This page presents some frequently asked questions and answers
concerning .org domains.
Besides the information offered here, we have a list
of general questions
and answers about the domain system, which is worth reading
and well-suited to impart a solid basic understanding for this topic.
A contact handle is a short alphanumeric code that
provides an alternative way to specify contact data.
With every successful registration of a domain, a handle is being created for
every contact provided during the registration process.
Once you have a handle for a set of contact data, you don't have to manually
fill out the fields if you want to use the same data again. Instead, it
suffices to specify a handle in the appropriate field. This saves you
a lot of time-consuming typing.
The handles of a domain can be found in the DRS (on the details page for the domain).
Important: The different top level domains each require their own set
of handles. For example, .info handles cannot be used for .de domains,
even if both handles specify the same contact data!
A handle could possibly be called »R23-4711-PIR«.
No. The country parameter is required to hold the international
country code representation according to ISO-3166, like »DE«,
»AT«, or »CH«. This field is case-insensitive (so using »de« or
»De« will work as well), but it may not contain periphrases
like »Germany« or »Switzerland«.
In principle, the domain name of a name server is arbitrary. If a name
server shall govern several domains, however, it should not have a
name that lies inside one of the domains that it administers itself.
When transferring domains from one registrar to another, often not
only the domains are being transmitted, but also the name servers that
lie within these domains and are responsible for them.
In the situation described above, this could lead to (organizational)
We recommend the RFCs 1536
for reading. These documents are intended for professionals and might be
rather confusing for laymen. Our DRS has a very comfortable user interface
that makes it possible to easily manage the complicated issues even
without technical background knowledge.