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  • 1 Year 63.00 USD
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Yes Details Are Individual .uy domain registrations allowed?

Yes Details Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .uy?

Yes Details Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .uy?

Yes Details Are some .uy domain names restricted?

No Details Does .uy domain have a special use?

No Details Other information I need to know about .uy?

No Details Are there any additional fees for .uy?

No Details Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .uy?

No Details WHOIS Privacy service available?

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.uy Domain FAQ

.uy General FAQ
.UY is the Internet country top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Uruguay. Uruguay is a country located in the southern-eastern part of South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north, by Argentina across the back of both the Uruguay River cpr144449003101 to the west and the estuary of Rio de la Plata to the southwest, and the South Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. .UY domain name registry is operated by Servicio Central de Informatica. All Uruguayan domain names are registered through them.
Why should I buy a .uy domain name?
.uy domain name presents a great opportunity for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Uruguay. By registering a .uy your company can provide relevant and localized information about cpr144449003101 your product, services and individual voice on the internet. Local domain names such as, .uy gives your company and organization a professional image, which demonstrates proof of your commitment to local customers.
What name can I register?
The following principles apply to all second level domains .uy

The administration of the TLD UY and second-level domains is considered a public service to the entire community in the country, so the domain registration, at all levels, should be performed with absolute fairness and transparency, and considering the public interest.

Aspects relating to ownership of property or TLD UY or second-level domains, are incorrect. It is appropriate to the concepts of "responsibility" and "service" to the community.

  1. The administrator UY TLD must be an entity residing in Uruguay and is recognized as a major player in Internet development in the country, independent and neutral. This should promote access to Internet at all levels, and their use within the country.
  2. The administrator UY TLD is aware that while there is only one domain administrator, you cannot abuse this. The same consideration applies to the second level domains.
  3. The costs are defined for the registration of a domain under UY should be established non-profit , and should wherever possible in line with the cost of registration of the other Internet domains.
  4. The registration of a domain under UY not cpr144449003101 grant trademark rights or ownership of that domain.
  5. The administrator of UY-class and second-level domains, is not responsible for any injury legal intellectual property or other rights , by the mere fact to register a domain in the DNS (Domain Name System) .
  6. The administrator of UY and second-level domains will develop regulations for use of the domain and registration procedures that includes these principles. Also promote the existence of mechanisms to resolve, quickly and efficiently, any legal disputes regarding the registration of domain names under UY.
  7. The administrator of a domain under UY, at all levels, is responsible for collaborating in the detection and resolution of security incidents originated in the domain given by him.
What is the registration term allowed for .uy domain names?
The minimum term for .uy cpr144449003101 domain names is 1 year(s).
Can anyone register a .uy domain name?

YesAre Individual .uy domain registrations allowed?

YesCompany or legal entities registrations allowed for .uy?

YesAre there requirements, documents, or information needed for .uy?

Trustee service is required to manage this extension in your 101domain account. Please select trustee service at checkout.

YesAre some .uy domain names restricted?

Violating rights to third parties, names and activities that are illegal are prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.

NoDoes .uy domain have a special use?

NoOther information I need cpr144449003101 to know about .uy?

NoAre there any additional fees for .uy?

NoDo I need a trademark/brand name to register .uy?

NoWHOIS Privacy service available?

Yes.uy Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees?

How long does it take to register my .uy domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .uy during general availability is 1 Week. .uy is not cpr144449003101 expected to launch until 1 Week. Once launched, a registration time frame will be available.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .uy domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 1 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 cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.uy); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.uy).
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How do I host my .uy domain name?
bluesit.com offers hosting and email service for .uy. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.cpr144449003101
How do I transfer my .uy domain name?

To transfer your .uy domain name to bluesit.com, submit your domain name transfer or contact sales.

To transfer your .uy domain cpr144449003101 name out of bluesit.com, contact sales.

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, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .uy requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private WHOIS)?
No. At present the .uy domain zone does not provide means to hide the information cpr144449003101 of the domain owner. All information (name, address, email, etc.) will be displayed in WHOIS.
Can I register my .uy domain name in different languages (Internationalized Domain Name)?

