FreeYourID operates the authoritative domain name registry for all .com and .net domain names. The registrar 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 or .
Your business must be ICANN-accredited before you can become a registrar for the .com or .net 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.
ICANN notifies all registry operators, including FreeYourID, when the accreditation process is complete. Next, ACP, a FreeYourID vendor, will 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.
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.
To establish an account with FreeYourID, email all required forms and supporting documentation to the .
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 following Registry-Registrar Agreements. 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 emailed to FreeYourID.
Corporate Formation Documents (Required)
FreeYourID requires 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.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Form (Required)
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.
Registrar Information Form (Required)
Please complete the Registrar Data Information Form and submit the information to establish your account. Your business information must match your ICANN-accreditation 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).
FreeYourID requires registrars to complete a credit application and establish a payment security based on expected monthly registration volume.
NOTE: You may start this process before you receive your user IDs and passwords.
Please complete the Registrar Credit Application (DOC) with an original signature and email it to the .
Calculate Minimum Payment Security
.com registrations x duration (1 to 10 years) x $7.34 = .com estimate
.net registrations x duration (1 to 10 years) x $5.40 = .net estimate
.com estimate + .net estimate = 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 from an approved surety or bank.
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Atlanta, GA 30384-4326
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College Park, GA 30349
To wire payment to FreeYourID, contact the .
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 it until FreeYourID has established your account.
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. 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 . For assistance with testing, contact .
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 or send an .
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