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Important information on .org domains

Registrations

You can order domains easily by using our web interface, if you are a registered customer of Knipp. Registering is easy and can be done in just a few steps.
Another possiblity is to order domains via e-mail application form. The e-mail registration has the advantage that it can be done automatically. Many customers use robots on their web site that send e-mail application forms to us. However, using these forms is suited for experts only, since they contain quite a few technical terms, which are unfortunately necessary. We have prepared a page with explanations which will help you to complete the form.

Naming regulations

As opposed to other domain types, there are no registration restrictions or lists of prohibited domain names for .org domains. Only the following rules exist, mainly for technical reasons.
  • Domain names may only consist of the characters from »a« to »z«, the digits »0« to »9«, and the hyphen. Since January 15th, 2005, the german umlauts »ä«, »ö« and »ü« are also allowed in .org domain names.
  • Domain names may not be longer than 63 characters.
  • Domain names may neither start nor end with a hyphen.
  • Domain names may not include a hyphen as the third or fourth character. For example the registration of »xn--xeno.org« is not possible.

Whois

Queries concerning the domain holder and other domain contacts can be made by using our whois service.

Questions and answers

We have gathered a list of frequently asked questions and answers on a clearly arranged page.

Service bundle

Beyond the actual registration of domains we also provide a large bundle of additional services. For our customers, these services are available without any additional costs.

Costs

You can view the costs for domain registrations in our price list. We will send you invoices via postal mail after every successful registration. Additionally, you can browse your bills online.

Rules of allocation

.org domains can be registered worldwide. The usage was initially reserved for organizations only, mostly charitable ones. However, an examination if the registrant actually belongs to the originally intended user circle did never take place, and still doesn't.
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