No, .uy does not cpr144449003101 support Internationalized Domain Names

Grace period for .uy domain name?
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the cpr144449003101 due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .uy domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may 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 .uy domain names?
The .uy domain name registry is operated Servicio Central de Informatica. All Uruguayan domain names are registered through them. Universidad de la RepAblica oversees the management of Uruguayan domain names registry.

You may visit them here: SeCIU RAU.

.uy Domains Dispute & Policy

Last Update 20 August 2012. The most recent source for .uy domains dispute policy (in Spanish) can be found at: www.nic.org.uy/Registrar/arbitrajeregla.htm

Register domain names under. UY Technical Instructions 37. By the mere fact of submitting the application for registration of the domain name, the applicant / owner agrees to accept the arbitration mechanism for settling disputes arising in the domain name registration, to abide by its outcome and to pay the expenses and costs as determined by the arbitrator, see Annex II .

Name Dispute Resolution
Annex II

Under the provisions of Clause 37 of the Technical Instructions applicant / holder accepts arbitration services provided by the Center of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Services of Uruguay , and the application of the Arbitration Rules of the Centre. points listed in the Technical Instructions : 37

Arbitration Rules in Respect of Domain Names for. UY

Article 1. The arbitration proceedings in Internet domain names is governed by the Arbitration Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration Center, Court of Mercosur International Arbitration of the Stock Exchange of Uruguay , subject to the modifications set forth in this Regulation.
Article 2. Definitions arbitration Commitment: Legal act bilaterally, completed under a statutory provision, clause or will parties, which establishes the details regarding the submission of a matter concerning the registration of a domain name arbitration jurisdiction. demand arbitration: Act by which the claimant submits a claim for registration of a domain name the arbitral tribunal, requesting a ruling favorable to their interest.
Defendant: Quality or attribute of the natural or legal person, the registrant of a domain name, against which promotes demand. Plaintiff or actor: quality or attribute of the natural or legal person who promotes a demand on the registration of a domain name.
Harassment to good use the domain name (also known for kidnapping in reverse domain name): Use of bad faith on the uniform dispute-resolution policy disputes concerning domain names adopted on 24 October 1999 by the Corporation for Assigned Names Domain and Numbers ( ICANN ) to attempt to deprive the domain name holder of a domain name registered.
technical manual : Agreement between the registrar and the domain name holder for the registration of a domain name. arbitral Judgment: Process for the registration of a domain name for the rule of law or by agreement of the parties is settled before arbitrators.
Domain name: The domain name system (DNS) serves the function of facilitating users to browse the Internet. It does so with the help of two components: the domain name and its number of Internet Protocol (IP).
A domain name is the unique address easily understandable to the user, a computer, usually as easy to remember or to identify, for example: seciu.edu.uy. An IP number is a unique underlying numeric address, such as The DNS distributed database containing lists of domain names and corresponding IP numeric addresses and perform the function of establishing maps domain names and corresponding IP numeric addresses, in order to direct requests connection of computers on the Internet.
Parties: Plaintiff and defendant.
Registrar: Entity to which the Respondent has registered the domain name that is the subject of the claim.
Article 3. Scope.
1) Where the parties have agreed writing that the dispute between them concerning the registration of an Internet domain name arbitration proceeding shall be settled in accordance with the procedure of the Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration, International Court of Arbitration for Mercosur, the Stock Exchange Uruguay, such disputes shall be resolved in accordance with this Regulation, subject to such modification as the parties by agreement may be made in writing and accepted by the Centre.
2) These Rules shall govern the arbitration except in cases any of its rules is in conflict with a rule of public law applicable to arbitration, in which case the latter shall govern.
3) If the vacuum of the rules of this Regulation and the Rules of Arbitration and Conciliation Center Arbitration, International Court of Arbitration for Mercosur, the Stock Exchange of Uruguay, the rules of procedural law applicable to arbitration.
4) The provisions of these Regulations and the Arbitration Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration Center , Court of International Arbitration for Mercosur, the Stock Exchange of Uruguay shall, except as otherwise provided, those that are in force on the date the request for arbitration has been received by the Secretariat General of the Centre.
