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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         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.kyoto
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 = ModifyDomain
domain  = yourdomain.kyoto

Domain Renewal

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

Domain Deletion

(API Command reference » DeleteDomain)
command = DeleteDomain
domain  = yourdomain.kyoto

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
command = TransferDomain
domain  = yourdomain.kyoto
action  = request
auth    = .......

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 .kyoto 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.


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 = RestoreDomain
domain  = yourdomain.kyoto

Domain Restrictions

Eligible registrants are:

  • Kyoto municipalities and local governments;
  • Public and private institutions with a valid physical address in Kyoto;
  • Organizations, companies, and other businesses with a valid physical address in Kyoto; and
  • Natural persons with a valid physical address in Kyoto.

All Registrants must remain in compliance with the nexus requirements at all times. The Registry will conduct scans of registration data from time to time in order to ensure compliance with the registration requirements. Any failure of a registration to satisfy the
Nexus Requirement will result in the name being placed on a hold for an initial period of 30 days. The sponsoring Registrar will be notified of such a hold and be given the opportunity to correct any information. If the Registrant does not comply during the hold time frame, the domain name may be subject to deletion. Further details can be found in the domain name registration policy.

Supported IDN Scripts

The following IDN scripts are supported by .kyoto

Dutch FlemishNL

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.

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