm,7pm,9pm)

Min. Characters

1

Max. Characters

63

Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: allowed
Limitations
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1

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IDN capable

Yes

Restore capable

Non-Realtime

Handle Updates

Supported (manual)

Registration System

semi-real-time

Allowed number of NS

2 to 7

Registry Nameservercheck

Yes

Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4

Hosts managed as

Object

Root Nameserver Update

hourly

SEC DNS Interface

not available

Transferclass

Pull

Transfer Periods

0Y

Transfer Authcode required

No

Transfer Real-Time

No

Transfer ACK by

Customer

Transfer NACK by

Customer

Transfer Lock

No

Owner Change by

Registry


Periods

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Registration Periods

1-3 years / 5 years

Add Grace Period

0 days

Accounting Period

-8 days

Finalization Period

-3 days

Failure Period

-3 days

Payment Period

-61 days

Deletion Restorable Period

90 days

Deletion Hold Period

0 days

Explicit Renewals

No

Renewal Periods

1 year


API

Domain Registration

Domains can be registered with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)

X-REGISTRANT-VATID = VatID of the company (only for companies)
X-ADMIN-VATID = VatID of the company  (only for companies)

OPTIONAL

techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>

X-DK-REGISTRANT-CONTACT = (CONTACT) | <NULL>
X-DK-ADMIN-CONTACT = (CONTACT) | <NULL>

The transferlock and authcode are only supported for USERTRANSFERS inside HEXONET. The registry itself does not support both!

Domain Transfer

The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

OPTIONAL

action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER
auth = <TEXT>
period = <PERIOD>

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 90 days and a following Deletion Hold Period of 0 days.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

If a .DK domain is deleted, HEXONET will push it to the registry, the registrant will be the future billing contact. So this is not a real deletion as only the registrant is able to delete the domain name at the registry!

Restore Domain

Restore of .DK domains can be realized by using the TransferDomain command. An authcode is not required.

Ownerchange

A Change of Registrant can only be directly processed by the registry. It can be done by the current domain owner by logging into the self-service portal on this link: .DK Self-service.

TLD specific

Registration

DK Hostmaster Agreement to Terms and Conditions:

All registrants must be aware of the following information upon registering a .DK domain:

"Your application for the specified .dk domain name will be sent to DK Hostmaster A/S. DK Hostmaster A/S will contact you per email to enter into an agreement on the right to use the domain name according to the terms and conditions that apply hereto. This is a condition for becoming registrant of the domain name. Please note that you must inter into the agreement no later than 4 days after you received the email from DK Hostmaster. In this context, you agree, pursuant to Section 18 (2) (13) of the Danish Consumer Contract Act, to renounce the right to withdraw from the agreement on the right to use the specified .dk domain name. Furthermore, you give your consent for DK Hostmaster A/S, as domain administrator, to use your personal data in accordance with its personal data policy."

If the registration was successful, the owner receives an email from HostmasterDK with a login and a Pincode. Example of a confirmation email:

ORDER CONFIRMATION

yourdomain.dk

On xx.xx.2008 we reserved the above domain name for you.
 
REGISTRANT
 --------------------------
User ID: xxxxxx-DK   Pincode: xxxx

Both User ID and '''Pincode''' are needed for the activation and further modifications of the domain.

Registrants must activate their domain and agree to the terms and conditions within 4 days of receiving this email.

Please note that you have to state the VAT-ID during the registration if the owner/admin contact is a organization (company). The VAT-ID is required and can be specified on creating or modifying the contact handle of the registrant / admin contact. Further information about creating contact handles can be found here: AddContact

Example:

command = AddDomain
domain = yourdomain.dk
...
X-REGISTRANT-VATID = VatID of the company
...
X-ADMIN-VATID = VatID of the company

Refund in case of failed registrations

If the registration of a .DK domain fails after 4 days because the registrant did not agree to the terms and conditions a full refund will be provided automatically.

In all other cases (e.g. missing activation or wrong contact data for the registrant), the registry will give NO refund of the registration fee at all and no refund will be provided.

Registrations by using an existing User ID

Customers with an existing DK-HOSTMASTER account can provide their User ID in order to place newly registered domains on their existing account. This only applies to .DK domains.

Example:

command = AddDomain
domain = yourdomain.dk
...
X-DK-REGISTRANT-CONTACT = (CONTACT)
X-DK-ADMIN-CONTACT = (CONTACT)
...

Registrations alternative registration method with registrants entering into an agreement with DK hostmaster on a resellers website

Since August 30, 2018, the .DK registry offers an alternative new registration and acceptance process where the registrant can enter through the reseller into an agreement with DK Hostmaster on the right to use a .DK domain. The requirements are described as 'Method 1' at https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/en/implementation-guide-registration-dk . If you intend to use this alternative method and have adjusted your registration flow accordingly then you can submit the required time stamp with the registration request as X-DK-AGREEMENT-ACCEPTEDDATE in UTC (e.g. as '2018-08-30 17:00:00'):

command = AddDomain
domain = yourdomain.dk
...
X-DK-AGREEMENT-ACCEPTEDDATE = (DATETIME)
...

Domain activation

To activate your registered .DK domain, please proceed as follows:

1. Visit http://dk-hostmaster.dk
2. Log in with the Login and Pincode you received by mail.
3. You will get to your "domain name list", where your domain name(s), status, and expiration date is listed.
4. Click on your domain name.
5. You will see a site called "domain name information", where the contact and nameserver information to your domain is listed.
6. On the right, you will find a Danish link: "aktiver dom├Žnenavnet". Click it.
7. You will have to re-enter your Login and Pincode.
8. WARNING! The following steps are only available in Danish! Don't click on the English link, it will guide you to the start page!

The first page again shows your owner contact data, which you have to confirm. After this confirmation, you will get a red warning message that your contact data will be provided in the official DK-WHOIS. The next page shows you 2 text areas with the General Terms and Agreements and the Policies of the .DK domain names. You have to scroll down and "read" those text areas. Then you have to click the second choose button below the text areas, which says that you have read and understood the Policies. Then you can click to the next page. The next (and last) page shows your domain name again and a checkbox. Please check the checkbox and click to the next step. Now your domain name is activated. You will receive another Danish email, confirming the activation of your domain.

In order to obtain the user id which is required to login at DKHostmaster http://dk-hostmaster.dk. This id can be found by using the objectlog at "API Library" --> "Object Log". The ID is part of the "CREATE SUCCESSFUL" entry.


Deletion of not activated domains

If the owner does not activate the registered domain name and enter into the agreement with DK Hostmaster within 4 days of receiving the email from DK Hostmaster, the registry may delete it without further warning. Please note that in such a case no refund of the registration fee is possible.


Nameserver Validation

Nameservers can only be used if are registered at HostmasterDK and the domain is correctly activated by the domain owner. 
It have to be registered and approved by DK hostmaster.

Approval of the nameserver can be requested here:
https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/en/create-name-servers

https://selvbetjening.dk-hostmaster.dk/nameserver/create

Transfer

The Transfer procedure for .DK domains is semi-automated. To transfer a .DK domain into your account, please initiate the transfer in your account using TransferDomain or the respective transfer function in the Control Panel. As soon as this has been done, we receive a message and will manually import the domain into account.

Addons

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 short time. As soon as the restore has been completed by the registry, 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.