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About .NAME domains

Verisign is the sponsor and backend provider for the .NAME extension.

Who can register .NAME domains?

Anyone can register .NAME domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration restrictions

When registering a .NAME domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 1-63 characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special characters (e.g., & and #)
  • IDNs: Not supported



For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms, and then Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 2-13 nameservers
  • Can use: IPv4, IPV6
  • Cannot use: DNSSEC

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