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Flag ms.png
Country: Montserrat
Continent: North America
Capital: Plymouth
Location: 16°45'N 62°12'W
Area: 102
Population: 6409
Time Zone: UTC-4
Calling Code: 1664



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Overview
IDN capable: No
Handle Updates: No
Registration Period: 1 year
Autorenew Grace Period: 0 days
Deletion Timeframe: 2 days prior to expiration date
Registration System: Realtime
WHOIS-Server: whois.tc
WHOIS-Update: 24 hours
WHOIS-Privacy: No
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy
DNSSEC: No

Contents

Zone Info

.MS is the so-called country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Montserrat.


Zone Use

A .MS Domain is normally used by companies or private entities who are located in Montserrat or who have business relationships with this country.


Characters

  • Minimum: 1
  • Maximum: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD


Domain Registration

.MS domains can be registered online through webinterface or API.

[COMMAND]
(required)                
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.ms
ownercontact0   = ....
admincontact0   = ....
techcontact0    = ....
billingcontact0 = ....
nameserver0     = ....
nameserver1     = ....
                
EOF
Attention.png As of November 7, 2011, the registry provider for the ccTLD .MS will amend the registration policies enforcing registry activation and confirmation.

On registration, renewal or change of registrant (owner change) the administrative contact (Admin-C) and registrant will receive two emails.
One is a welcome message, the second is an activation email with a link that the recipient must click on to
a.) accept the TLD Registrant Agreement and AUP policy; and
b.) confirm the validity of contact details.
On renewal or change of registrant the policy must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended.



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Domain Modification

Trade

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

[COMMAND]
(required)              
command       = ModifyDomain
domain        = yourdomain.ms
ownercontact0 = [new owner handle]
              
EOF
Attention.png On renewal or change of registrant the policy must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended.



Domain Renewal

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

[COMMAND]
(required)           
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourdomain.ms
period     = [renew period]
expiration = [current year of expiration]
           
EOF
Attention.png On renewal or change of registrant the policy must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended.



Deletion Process

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

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = DeleteDomain
domain  = yourdomain.ms
        
EOF


Restrictions

No other restrictions


Transfers

.MS Transfers are possible.

Transfer Procedure

.MS Transfers can either be done through the RRPproxy WebInterface or API with or without Authorisation Code. A special transfer fee will be charged. The domain will NOT be renewed during the transfer process! The registration period will NOT be extended!

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = TransferDomain
domain  = yourdomain.ms
action  = request
auth    = [........]
        
EOF

Transfer notes

  • A .MS Domain Transfer can 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.

- OR -

  • You can initiate a .MS Domain Transfer without an Authorisation Code but in contrast to the Transfer with Authorisation Code, the registrant will receive an email from the registry, which has to be approved or denied within two (2) weeks otherwise the Transfer Request will expire.


Restores

Restores are possible. A restore can be requested via API command or via webinterface.

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = restoredomain
domain  = yourdomain.ms
        
EOF



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