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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)
Exception
command               = AddDomain
domain                = yourdomain.link
period                = 1
ownercontact0         = (CONTACT)
admincontact0         = (CONTACT)
techcontact0          = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0       = (CONTACT)
nameserver0           = (CONTACT)
nameserver1           = (CONTACT)
X-CHALLENGE-QUESTION0 = (TEXT)
X-CHALLENGE-ANSWER0   = (TEXT)
X-CHALLENGE-QUESTION1 = (TEXT)
X-CHALLENGE-ANSWER1   = (TEXT)
X-CHALLENGE-QUESTION2 = (TEXT)
X-CHALLENGE-ANSWER2   = (TEXT)

It is mandatory to provide three questions and three answers.

Domain Modification

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

Domain Renewal

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

Domain Deletion

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

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
Command
command = TransferDomain
domain  = yourdomain.link
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 .link 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.link

Domain Extensions

X-CHALLENGE-ANSWERAnswer to security question 1-3 to identify the registrant - REQUIRED
X-CHALLENGE-QUESTIONSecurity question 1-3 to identify the registrant in the event of emergencies - REQUIRED

Domain Restrictions

There are no restrictions for .link

Supported IDN Scripts

The following IDN scripts are supported by .link

CyrillicCYRL
FrenchFR
GermanDE
ItalianIT
PortuguesePT
SpanishES

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 :)