.lk Domain Registration
- 1 Year 37.00 USD
- 2 Years 72.52 USD
- 5 Years 175.75 USD
- 10 Years 333.00 USD
Registration Time Frame
No Details Are Individual Sri Lanka .lk registrations allowed?
Yes Details Company or legal entities registrations allowed for Sri Lanka .lk?
Yes Details Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for Sri Lanka .lk?
No Details .lk Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees?
Yes Details Are some .lk domain names restricted?
No Details Does .lk domain have a special use?
Yes Details Other information I need to know about .lk?
No Details Are there any additional fees for .lk?
No Details Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .lk?
No Details WHOIS Privacy service available?
Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No Details
.lk Domain FAQ
.lk General FAQ
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a country located off the coast of the Indian Subcontinent. It is a strategic naval link between West Asia and Southeast Asia and it has an estimated population of approximately 20 million people. The official languages are Sinhala and Tamil.
The economy of Sri Lanka is based largely on free market structure, and it is supported by tourism, tea export,clothing and agriculture. There is also a significant contribution to foreign exchange through overseas employment, particularly in the Middle East.
Why should I buy a .lk domain name?
Sri Lanka has a growing economy, and the influx of new business into the area provides an opportunity to capitalize on the needs of the emerging consumer andcommercial markets. The .lk extension is ideal for companies based in the region to help present a professional image and show your commitment to the region to local customers.
What name can I register?
Names should not include trademarks of other parties or words which are not permitted in business names, unless the applicant is legally entitled to use such words. Names which are offensive, obscene, or may confuse or grossly mislead the public, should not be selected.
The following section describes the names that will not be allowed in the registry.
Any name which in the opinion of the Registrar suggests or is calculated to suggest, the patronage of the President or connection with the Government or any Government Department, Municipality or other Local Authority or with any society or body incorporated by an Act of Parliament, unless the applicant provides evidence that use of such name has been approved by the relevant Government Authority.
Top level domains (eg. com.lk, co.lk, org.lk, or.lk, net.lk, ne.lk, etc.. ) and proposed new Global Top Level Domains.
Towns, provinces and abbreviations there of. (eg. colombo.lk, kandy.lk, western.lk, cmb.lk, etc..)
Names that may be offensive, obscene, or grossly misleading to any accepted religion, race, culture or tradition of Sri Lanka.
Generic names. Somenames considered generic are:
Professions (eg. lawyer.lk, doctor.lk, etc..)
Internet Services (eg. internet, mail.lk, www.lk, web.lk, ftp.lk, etc..)
Other generic terms...
They are not registered under .lk, but may be registered under open second levels or to organizations,or associations which represent the relevant industry as a whole. However,any generic name starts with "e " or "e-" could be accepted.
Eg: e 'generic'.lk or e-'generic'.lk
What is the registration term allowed for .lk domain names?
.lk domain names can be registered for1 to 10 years at a time.
Can anyone register a .lk domain name?
How long does it take to register my .lk domain name?
During general availability it takes approximately 1Week to register your .lk domain name.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .lk domain names?
Domain Names must:
- have minimum of 4 and a maximum of 63 characters;
- begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
- use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
- neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
- not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.lk); and
- not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.lk).
Trustee Service for .lk
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Trustee Service IsAvailable for this extension
Trustee service is not available for this extension
How do I host my .lk domain name?
offers hosting and email service for .lk . You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales or view our Web Hosting Services.
- How do I transfer my .lk domain name?
Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, youmust update ownership according to .lk requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private WHOIS)
No. At present the .lk domain zone does not provide means to hide the informationof the domain owner. All information (name, address, email, etc.) will be displayed in WHOIS.
Can I register my .lk domain name in different languages (Internationalized Domain Name)?
No, .lk does not support Internationalized Domain Names
Yes, You can registerIDNs in the following languages
Grace period for .lk domain name?
Is there a grace period for renewal of my .lk domain name?
Grace period is 90 days. You can renew your .lk domain for 90 days after expiration without incurring an additional fee, however your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires.
.lk does not have a redemption period; once the domain is expired it can not be restored. There may be a time between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again in case you do not pay by the renewal date, your site will be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
Who is the registry that manages .lk domain names?
You may visit them here: LK Domain Registry.
.lk Domains Dispute & Policy
All domain name registrations are subject to our registration agreement and dispute resolution policy. ICANN has adopted a universal Dispute Policy Resolution Policy that clearly states that all disputes will be handled legally with respect to the rules and regulations of the .LK extension and all applicable laws of Sri Lanka. For more information about the Dispute Policy, please contact 101Domain. In the event that the Domain Name is registered, you agree to be bound by the Dispute Policy that is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof. For more information about this policy, please contact 101Domain. In disputes arising between the Domain Applicant and the Registrar in connection with conformity to the Rules and Procedures the opinion of the Registrar, or if requested by the Registrar, that of the Registry shall be decisive. In case of disputes arising between the Registrar and the Registry the opinion of the Registry shall be determinant.
