Conditions for domain names under GL domain

1. Domain name

A domain name is composed of letters from A to Z and/or numbers from 0 to 9 including the possibility of using a hyphen as a separator.

A domainname must be provided by at least 2 Domain Name Serveres (DNS)

2. Declaration

A declaration of a domain name is a registration and activation of a domain name. It is not possible to reserve a domain name for future use.

Upon declaration, the applicant must sign a waiver that states that the domain name does not infringe on existing copyright law (for trademarks, or the like). Tusass does not investigate nor does it take responsibility for infringements on the rights of a outside party. All litigation shall be between the owner/user of the domain name. Tusass is not responsible for the registration or use of the users domain name.

3. Registration

Tusass registers the date and time of the receipt of the declaration. Under the condition that the desired domain name is not already registered will Tusass then register the domain name as active after the DNS servers existence has been confirmed. Tusass does not investigate the DNS servers correct entry for the domain name since this responsibility lies solely with the applicant. When the application has been processed written confirmation will be sent to the applicant.

An application can take up to 14 days to complete.

4. Transfer

The user of a domain name can transfer use of the name to a another party. The transfer shall contain information on the present user, future user, the current provider of Name Service and future provider of Name Service, and confirmation that all of the above parties are in agreement with such transfer.

5. Payment

An administrative fee is required for applications.

Tusass charge an annual fee to cover the costs involved in the maintenance of a domain name service.

6. Authorization, cancellation and breach of contract

The users right to the domain name is first authorized after Tusass sends its approval in writing.

Authorization of a domain name may be recalled in the case of late or missing payment.

7. Automated Registration

If a domain is registered/updated or otherwise modified using GL Registry provided interfaces, all requirements for signed waivers are waived. Any party using such an interface, must as a condition of registration, ensure that the registrant they’re acting for understands and accepts this agreement. In addition Tusass may administratively terminate a domain registration, if the registrant is found to have violated any conditions herein.

8. Modification of terms

Tusass may modify this agreement by publishing an updated version on http://nic.gl, at least a month before the changes go into effect. In addition Tusass will make a best-effort attempt to inform registrants and other relevant parties of updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check the status of my domain?

Use the whois service at whois.nic.gl, this can be accessed using the web interface at http: //whois.nic.gl.

This will also show you the expiry time of your domain, the nameservers it uses, which domain registrar your domain is registered with (Legacy means it's registered directly using a form) and most of the contact information associated with the domain.

My domain is listed as expiring the 1 January, why?

The .GL Registry is currently in flux with the introduction of the new Registrar program, and in general the improvements associated with having an actual whois system, which .GL never had before. As a consequence, legacy domains that haven't yet been renewed for this year, or where we haven't yet updated the status following a renewal, will show up as expiring on the 1st of January. Please allow at least a month from your date of payment, after that feel free to contact us if you're sure you've paid for the renewal.

This is only relevant for Legacy registrations, registrar controlled domains will show the right status immediately on renewal.

A domain is listed as expiring on the 1 January, can I register it?

No, please see the previous answer for the reason why. The domain MAY become available, but domains beyond their expiry date are NOT free for registration, only a return answer of "not registered" will mean the domain is free for registration.

For how many years can we register a domain?

We generally prefer 1 year registrations for now, however 2 year registrations are enabled. The reason for this limitation is that the pricing is currently being reconsidered, and we don't want multi-year registrants to feel cheated in that process.

How do we transfer a legacy domain into to our account?

Use the transfer mechanism (EPP/HTTP) with a valid auth code. Legacy domains are not protected with domain locks, and will therefore transfer immediately if the gaining registrar provides a correct auth code. Any registrant or administrative contact for a domain can obtain the auth codes for a legacy domain by using the http://keys.nic.gl facility, if their email address is properly registered with their domain.

How do we change the ownership of a domain?

Change the registrant contact, we do not keep separate ownership information, nor do we require an ownership change form for registrar controlled domains.

Does transferring of a domain between registrars result in an automatic 1-year renewal of a domain?

No. But any registrar is free to bundle a transfer with a renewal. This can also be achieved by modifying the auto-renew settings on transfer, under automation in your HTTP interface account settings.

Are there any costs for a domain transfer?

Not currently, but we do intend to add a small transfer fee in the future, to limit any misuse/overuse of the transfer functionality. We will notify all Registrars when it's introduced.

Do you have a redemption period?

Yes, 30 days redemption on domain deletion.

Do you have a grace period?

Yes, a 24 hour grace period. This also applies to auto-renew.

Do you use/allow IDN?

No, nor are there plans to support it.

What is the minimum/maximum amount of characters allowed?

We allow from 1 to 63 characters, in other words our only limitations are technical limits.

What is the maximum number of EPP connections allowed per registrar?

The registry currently has a hard limit of 512 EPP connections. However we reserve 2 connections for
each Registrar, to prevent any accidental DoS and to ensure that every Registrar can always connect to
the Registry, the rest of the connections are available on-demand to any Registrar, under normal
conditions no client should hit a limit.

How long does it take for a modification to take effect in the .GL zone?

Worst case time is 31 minutes (During normal operation). This includes registrations, nameserver
updates, suspensions and anything else affecting the zone.

How long does it take for a contact modification to take effect in the whois?

Changes to contacts are applied almost instantaneously.

Do you support IPv6 nameservers?