Frequently Asked Questions
It is a set of alphanumeric characters used to identify a computer in Internet.
Every computer in Internet has an unique address called IP address (Internet Protocol Address), since these addresses are difficult to remember the Domain Names System (DNS) allows to use a Domain Name instead of the IP address and the DNS translates the domain names in IP addresses in order that the communication is possible between different machines connected to the Net.
In other words, a Domain Name is a simple form of Internet address designed to allow to the users to locate Internet sites in an easy way.
A Domain name consists of two or more etiquettes separated by the point “.”
In our case DO are the letters assigned to the Top Level Domain for the space of names corresponding to the Dominican Republic in the Domain Name System (DNS). The above mentioned letters are taken from the table of code of country according to the ISO norm 3166-1 alpha2.
The domain name system (DNS) consists of a directory organized hierarchically, of all the domain names and their corresponding computers registered by a person or particular company using the Internet. When a domain name is registered, this one is associated with the computer in Internet that is designated and from this computer it is possible to create a web site which will be accessible to the Internet user about the world.
To have a domain name allows you to have presence in Internet, this means that you can have services in Internet as for example: a web page, e-mail or electronic commerce.
Yes, from Dic. 10, 2009 NIC DO has begun to register domains names under .do directly.
Yes, nevertheless you must be careful not to violate the rights of others. As for the domain name in strict sense it is necessary to observe the following thing:
You must send your request using the form established for these purposes in our web page at http://www.nic.do/registro/add-d.php3
When a domain name is registered in .do we are identifying with the Dominican Republic, technically there is no difference between registering a domain name .com or .do since the Internet is global and both can be acceded from any part of the world in Internet.
For these domain names ICANN has several companies accredited. In the following links you can have the complete information
NIC DO only register the domain names in order that they could be announced in Internet, if you want to have a web page or other services you must contact to some company that provides these services.
When you send a request for the domain name register it is delegated for a period of time that can be extended by means of the renovation, the domain names are not sold therefore must not be considered to be a property of the registrant. Nevertheless during the time of delegation will be considered to be a holder of the domain name the person or organization to which the name was delegated and will have as representative the administrative contact specified during the process of register.
Your name or your company must be in the information related to the Holder or Registrant of the domain name in NIC DO´s database, otherwise you must contact us immediately and ask how to update this information.
You can consult NIC DO´s database in http://www.nic.do/whois-h.php3
To register a domain name you must provide all the information specified in the registration form:
A Domain Name Server (DNS) is a computer with specific characteristics that allows to offer some service in a network as for example the hosting for domain names that are registered in Internet.
To have more than one server provides redundancy in the service allowing that the domain name could be solved in case of failure of one server.
It is very important to keep all the information of the contacts updated, specially the e-mails accounts since all our communication is based principally on the e-mail. In case of some emergency it is necessary to have the way of communicating with our clients. If the contacts change, the new contacts must be reported immediately NIC DO to avoid future problems.
NIC DO takes from 24 to 72 hours to complete the process of domain name register and to have the domain name available in Whois's database. After the domain name is registered is needed a time for the propagation of the DNS servers of the domain name in Internet.
No, the domain name cannot be modified, you can only modify the information related with the domain name, like contacts, emails account or telephone numbers.
All the modifications must be requested for our web page choosing the option "Modification Request" at http://www.nic.do/modi/ingles/add-d.php3
You can request all the modifications that are needed without any cost.
After the administrative contact confirms the requested changes NIC DO will realize them as soon as possible before of 24 workable hours.
This information is published in the section of tariffs.
You can pay until 10 years of renewals.
You can consult the expiration date of a domain name choosing the option "Whois" in our web page at http://www.nic.do/whois-hin.php3
See the available payment options at Payment Methods.
Your domain name will be suspended and later eliminated.
NIC DO does not emit invoices, the invoices must be requested by the client if it is needed. NIC DO send several expiration notifications to the domain name contacts with 2 months of anticipation.
You can register a domain name without specifying the information of the DNS, nevertheless you must know that the domain name will not be announced in Internet until DNS information should be registered.
For a more detail explanation you can check the password allocation guide to access online payments for the first time
If you need to change your password you can check the guide to change the online payments password
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