Significant improvements to the .RO domain names registration and management system

RO TLD logo[news release] Beginning with the date 23rd of February 2013, a new .RO domain name registration service is put into service. This allows real time domain registration through the EPP and REST protocols.

Also, have been added some new features to increase the security level of the domains management services, the registrar control panel and control panel for domain owners.

The registrars who have not transmitted yet the IP addresses of the servers that want access to EPP, REST, DAS and control panel for registration and administration of the domains will not have access to the domains registration. ro until they provide this information to .RO registry, ICI-ROTLD.

Important for the registrars

The new .RO domain name registration system brings the following features to the old system:

  • The new system of registration and administration of the .RO domain names provides, in addition to the old version, EPP commands and REST reservation, activation of a domain, domain transfer commands from one registrar to another (transfer) and transfer right of use from one owner to another (TRADE);
  • Applications for registration of the new domains e-mailed by registrars will continue to be accepted but no longer to register the domains automatically, only to be reserved. Reserved domains will be activated by registrar from theirs control panel. In addition, the registrar, will be able to activate the reserved domains by the REST and EPP commands. We recommend that the registrars to activate the domain only after the receiving of the payment from the customer and is sure that the domain name can be activated. When activating domain, its price is deducted from the available registrar’s accounting balance at that point of time. After activating a domain, the payment is non-refundable;
  • The new registration system of the .RO domains names is associated only with the contacts belonging to the right to use owner of the domain name. To avoid the confusions of who have the right to administrate the .RO domain this is no longer associated with the technical contacts;
  • At the domain registration the registrar, will must specify the type of legal or natural person of the domain right of use owner.

Important for the domain names owners

To increase the protection level of the domain owner, new features have been added to the admin panel of the domains, as follows:

  • Any update operation of the contacts, create nameservers, addition or removal of nameservers associated with a domain name server is done only with the domain holder permission by sending an e-mail with an authorization key to the contact e-mail address. The operation will be finalized only after the domain holder is on the administration page and introduce the authorization key in the control panel. If the contact’s e-mail address does not work, the owner must update the domain contact e-mail address according the procedure from;
  • Were required new rules for the new passwords management of the domains as follows:
    • Must contain between 6 and 40 characters;
    • To not contain a space(blank character);
    • To contain at least an uppercase letter A-Z;
    • To contain at least an lowercase letter a-z;
    • To contain at least a number 0-9;
    • To contain at least a special character: – . , : ; [ ] { } _ + = @ # $ ^ * ? ! | ~

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