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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)
Command
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.community
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 Modification

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

Domain Renewal

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

Domain Deletion

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

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
Command
command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)
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 .community 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.community

Domain Extensions

X-DONUTS-ALLOCATION-TOKENThis extension is only supported by the AddDomain command. Thus, it is not possible to check in advance whether such a reserved domain name is a premium domain.

Domain Restrictions

Donuts registry: Extended validation according to the OFAC list

"A new validation has been added to the pages of the portal where the user introduces the state or province in a postal address, for example creating a contact. This new feature validates if the state/province is included in OFAC list from the United States Government. In that case the operation will not be allowed and the system will return a message informing that the registry cannot provide services to individuals/entities based in countries that are sanctioned by the government of the USA.

The validation will be by country and state/province which means the state/province plus the country set by the user should match with one of the combinations of the OFAC list. These are some examples related to the current situation in Crimea Peninsula:

  • State/Province: Crimea - Country: Ukraine - Result: Not allowed
  • State/Province: Crimea - Country: Russian Federation - Result: Not allowed
  • State/Province: Crimea - Country: United States - Result: Successful

This addition complements the existing functionality which validates if the entered country is in the OFAC list."

Allocation token: Override feature for reserved domains

When the sale of a Donuts domain is made directly to a registrant (for example via pioneer programs), the domain name is kept in a reserved state (by Donuts) until the registrant is able to register the domain name through their preferred registrar. In this context Donuts launched the reserved domain override feature called "allocation token". The feature allows Donuts operations staff to assign an override token to a domain name. Donuts then provides this token to the registrant. The registrant uses the token during the registration process to override the reserved status, which allows the allocation of the domain name to proceed.

Supported IDN Scripts

The following IDN scripts are supported by .community.
Provide the LANGUAGE TAG corresponding to your desired IDN within the AddDomain command as X-IDN-LANGUAGE extension.

ArabicARAB
ChineseZH
CyrillicCYRL
DevanagariDEVA
FrenchFR
GermanDE
GreekGREK
HebrewHEBR
JapaneseJA
KoreanKO
LatinLATN
SpanishES
TamilTAML
ThaiTHAI

Get more information of "IDN tables", which represent permitted code points (letters) allowed for Internationalised Domain Name registrations in particular registries on IANA Repository of IDN Practices.

Wedomains :)