Article 4 . Regime notifications Notifications can be made by letter or written document, return receipt requested, telegram, notarized, facsimile transmission with confirmation of transmission, by electronic mail via the Internet, provided that the availability of record of its transmission, or other written forms of electronic communication. Also be undertaken by any other means of notification which the parties have agreed in the contract, agreed in the arbitration or resolved by the court.
Article 5. Language Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the language of arbitration shall be Spanish language, unless the arbitral tribunal decides otherwise, in response to comments made by the parties and the circumstances of the arbitration.
Article 6. Number of Arbitrators
1) The arbitral tribunal shall consist of one or three arbitrators, as agreed by the parties.
2) In the event that the parties have not established the number of arbitrators or where no agreement among them on this point, it is understood that the Board shall consist of a sole arbitrator. Notwithstanding this, the Centre may appoint a greater number of arbitrators, given the complexity and circumstances of the arbitration.
Article 7. Appointment of sole arbitrator tribunal
1) Where the court is composed of a sole arbitrator, the same shall be appointed by agreement between the parties from a list of arbitrators that make up the Body of Arbitrators Domain Name Center.
2) In the event that, at the hearing referred to in article 13 of the present, not there is agreement between the parties to the sole arbitrator, the same shall be appointed by the Centre.
Article 8. Appointment of arbitral tribunal collegiate
1) Where the arbitral tribunal is composed of three arbitrators, each party shall appoint one arbitrator, which should not necessarily be removed from the list of arbitrators that make up the Body of Arbitrators Domain Name Center. The arbitrator shall be appointed by each party at the hearing referred to in article 13.
2) If a party fails to make the designation of the arbitrator in the hearing mentioned above, the same shall be appointed by the Centre.
3) In the case of court composed of three arbitrators, the arbitrators appointed by each of the parties or failing Center-designate, in turn, the third arbitrator, who shall preside over the tribunal. The third arbitrator shall be chosen from a list of arbitrators that make up the Body Domain Name Arbitration Center at the hearing referred to in Article 13 or, later, if appointed by the Centre in the case had not made by the parties.
4) If there is no agreement between the arbitrators appointed by the parties to the chair of the tribunal, the appointments shall be made by the Centre.
Article 9. Criteria for designation for the purposes of the appointment of arbitrators The Centre will consider the independence, impartiality and expertise of the members of the Arbitration Body Center, selecting Corps Domain Name Arbitration.
Article 10 . How the court will rule for the procedure not covered by this Regulation the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 14 of the Arbitration Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration Centre, International Court of Arbitration for Mercosur, the Stock Exchange of Uruguay.
Article 11 . procedure for challenging an arbitrator procedure for challenging an arbitrator will the provisions of Article 485 of the General Code of Procedure.
Article 12 . Notice of Arbitration
1) The party initiating recourse to arbitration (hereinafter called "the claimant") shall notify the Secretary General of the Centre and the other party (in hereinafter called "the respondent").
2) shall be deemed to arbitration begins on the date on which the notice of arbitration is received by the Secretariat General of the Centre.
3) The notice of arbitration shall include the following information:
a. Request that the dispute be referred to arbitration;
b. Name, address and email, and telephone numbers and facsimile of the parties;
c. Reference to the arbitration clause of the technical instructions or separate arbitration agreement that is invoked;
d. Reference to the event, act or contract out of which the case or which the dispute arises;
e. Specify the name or domain names cpr144449003101 that are the subject of the complaint;
f. Proposal on the number of arbitrators when the parties have not previously agreed thereon.
Article 13 . Award of arbitration
1) Upon receipt of the notice of arbitration, the Center will call the complainant and the respondent to give the arbitration agreement at a hearing to be held under the chairmanship of the Secretary General of the Centre within a maximum a fortnight.
2) At the hearing, the arbitration shall be granted, in deed, to the Clerk of the Centre, which will contain:
a. Grant date and name of the grantors, postal and e-mail and the telephone and facsimile numbers of the parties;
b. Name of the arbitrators, if the designation of them had not been made in the arbitration clause. If there is no agreement on the appointment of arbitrators, the procedure as provided in paragraph 2 of Article 7 and paragraph 3 of Article 8 of this Regulation;
