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About .ve Domains

NIC.VE is the sponsor and NameAction/Hexonet is the backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .ve extensions that represents Venezuela.

Who can register .ve domains?

Important Notice: Effective April 6, 2020, GoDaddy is temporarily no longer accepting new registrations or incoming transfers for the .ve domain extensions. This is due to new registry rules requiring customers to provide a Tax Identification Registry "RIF" or Identity Card in order to complete .ve registrations. If you already owned a .ve domain with GoDaddy prior to April 6, 2020, you can continue to renew your existing .ve domain name.

  • Intended for commercial entities in Venezuela.
  • Intended for commercial entities in Venezuela.
  • Intended for information in Venezuela.
  • Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Venezuela.
  • Intended for non-commercial entities in Venezuela.
  • Intended for web information in Venezuela.

Registration restrictions

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

  • Must use: 2 - 63 Characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special characters (e.g., & and #) or register explicitly for resale
  • IDNs: Supported - Spanish


  • Registration length: Not supported
  • Renewal length: 1 year
  • You can renew,,,, and domain names renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether the domain name is auto-renewed or renewed manually. Auto-renewal is attempted 21 days prior to the domain name's expiration. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 14 days prior to expiration. If the second attempt fails, we try one more time 7 days prior to the expiration date.
  • If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it 7 days prior to the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Renew my expired domain for instructions on the redemption.
  • For example: Your,,,, and domain name expires on October 1. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 24. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 10, September 17, and September 24.
  • Backorders: Not supported
  • Transfers to GoDaddy: Not supported
    • Must use: 1 - 63 Characters
  • Transfers away from GoDaddy: Supported
    • Transfer Lock: Supported
    • Please reach out to our GoDaddy Guides to request an authorization code.
  • Transfers to another GoDaddy account: Not Supported
  • Basic privacy protection: Not supported
  • Protection plan upgrades: Not supported
  • Cash Parking: Supported
  • Contact Updates: Supported
    • To update the registrant, on a .ve domain, contact our GoDaddy Guides for assistance.

    Nameserver requirements

    • Must use: 2-4 Authoritive Nameservers
    • Can use: IPv4
    • Cannot use: IPv6, DNSSEC


    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.

    Cancellation requirements

    To cancel your .ve domain, contact our GoDaddy Guides for assistance.

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