The most recent source for this dispute policy can be found at: www.icann.org/en/help/dndr/udrp/policy
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
(As Approved by ICANN on October 24, 1999)1. Purpose.
This Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Policy") has been adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), is incorporated by reference into your Registration Agreement, and sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between you and any party other than us (the .lk registrar) over the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered by you. Proceedings under Paragraph 4 of this Policy will be conducted according to the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Rules of Procedure"), which are available at www.icann.org/udrp/udrp-rules-24oct99.htm, and the selected administrative-dispute-resolution service provider's supplemental rules.2. Your Representations.
By applying to register a domain name, or by asking us to maintain or renew a domain name registration, you hereby represent and warrant to us that (a) the statements that you made in your Registration Agreement are complete and accurate; (b) to your knowledge, the registration of the domain name will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party; (c) you are not registering the domain name for an unlawful purpose; and (d) you will not knowingly use the domain name in violation of any applicable laws or regulations. It is your responsibility to determine whether your domain name registration infringes or violates someone else's rights.3. Cancellations, Transfers, and Changes.
We will cancel, transfer or otherwise make changes to domain name registrations under the following circumstances:a. subject to the provisions of Paragraph 8, our receipt of written or appropriate electronic instructions from you or your authorized agent to take such action;b. our receipt of an order from a court or arbitral tribunal, in each case of competent jurisdiction, requiring such action; and/orc. our receipt of a decision of an Administrative Panel requiring such action in any administrative proceeding to which you were a party and which was conducted under this Policy or a later version of this Policy adopted by ICANN or the .lk Registry. (See Paragraph 4(i) and (k) below.)We may also cancel, transfer or otherwise make changes to a domain name registration in accordance with the terms of your Registration Agreement or other legal requirements.4. Mandatory Administrative Proceeding.
This Paragraph sets forth the type of disputes for which you are required to submit to a mandatory administrative proceeding. These proceedings will be conducted before one of the administrative-dispute-resolution service providers listed at www.icann.org/en/dndr/udrp/approved-providers.htm (each, a "Provider").a. Applicable Disputes. You are required to submit to a mandatory administrative proceeding in the event that a third party (a "complainant") asserts to the applicable Provider, in compliance with the Rules of Procedure, thatIn the administrative proceeding, the complainant must prove that each of these three elements are present.(i) your domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the complainant has rights; and(ii) you have no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name; and(iii) your domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith.b. Evidence of Registration and Use in Bad Faith. For the purposes of Paragraph 4(a)(iii), the following circumstances, in particular but without limitation, if found by the Panel to be present, shall be evidence of the registration and use of a domain name in bad faith:(i) circumstances indicating that you have registered or you have acquired the domain name primarily for the purpose of selling, renting, or otherwise transferring the domain name registration to the complainant who is the owner of the trademark or service mark or to a competitor of that complainant, for valuable consideration in excess of your documented out-of-pocket costs directly related to the domain name; or(ii) you have registered the domain name in order to prevent the owner of the trademark or service mark from reflecting the mark in a corresponding domain name, provided that you have engaged in a pattern of such conduct; or(iii) you have registered the domain name primarily for the purpose of disrupting the business of a competitor; or(iv) by using the domain name, you have intentionally attempted to attract, for commercial gain, Internet users to your web site or other on-line location, by creating a likelihood of confusion with the complainant's mark as to the source, sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your web site or location or of a product or service on your web site or location.c. How to Demonstrate Your Rights to and Legitimate Interests in the Domain Name in Responding to a Complaint. When you receive a complaint, you should refer to Paragraph 5 of the Rules of Procedure in determining how your response should beprepared. Any of the following circumstances, in particular but without limitation, if found by the Panel to be proved based on its evaluation of all evidence presented, shall demonstrate your rights or legitimate interests to the domain name for purposes of Paragraph 4(a)(ii):(i) before any notice to you of the dispute, your use of, or demonstrable preparations to use, the domain name or a name corresponding to the domain name in connection with a bona fide offering of goods or services; or(ii) you (as an individual, business, or other organization) have been commonly known by the domain name, even if you have acquired no trademark or service mark rights; or(iii) you are making a legitimate noncommercial or fair use of the domain name, without intent for commercial gain to misleadingly divert consumers or to tarnish the trademark or service mark at issue.d. Selection of Provider. The complainant shall select the Provider from among those approved by ICANN by submitting the complaint to that Provider. The selected Provider will administer the proceeding, except in cases of consolidation as described in Paragraph 4(f).e. Initiation of Proceeding and Process and Appointment of Administrative Panel. The Rules of Procedure state the process for initiating and