c. Points on which the award should lie. If no agreement of parties on this issue, each of them will come up points and they will all be subject to arbitration;
d. Name or domain names that are the subject of the complaint;
e. Arbitration. If nothing is said about the matter, apply the provisions of this Regulation and the Rules of Arbitration of the Center of Conciliation and Arbitration, International Court of Arbitration for Mercosur, the Stock Exchange of Uruguay, the latter with the scope given by section 1 of this Regulation;
f. The mention of whether the arbitration is in law or in equity. If nothing saith, the arbitrators fail in equity.
g. Laudar Deadline, subject to the provisions of paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 15 of this Regulation.
3) The parties may submit at the hearing, jointly signed an arbitration agreement in a public document containing the provisions set forth in the preceding paragraph.
4) If a party do not attend the hearing scheduled or refuse to grant the arbitration, the claimant shall be free to promote common justice to the granting of the arbitration.
Article 14 . demand arbitration
1) In case of pointless attempt at conciliation, the applicant must submit the application before the tribunal in print and in electronic form (except to the extent that is not available for annexes) within ten calendar days as from the audience futile attempt at conciliation.
2) The application shall contain the following information:
a. Name, address and e-mail and the telephone and facsimile numbers of each of the parties;
b. Accurate account of the facts, determine the points at issue and invocation of the law on which the claim is based, in particular:
i) the name or domain names that are the subject of the complaint;
ii) identification of the registrar to which you have registered the domain name or names at the time of submitting the application;
iii) a description of the reasons on which the claim is based, including in particular:
- the way the name or domain names are identical or similar to the point of creating confusion with a trademark or service on which the complainant has rights;
- the reasons why you should consider that the Respondent (domain name holder) has no rights or legitimate interests in the domain name or names of the application object, and
- the reasons why you should consider that the name or names domain has been registered and used in bad faith. - and any other element deemed of interest.
c. Offer of the relevant evidence in accordance with paragraph 3;
d. Signature of applicant or its representative.
If demand does not meet the formal requirements, they must be corrected by the applicant within the time specified by the court.
3) The applicant shall accompany the application the documents proving the personality invoked, all the documentary evidence try to enforce and is in his power, and also indicate the name and address of the witness and succinct view of the testimony, as well as other means of proof that will take care of themselves and filling out request.
4) Only may be proposed later clearly supervening evidence or new facts relating to or mentioned by the other party to answer the complaint or counterclaim.
5) In the application and accompanying documents, as well as any other document or writing that this by either party during the arbitration proceedings shall be attached as many copies as people have to be notified and the arbitral tribunal shall have and copy to the Secretariat General of the Centre.
Article 15 . Answering the demand
1) Once notified The defendant must answer in print and in electronic form (except to the extent that is not available for annexes) demand within fifteen calendar days.
2) The reply brief shall observe the same requirements of form specified for the application, to the extent that applicable.
3) The defendant must act strongly on the accuracy of the facts alleged in the complaint and the authenticity of the documents to which it is accompanied whose authenticity HAVE whatever you attributed. In particular, it must include all the reasons why the Respondent (domain name holder) to retain registration and use of the domain name in dispute. His silence and ambiguous or evasive answers will be taken as an admission of those facts and the authenticity of the documents.
4) In answering the complaint, the defendant must prove, being applicable to the same rules that regulate the production of evidence by the applicant.
Article 16. Citation to laudar
1) After completion of filling out the test, the arbitral tribunal shall declare the proceedings closed and summon the parties to hear the award to be issued.
2) If the court deems it necessary , acting ex officio or upon request, may reopen the proceedings, at any time before the award was rendered.
3) The award shall be rendered within the period prescribed in the arbitration agreement or, failing that, within sixty days from receipt of the complaint, unless the parties or the Centre, the latter for valid reason, may agree to suspend the proceedings.
4) The Centre may agree, for reasons duly substantiated, an extension of time to laudar.
5) The court arbitral award must notify the Center and the registrar within twenty-four hours of dictation.
.uy Glossary of Technical Terms

