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Flag nu.png
Country: Niue
Capital: Alofi
Location: 19°4'S 169°53'W
Area: 260
Population: 1311
Time Zone: UTC-11
Calling Code: 683



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Overview
IDN capable: Yes
Handle Updates: Yes
Registration Period: 1-10 years
Autorenew Grace Period: 0 days
Deletion Timeframe: 2 days prior to expiration date
Registration System: Realtime
WHOIS-Server:
WHOIS-Update: Realtime
WHOIS-Privacy: No
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy
DNSSEC: Yes

Contents

Zone Info

.NU is the official country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Niue.


Characters

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

IDN info

Valid IDN Languages are languages regarding ISO-8859-1, Western European languages, with the exception of the Dutch "ij" ligature


Domain Registration

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

[COMMAND]
(required)                
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.nu
ownercontact0   = [owner handle]
admincontact0   = [admin contact]
techcontact0    = [tech contact]
billingcontact0 = [billing contact]
nameserver0     = [nameserver1]
nameserver1     = [nameserver2]
period          = ....
X-NU-IIS-IDNO   = <0123456789>
X-NU-IIS-VATNO  = <0123456789>
                
EOF
X-NU-IIS-IDNO
Personal identification number, corporate identity number or registration designation in a governmental register.
For contacts located in Sweden a valid Swedish ID number is necessary (e.g.: 123456-1234)
X-NU-IIS-VATNO
Valid VAT ID for companies.


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Domain Modification

Trade

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

[COMMAND]
(required)               
command        = TradeDomain
domain         = yourdomain.nu
ownercontact0  = P-XXXXX
X-NU-IIS-IDNO  = <0123456789>
X-NU-IIS-VATNO = <0123456789>
               
EOF

The change of registrant of a .NU domain name requires a special form, which can be generated through our formgenerator. The domain will not be renewed after the the trade.

  • A signed copy of this form can be sent by mail to fax@rrpproxy.net (max. 10MB, preferably .pdf/.png).


Domain Renewal

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

[COMMAND]
(required)           
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourcompany.nu
period     = [renewal period  1 to 10 years]
expiration = [current expiration year (yyyy)]
           
EOF


Deletion Process

.NU Domains cannot be deleted explicitly, they have to expire. Therefore please change the Renewalmode at least 3 days prior to the expiration date through the webinterface or by API command to AUTOEXPIRE.


Restrictions

  • Any natural person or legal entity with a personal identification number or corporate identity number, or that can be identified via a registration designation in a register maintained by a governmental authority, or by an organization exercising state authority, may apply for registration of a domain name under the top-level domain .NU. For foreign domain holders, a unique identification number can be used instead.
  • Special form required for a Change of Registrant


Transfers

A .NU Domain Transfer must be initiated with a so-called Authorisation Code, which can be obtained from the current registrar through the owner of the domain. The domain will not be renewed during this process.

Transfer procedure

The transfer can be initiated through the webinterface or through API command.

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = TransferDomain
domain  = yourdomain.nu
auth    = ....
        
EOF

Authorization Codes

  1. The following validation rules will be applied for the authInfo element when a new domain is being added or when the authInfo for an existing domain is being updated.
  2. The authInfo will need to have at least nine characters consisting of one number, one alphabet and one special character.

Please see below for allowed characters

Numbers 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 0
Upper Case Alphabets A , B , C , D , E , F , G , H , I , J , K , L , M , N , O , P , Q , R , S , T , U , V , W , X , Y , Z
Lower Case Alphabets a , b , c , d , e , f , g , h , i , j , k , l , m , n , o , p , q , r , s , t , u , v , w , x , y , z
Special Characters ! , " , # , $ , % , & , ' , ( , ) , * , + , , , - , . , / , : , ; , < , = , > , ? , @ , [ , \ , ] , ^ , _ , ` , { , | , } , ~

Transfer time

A transfer is done immediately.


Restores

.NU restores are possible for a period of 70 days after expiration. A restore can be requested via API command or via webinterface.

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



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