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API commands

Please find in the following a set of the most commonly used standard API commands in order to register, modify, renew, and transfer a domain name.

Domain Registration

(API Command reference » AddDomain)
Standard command
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.berlin
period          = (INT)
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0	= (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 	= (NAMESERVER)

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

Domain registration with Trustee Service

Exception
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.berlin
period          = (INT)
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0	= (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 	= (NAMESERVER)
X-BERLIN-ACCEPT-TRUSTEE-TAC = 1

One of the Whois contacts (owner, admin or tech contact) has to have an address in Berlin. Contact modifications that alter the city will cause the loss of rights to the domain name, if the contact is not in line with the registry policy (see Restrictions). We offer a trustee service for .berlin applications and registrations. By using the trustee service, the trustee replaces the tech contact.

Domain Modification

(API Command reference » ModifyDomain)
Command
command = ModifyDomain
domain  = yourdomain.berlin

Domain Renewal

(API Command reference » RenewDomain)
Command
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourdomain.berlin
period     = (INT)
expiration = (INT)

Domain Deletion

(API Command reference » DeleteDomain)
Command
COMMAND = DeleteDomain
DOMAIN = yourdomain.berlin

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
Command
command = TransferDomain
domain = yourdomain.berlin
action = REQUEST
auth = (TEXT)

Transfer procedure

  • 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.

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 .berlin 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 http://www.icann.org/transfers/
  • After a successful transfer of the domain, it will be transfer locked from the registry for a period of 60 days.

Auth-Codes

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 characters: a-z; A-Z
  • Numeric characters: 0-9
  • Special characters: !;<=$%?&@[()]*^+-,'-{.|/}:~

Domain Restore

(API Command reference » RestoreDomain)
Command
command = RestoreDomain
domain  = yourdomain.berlin

Domain Extensions

X-BERLIN-ACCEPT-TRUSTEE-TAC0|1

Domain Restrictions

  • One of the Whois contacts (owner, admin or tech contact) has to have an address in Berlin.
  • In order to comply with the policy of .berlin we kindly remind you that all Registrants that registered a .berlin domain name need to comply with the .berlin registration requirements.
  • Reserved domain names are sold by the registry themselves, wherefore it is only possible to register those domain names with an authcode acquired from the registry. (BERLIN-Reserved-Domain-Names-Policy)
  • A CheckDomain will provide the following response:
    • code = 210
      description = Domain name available; Domain name not available publicly, RESERVATION

Wedomains :)