A top-level domain devoted solely to international treaty organizations that have independent legal personality. Such organizations are not governed by the laws of any specific country, rather by mutual agreement between multiple countries. IANA maintains the domain registry for this domain.

A record
The representation of an IPv4 address in the DNS system.

AAAA record
The representation of an IPv6 address in the DNS system.

Administrative contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Administrative contact is intended to represent the Registrant(owner) of the domain, in any non-technical matters, regarding the management of the domain. Certain extensions require Administrative contact to confirm requests and accept notices about the domain name.

The ASCII-compatible encoded (ACE) representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is transmitted internally within the DNS protocol. A-labels always commence the with the prefix "xn--". Contrast with U-label.

Originally a reference to the US Government agency that managed some of the Internet’s initial development, now a top-level domain used solely for machine-readable use by computers for certain protocols — such as for reverse IP address lookups, and ENUM. The domain is not designed for general registrations. IANA manages ARPA in conjunction with the Internet Architecture Board.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
The standard for transmitting English (or "Latin") letters over the Internet. DNS was originally limited to only Latin characters because it uses ASCII as its encoding format, although this has been expanded using Internationalized Domain Names(IDN) for Applications.

Authoritative Name Server
A domain name server configured to host the official record of the contents of a DNS zone. Each Uruguayan .uy domain name must have a set of these so computers on the Internet can find out the contents of that domain. The set of authoritative name servers for any given domain must be configured as NS records in the parent domain.

Automatic Renewal
The service of automatic renewal allows the customers the convenience of automatic billing for the services ordered through the domain registrar. If the automatic renewal is selected, customer's credit card will be automatically charged for the service, which will avoid the interruption in service.

Billing Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Billing contact is responsible for the payment of the domain, and is usually assigned to the registrar managing the domain.

Caching Resolver
The combination of a recursive name server and a caching name server.

Cloaking Forwarding
Domains can be forwarded to another URL by using a forwarding service. Cloaking forwarding differs from Apache 301 forwarding by showing the content of the URL being forwarded to, however the URL bar displays the original domain name.

CNAME Record
A CNAME record is an abbreviation for Canonical Name record and is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to specify that a domain name is an alias for another domain, the "canonical" domain. CNAME has a very specific syntax rule. CNAME can only be set up for the unique subdomain, meaning that it cannot be set up for any subdomain, which has already been set up for the domain. Thus CNAME is most commonly set up for WWW subdomain.

Country-code top-level domain (ccTLD)
A Class of Top Level Domains, generally assigned or reserved by a country, sovereign state, or territory. IANA is the organization, responsible for the ccTLD assignments. Since 2010 there 2 types of ccTLDs: 2 letter ASCII characters TLDs and IDN TLDs, which consist of the native language characters. Each country/territory is able to implement certain restrictions and requirements on the ccTLD assigned to them.

Cross-Registry Information Service Protocol (CRISP)
The name of the working group at the IETF that developed the Internet Registry Information Service (IRIS), a next-generation WHOIS protocol replacement.

Any transfer of responsibility to another entity. In the domain name system, one name server can provide pointers to more useful name servers for a given request by returning NS records. On an administrative level, sub-domains are delegated to other entities. IANA also delegates IP address blocks to regional Internet registries.

Deletion of the domain results in the domain record being removed from the registry's database. Domain deletion procedure and availability differs depending on each of the TLD's policy. Certain extensions require additional payment to delete a domain name.

DNS zone
A section of the Domain Name System name space. By default, the Root Zone contains all domain names, however in practice sections of this are delegated into smaller zones in a hierarchical fashion. For example, the .com zone would refer to the portion of the DNS delegated that ends in .com.

A technology that can be added to the Domain Name System to verify the authenticity of its data. The works by adding verifiable chains of trust that can be validated to the domain name system.