conducting a proceeding and for appointing the panel that will decide the dispute (the "Administrative Panel").f. Consolidation. In the event of multiple disputes between you and a complainant, either you or the complainant may petition to consolidate the disputes before a single Administrative Panel. This petition shall be made to the first Administrative Panel appointed to hear a pending dispute between the parties. This Administrative Panel may consolidate before it any or all such disputes in its sole discretion, provided that the disputes being consolidated are governed by this Policy or a later version of this Policy adopted by ICANN or the .lk Registry.g. Fees. All fees charged by a Provider in connection with any dispute before an Administrative Panel pursuant to this Policy shall be paid by the complainant, except in cases where you elect to expand the Administrative Panel from one to three panelists as provided in Paragraph 5(b)(iv) of the Rules of Procedure, in which case all fees will be split evenly by you and the complainant.h. Our Involvement in Administrative Proceedings. We do not, and will not, participate in the administration or conduct of any proceeding before an Administrative Panel. In addition, we will not be liable as a result of any decisions rendered by the Administrative Panel.i. Remedies. The remedies available to a complainant pursuant to any proceeding before an Administrative Panel shall be limited to requiring the cancellation of your domain name or the transfer of your domain name registration to the complainant.j. Notification and Publication. The Provider shall notify us of any decision made by an Administrative Panel with respect to a domain name you have registered with us. All decisions under this Policy will be published in full over the Internet, except when an Administrative Panel determines in an exceptional case to redact portions of its decision.k. Availability of Court Proceedings. The mandatory administrative proceeding requirements set forth in Paragraph 4 shall not prevent either you or the complainant from submitting the dispute to a court of competent jurisdiction for independent resolution before such mandatory administrative proceeding is commenced or after such proceeding is concluded. If an Administrative Panel decides that your domain name registration should be canceled or transferred, we will wait ten (10) business days (as observed in the location of our principal office) after we are informed by the applicable Provider of the Administrative Panel's decision before implementing that decision. We will then implement the decision unless we have received from you during that ten (10) business day period official documentation (such as a copy of a complaint, file-stamped by the clerk of the court) that you have commenced a lawsuit against the complainant in a jurisdiction to which the complainant has submitted under Paragraph 3(b)(xiii) of the Rules of Procedure. (In general, that jurisdiction is either the location of our principal office or of your address as shown in our Whois database. See Paragraphs 1 and 3(b)(xiii) of the Rules of Procedure for details.) If we receive such documentation within the ten (10) business day period, we will not implement the Administrative Panel's decision, and we will take no further action, until we receive (i) evidence satisfactory to us of a resolution between the parties; (ii) evidence satisfactory to us that your lawsuit has been dismissed or withdrawn; or (iii) a copy of an order from such court dismissing your lawsuit or ordering that you do not have the right to continue to use your domain name.5. All Other Disputes and Litigation.
All other disputes between you and any party other than us regarding your domain name registration that are not brought pursuant to the mandatory administrative proceeding provisions of Paragraph 4 shall be resolved between you and such other party through any court, arbitration or other proceeding that may be available.6. Our Involvement in Disputes.
We will not participate in any way in any dispute between you and any party other than us regarding the registration and use of your domain name. You shall not name us as a party or otherwise include us in any such proceeding. In the event that we are named as a party in any such proceeding, we reserve the right to raise any and all defenses deemed appropriate, and to take any other action necessary to defend ourselves.7. Maintaining the Status Quo.
We will not cancel, transfer, activate, deactivate, or otherwise change the status of any domain name registration under this Policy except as provided in Paragraph 3 above.8. Transfers During a Dispute.
a. Transfers of a Domain Name to a New Holder. You may not transfer your domain name registration to another holder (i) during a pending administrative proceeding brought pursuant to Paragraph 4 or for a period of fifteen (15) business days (as observed in the location of our principal place of business) after such proceeding is concluded; or (ii) during a pending court proceeding or arbitration commenced regarding your domain name unless the party to whom the domain name registration is being transferred agrees, in writing, to be bound by the decision of the court or arbitrator. We reserve the right to cancel any transfer of a domain name registration to another holder that is made in violation of this subparagraph.b. Changing Registrars. You may not transfer your domain name registration to another registrar during a pending administrative proceeding brought pursuant to Paragraph 4 or for a period of fifteen (15) business days (as observed in the location of our principal place of business) after such proceeding is concluded. You may transfer administration of your domain name registration to another registrar during a pending court action or arbitration, provided that the domain name you have registered with us shall continue to be subject to the proceedings commenced against you in accordance with the terms of this Policy. In the event that you transfer a domain name registration to us during the pendency of a court action or arbitration, such dispute shall remain subject to the domain name dispute policy of the registrar from which the domain name registration was transferred.9. Policy Modifications.
