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IDN capable: Yes
Handle Updates: Yes
Registration Period: 1-10 years
Autorenew Grace Period: 35 days
Deletion Timeframe: 35 days after expiration date
Registration System: Realtime
WHOIS-Update: Realtime
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy


General Information

.AUTOS is a new generic Top-Level-Domain (gTLD)

Zone Info

We are now accepting your binding applications for .autos domain names. Only members of the relevant sector (please see Restrictions) are eligible to register. No extensions are required but registrants must undergo a validation process once a domain name has been registered. Registrants will receive an email from Dominion Registries including access data to login to the verification ticket where they can fill out the required information. Please be aware that the verification process must be completed within 15 days!


  • Minimum: 3
  • Maximum: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-")

IDN info

French (tag: fr) all TLDs
German (tag: de) only German TLDs

German language Tag only supports the special character ß (ö,ä,ü are not supported)

Spanish (tag: es) all TLDs

Domain Registration

.AUTOS domains can be registered through webinterface or API.

command         = AddDomain
domain          =
period          = 1
ownercontact0   = [owner handle]
admincontact0   = [admin contact]
techcontact0    = [tech contact]
billingcontact0 = [billing contact]
nameserver0     = [nameserver1]
nameserver1     = [nameserver2]

Please note: After a successful registration of the domain, it will be transfer locked from the registry for a period of 60 days.

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Domain Modification


Registrant changes for .AUTOS domains can be done online via api or webinterface.

command       = ModifyDomain
domain        =
ownercontact0 = [new owner handle]

Domain Renewal

.AUTOS domains can be renewed through the webinterface or with the corresponding API command.

command    = RenewDomain
domain     =
period     = [renew period]
expiration = [current year of expiration]

Deletion Process

.AUTOS Domains can be deleted online through the Delete Command.

command = DeleteDomain
domain  =


Registrants restrictions - Members of the sector are anticipated to include:
a. Automobile Manufacturers: A commercial entity that produces automobiles.
b. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM): A commercial entity that produces components that are used by Automobile Manufacturers for producing automobiles.
c. Automobile Product Manufacturers: A commercial entity that produces products intended specifically for use with automobiles.
d. Broker: A commercial entity or certified professional whose primary purpose is to facilitate the sale of automobiles.
e. Distributor: A commercial entity whose primary purpose is to procure inventories from Automobile Product Manufacturers for wholesale purchase by dealers.
f. Dealer/ Dealer Group: A commercial entity with inventories of automobiles for purchase.
g. Retailer : A commercial entity whose primary purpose is offering products for sale, specifically including items from Automobile Product Manufacturers.
h. Automobile Services: A commercial entity or certified professional that performs general maintenance or repairs on automobiles.
i. Financer: A commercial entity that is licensed to lend monies for purchasing or leasing automobiles.
j. Insurer: A commercial entity that is licensed to insure automobile.
k. Association: A group of professionals, firms, and/or individuals organized together for a specific purpose that is focused on automobiles.
l. Educator: A commercial entity or certified professional that is accredited, approved, or recognized by a reputable organization to offer courses or produce industry guidelines for the use of automobiles.
m. Athlete/ Team: An individual or team who participates in sporting automobile events sanctioned by an internationally recognized body.
n. Event Organizer: A commercial entity that arranges or promotes sanctioned events related to automobiles.
o. Media: Commercial or professional entities that publish content specifically intended for the automobile industry.
p. Sponsor: An entity that
1) sponsors an event that is sanctioned by an internationally recognized body; or
2) sponsors an athlete or team that competes in an event sanctioned by an internationally recognized body


.AUTOS transfers are possible. Upon successfully transferring a domain, it is automatically renewed for one year. The registration period is extended by one year.

Transfer procedure

  • .AUTOS Transfers can either be done through the RRPproxy WebInterface or API.
command = TransferDomain
domain  =
action  = request
auth    = .....
  • After the transfer has been requested, our backend system sends a confirmation email to the Owner/Admin-C according to the WHOIS of the respective domain. In order to initiate the transfer successfully it is important, that this email is confirmed.
  • After confirmation the transfer is initiated through the official registry and the losing registrar will receive the transfer request.
  • The losing registrar will also send an email to the Owner/Admin-C. allowing him/her to deny the transfer. If you do not respond to the email of the losing registrar, then the transfer will get processed successfully after 5 days.
Attention.png If the Email-Address in the WHOIS is invalid, then the transfer cannot be processed.If this is the case, then kindly contact your current registrar and ask him to update the WHOIS information accordingly.

Transfer notes

  • A .AUTOS Domain Transfer must be initiated with a so-called Authorisation Code, which can be obtained from the current registrar through the owner or Admin-C of the domain.
  • Ensure that your respective domain does not have a lock-status (REGISTRAR-LOCK or HOLD). This can be seen in the WHOIS.
    If the domain is locked, then the owner can demand that the domain will be unlocked.
  • Please note that we are only allowed to initiate a gTLD transfer after confirmation of the "ICANN Form of Authorization" by the current registrant. The policies can be viewed under
  • After a successful transfer of the domain, it will be transfer locked from the registry for a period of 60 days.


  • The format for auth info requires a minimum length of 8 characters and a maximum length of 32 characters.
  • Additionally, auth info must contain at least one of each of the following three character types:
    • Alphabetic character:a-z; A-Z
    • Numeric character : 0-9
    • Special characters: !;<=$%?&@[()]*^+-,'-{.|/}:~

Transfer time

A transfer takes 5 days to complete.


Restores are possible within 30 days upon deletion. A restore can be done via API command or via webinterface.

command = RestoreDomain
domain  =

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