Domain lock
In order to prevent unwanted changed to the domain names, customers have an ability to change the locks on their domain names. The domain lock availability depends on individual TLD, and includes clientTransferProhibited, clientUpdateProhibited, clientDeleteProhibited, clientRenewProhibited.

Domain Name
A unique identifier with a set of properties attached to it so that computers can perform conversions. A typical domain name is "icann.org". Most commonly the property attached is an IP address, like "", so that computers can convert the domain name into an IP address. However the DNS is used for many other purposes. The domain name may also be a delegation, which transfers responsibility of all sub-domains within that domain to another entity. domain name label a constituent part of a domain name. The labels of domain names are connected by dots. For example, "www.iana.org" contains three labels — "www", "iana" and "org". For internationalized domain names, the labels may be referred to as A-labels and U-labels.

Domain Name Registrar
An entity offering domain name registration services, as an agent between registrants and registries. Usually multiple registrars exist who compete with each other, and are accredited. For most generic top-level domains, domain name registrars are accredited by ICANN.

Domain Name Registry
A registry tasked with managing the contents of a DNS zone, by giving registrations of sub-domains to registrants.

Domain Name Server
A general term for a computer hardware or software server, which answers requests to convert domain names into something else. These can be subdivided into authoritative name servers, which store the database for a particular DNS zone; as well as recursive name servers and caching name servers.

Domain Name System (DNS)
The global hierarchical system of domain names. A global distributed database contains the information to perform the domain name conversations, and the most central part of that database, known as the root zone is coordinated by IANA.

Dot or “."
Common way of referring to a specific top-level domain. Dot generally precedes the Top Level domain, such as dot com is written down as “.uy”.

Expiration date
The expiration date determines when the domain registration period ends. In order to avoid downtime for the domain, renewal of the domain at least two weeks before expiration date is strongly encouraged. After the expiration date passes, some registries maintain the record of the domain name under the same owner, however the DNS services are put on hold.

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
A protocol used for electronic communication between a registrar and a registry for provisioning domain names.

Refers to the last portion of the domain name, located after the dot. Domain extension helps determine the registry, to which domain pertains, and allows to accurately classify the domain name.

First Come, First Served (FCFS)
Multiple applications for the same domain name are not accepted. The domain will be awarded to the first registrar who submits a registration request.

File Transfer Protocol does exactly what it says. The standard network protocol allows the transfer of files from one host to another. There are many FTP clients(programs) available, which allow you to connect to your host and transfer your completed content to your hosting provider's space.

Fully-Qualified Domain Mame (FQDN)
A complete domain name including all its components, i.e. "www.icann.org" as opposed to "www".

GAC Principles
A document, formally known as the Principles for the Delegation and Administration of ccTLDs. This document was developed by the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee and documents a set of principles agreed by governments on how ccTLDs should be delegated and run.

General Availability Phase
Domains are awarded on first come first serve basis, granted that the domains are available after the previous phases have concluded.

Generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
A class of top-level domains that are used for general purposes, where ICANN has a strong role in coordination (as opposed to country-code top-level domains, which are managed locally).

Glue Record
An explicit notation of the IP address of a name server, placed in a zone outside of the zone that would ordinarily contain that information. All name servers are in-bailiwick of the Root Zone, therefore glue records is required for all name servers listed there. Also referred to as just "glue".

Hints File
A file stored in DNS software (i.e. recursive name servers) that tells it where the DNS root servers are located.

The name of a computer. Typically the left-most part of a fully-qualified domain name.

HyperText Transfer Protocol serves as the cornerstone protocol for World Wide Web, which allows the transfer of data between clients and servers.

See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

IANA Considerations
A component of RFCs that refer to any work required by IANA to maintain registries for a specific protocol.

IANA Contract
The contract between ICANN and the US Government that governs how various IANA functions are performed.

IANA Staff
See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) is responsible responsible for the coordination of maintenance and methodology of several databases of unique identifiers related to the namespaces of the Internet, and ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.

Internal transfer
Internal transfer refers to a transfer of a domain name within the same registrar. This procedure may be simpler, than starting a domain transfer, which involves 2 different registrars. The internal transfer is possible, after two parties involved in the internal transfer come to an agreement about the terms of the transfer.