We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time with the permission of ICANN. We will post our revised Policy at least thirty (30) calendar days before it becomes effective. Unless this Policy has already been invoked by the submission of a complaint to a Provider, in which event the version of the Policy in effect at the time it was invoked will apply to you until the dispute is over, all such changes will be binding upon you with respect to any domain name registration dispute, whether the dispute arose before, on or after the effective date of our change. In the event that you object to a change in this Policy, your sole remedy is to cancel your domain name registration with us, provided that you will not be entitled to a refund of any fees you paid to us. The revised Policy will apply to you until you cancel your domain name registration.
.lk Glossary of Technical Terms
The Registry's policy regarding acceptable use of its Services, as may be amended from time to time, located at the Registry Website.
Available Domain Names
A Domain Name that is not already registered or a Reserved Domain Name.
Available SLDs (Second Level Domains)
SLDs that have not been blocked, reserved, registered, awarded, or otherwise previously allocated by a Registry prior to that receipt of an Application for a DPML Block.
Domain name in and maintained by a Registry's database consisting of at least the SLD and TLD together, separated by a dot (e.g., "second.top").
DPML (Domain Protected Marks List)
The service that blocks certain SLDs from Registration across Registries pursuant to the Terms and Conditions.
A natural person, company, or organization submitting a DPML Application.
A complete, technically correct request for a DPML Block made with Donuts, which complies with all the respective requirements provided for in these Terms and Conditions, submitted by a DPML Registrar.
The block, under these Terms and Conditions, preventing the Registration of a SLD across all TLDs then owned and operated by Donuts (e.g., a DPML Block for "second" will generally block that SLD from being registered in a Domain Name in participating TLDs, such as "second.top").
DPML Block Request
A request submitted by a DPML Registrar on behalf of an Applicant who desires to block from registration names contained within the SMD File.
An entity authorized by Donuts to sell DPML Blocks on its behalf.
DPML Service Agreement
That agreement between Donuts and DPML Registrars attached hereto as Exhibit A, as amended from time to time.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
All applicable ICANN policies, including the Registry Agreement.
Internationalized Domain Name.
Consistent with the Terms and Conditions, the Registration of a Domain Name where a DPML Block currently exists by a Registrant holding an SMD File that contains the SLD String that exactly matches the SLD String in the applied-for Domain Name.
A Domain Name designated by a Registry, in its sole discretion, for non-standard pricing.
A Domain Name that has been registered in and is maintained by a Registry.
The Registered Name holder.
A Domain Name registrar sponsoring an applicant for a Registration that is (i) accredited by ICANN and (ii) has entered into a Registry-Registrar Agreement with a Registry.
A Domain Name and its associated information (e.g., WHOIS data) submitted by a Registrar that has been accepted by a Registry.
A TLD domain name registry owned and operated by Donuts.
The Registry Agreement between Registry and ICANN for the operation of the TLD, as amended from time to time, and as posted on the ICANN website.
The agreement between a Registry and certain Registrars, as amended from time to time.
Reserved Domain Name
A Domain Name that has been set aside by a Registry pursuant to the terms and conditions of such Registry.
The Request For Comment specifications located at www.ietf.org.
Second Level Domain or SLD
Means second level domain, representing the String to the left of the dot preceding the TLD (e.g., in the Domain Name "second.top", "second" is the SLD).
SMD (Signed Mark Data) File
The file issued by the TMCH proving that the TMCH application data for one or more TMCH-eligible terms - typically a trademark - have been successfully validated and entered into the TMCH database.
SRS (Shared Registration System)
The system of computers, networking equipment, data stores, software services and network connectivity that allows Registrars to provision objects for the purpose of applying for, registering, modifying and maintaining Registrations and allows DPML Registrars to provision objects to apply for, register, modify and maintain DPML Blocks.
A series of alphanumeric characters, including dashes when not preceding or finishing the alphanumeric character set. For purposes of clarity only, this includes Punycode conversions of IDNs.
The period of time noted by a Registry's terms and conditions.
A Domain Name Registration resulting from an approved Sunrise Application.
Terms and Conditions
This document, including the annexes and any and all interpretative guidelines published by Donuts in relation hereto, as may be amended from time to time.
TMCH (Trademark Clearinghouse)
The mechanism made available for the validation and database management of rights protected terms, typically trademarks.
The then effective guidelines found at http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com.
TLD (Top Level Domain)
Representing the string to the right of the dot (e.g., in the Domain Name "second.top", ".top" is the TLD).
ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Process, as applied and amended.
ICANN's Uniform Rapid Suspension System.
The publicly available and transaction-oriented query/response protocol specified by RFC 3912 used to provide identifying information regarding Registrants on the Internet.