BECOME A .NAME REGISTRAR

The .name top-level domain (TLD) name is designed to be a personalized domain that is unique and individual.


The certification process has several requirements to ensure the integrity of the domain name system. For assistance or questions, please contact the FreeYourID Customer Affairs Office at +1-703-925-6999 or send an email.

STEP 1: ICANN ACCREDITATION

Your business must be ICANN-accredited before you can become a registrar for the .name top level domains (TLDs). The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation that coordinates the unique identifiers used for computers connected to the Internet across the world. Go to the ICANN web site to start the ICANN accreditation process.

STEP 2: AUTHENTICATION

ICANN notifies all registry operators, including FreeYourID, when the accreditation process is complete. Next, ACP, a FreeYourID vendor, may contact you to request documents as proof of your business and your authority to represent and act on behalf of your company, an ICANN-accredited registrar.

STEP 3: FreeYourID CERTIFICATION

After you establish an account, you may complete the next steps simultaneously: provide financial information and determine technical readiness. When finished, explore the Add Services tab to find out how FreeYourID helps registrars with value-add services and resources. Use the tabs below to proceed.

Establish Financial Technical Add Services

ESTABLISH A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP

To establish your business relationship with FreeYourID, email all required forms and supporting documentation to the Customer Affairs Office.

NOTE: All supporting documentation, including Registrar's Registration Agreement, Dispute Policy and Corporation Formation documents, must be provided in English.

Registry-Registrar Agreements (Required)
Please email signed copies of each of the .name Registry-Registrar Agreement (DOC). Be certain to use your company's ICANN-accredited and legally registered name, place of incorporation, and principal place of business. All required fields should be completed before the agreements are executed and sent to FreeYourID.

Registrar Information Form (Conditional)
Please complete the Registrar Information Form (DOC) and submit the information to establish your account. Your business information must match your ICANN-accredited information. You will also need the following technical information: Web server name, Whois server name, SSL Common Name, and no more than three subnets in Classless Inter-Domain Routing Protocol (CIDR) format, up to a total of 96 hosts (/26 = 64 hosts, /27 = 32 hosts, /28 = 16 hosts, /29 = 8 hosts, /30 = 4 hosts, /31 = 2 hosts, /32 = 1 host).

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Form (Conditional)
Please complete and return the FCPA form to certify that the registrar will comply with the applicable laws and requirements under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Registrars New to FreeYourID
If you are not a .com or .net registrar and have not completed the process to become a .com, .net registrar, FreeYourID may require copies of corporate formation documents to verify the legal entity with which FreeYourID, Inc. is entering into a contract. The corporate name used on all forms must match the name used for ICANN accreditation.

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

FreeYourID requires registrars to establish a payment security based on expected monthly registration volume.

NOTE: You may start this process before you receive your user IDs and passwords.

Pricing and Billing Information
To view details relating to FreeYourID billing practices for .name, please download our Billing Policy, Bank Details&Procedures (DOC). To view registration, renewal, and transfer pricing information for .name domain names, please click here to access .name Pricing in the FreeYourID knowledge base (login required).

Calculate Minimum Payment Security
.name second level domain registrations x duration (1 to 10 years) x $6.00 = Minimum Payment Security

Registrars are required to increase the payment security when registration levels repeatedly exceed the current payment security.

Payment Security Options
The payment security is held without action unless invoices are not paid in accordance with the terms of the Registry-Registrar Agreements. Acceptable payment security vehicles include: cash deposit, an irrevocable standby letter of credit from a bank, or a payment security bond (PDF) from an approved surety or bank. If selecting the cash deposit option to fulfill your payment security obligation, please note the following information.

Remit payment to:
FreeYourID, Inc.
PO Box #404326
Atlanta, GA 30384-4326
USA

Overnight Packages:
FreeYourID, Inc.
Lockbox #404326
6000 Feldwood Road
College Park, GA 30349
USA

To wire payment to FreeYourID, contact the Customer Affairs Office.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Registrars must demonstrate full and correct operation of client systems within the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) environment before connecting to the Shared Registration System (SRS). You may begin development of your client applications before you receive your user IDs and passwords, but you will not be able to complete them until FreeYourID has established your account.

SSL Certificates
FreeYourID requires that each server that communicates with the SRS has a 40- or 128-bit SSL Certificate installed. You may obtain pre-approved SSL Certificates from thawte. To use a different certificate authority (CA), FreeYourID will consider your request in accordance with the CA Consideration Procedure (Password protected).

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) SDK
To develop the client end to the SRS, you must access EPP software. FreeYourID has developed EPP SDKs and guides to help you develop your client application.

If you choose to develop your own EPP implementation, it must be based on RFC-5730, the published protocol specification. You will need to acquire and incorporate an implementation of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol into their EPP software. You will also need to secure a license for the use of RSA cryptographic algorithms through RSA Data Security, Inc.

Testing and Evaluation
You will receive your user IDs and passwords to the OT&E environment when FreeYourID has established your account. Please log in to access the Technical Accreditation Guide v3.03 (PDF) and the Transfer Process for Second Level Domains (PDF) (Password Protected). Your informational packet will include testing information to complete this process. When you are ready to demonstrate technical operation and qualify for access to the production SRS, contact the FreeYourID Customer Affairs Office. For assistance with testing, contact Customer Support.

ADD SERVICES

Once you become a certified registrar, FreeYourID offers value-add services and other TLD registry services to help you grow your domain name business. These services and TLDs are easy to add to your account and start using today.

To add any of these services, please contact Customer Support at +1-703-925-6999 or send an email.

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