Internationalized domain name (IDN)
Internet domain name, which allows the use of a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Arabic, Cyrillic, and Chinese. Adoption of IDN domain names is a significant step towards including non-English speakers into the world of Internet. Internationalized domain name is stored in Domain Name System as ASCII strings, which are transcribed by the use of Punycode.

Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
The oversight body of the IETF, responsible for overall strategic direction of Internet standardization efforts. The IAB works with ICANN on how the IANA protocol parameter registries should be managed. The IAB is an activity of the Internet Society, a non-profit organization.

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
A department of ICANN tasked with providing various Internet coordination functions, primarily those described in a contract between ICANN and the US Government. The functions relate to ensuring globally-unique protocol parameter assignment, including management of the root of the Domain Name System and IP Address Space. ICANN staff within this department is often referred to as "IANA Staff".

Internet Coordination Policy (ICP)
A series of documents created by ICANN between 1999 and 2000 describing management procedures.

Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)
The committee of area experts of the IETF’s areas of work, that acts as its board of management.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
The key Internet standardization forum. The standards developed within the IETF are published as RFCs.

Internet Protocol (IP)
The fundamental protocol that is used to transmit information over the Internet. Data transmitted over the Internet is transmitted using the Internet Protocol, usually in conjunction with a more specialized protocol. Computers are uniquely identified on the Internet using an IP Address.

IP address
A unique identifier for a device on the Internet. The identifier is used to accurately route Internet traffic to that device. IP addresses must be unique on the global Internet.

Internet Protocol version 4. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 32-bit IP addresses.

Internet Protocol version 6. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 128-bit IP addresses.

Landrush Phase
This phase allows you a greater chance to obtain a domain name prior to General Availability, typically for an increased fee. The fee generally varies depending on how early you want to register. Priority is either first-come, first-served or will go to an auction cpr144449003101 if there are multiple applicants, depending on registry rules. A common fee structure that will be in use is the Early Access Program (EAP). Further details on a specific extensions landrush phase can be found under the landrush section for that a particular domain.

Mail exchange (mx) record
MX record determines which server the mail client will be retrieving the mail from. The MX records for individual domains can be set up in the DNS records section of the client's control panel.

New Generic Top Level Domain (New gTLD)
Starting on July 15th, 2013 ICANN has started process of delegating new Generic Top Level Domains, opening up new opportunities for the internet community. New extensions include popular categories like professional domains, IDNs, general interest domains, and brand domain names.

NS record
a type of record in a DNS zone that signifies part of that zone is delegated to a different set of authoritative name servers.

Parent domain
The domain above a domain in the DNS hierarchy. For all top-level domains, the Root Zone is the parent domain. The Root Zone has no parent domain as it is as the top of the hierarchy. Opposite of sub-domain.

Many of the registrars offer a free service of domain parking. This allows the customer to quickly register a domain name, and choose the hosting solution at a later date. Very often the registrar's parking DNS servers allow DNS record modification.

Paid pre-registration allows you to purchase the domain in the General Availability phase, and the domain will be submitted as soon as the General Availability phase opens.

Primary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Primary name server is responsible for storing information about the domain routing and making it available for requests.

PTR record
The representation of a IP address to domain name mapping in the DNS system.

Recursive Name Server
A domain name server configured to perform DNS lookups on behalf of other computers.

The transfer of a delegation from one entity to another. Most commonly used to refer to the redelegation process used for top-level domains.

Redelegation process
A special type of root zone change where there is a significant change involving the transfer of operations of a top-level domain to a new entity.

Redemption Grace Period
Redemption Grace Period(RGP) is a period after the expiration date, in which the domain still belongs to the same client, however the functionality is put on hold. The domain can usually be restored after paying for RGP fee. gTLDs often have a Renewal Period of 30 days before the Redemption Grace Period starts.

Regional Internet Registry (RIR)
A registry responsible for allocation of IP address resources within a particular region.

See Registrant Contact

Registrant Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Registrant contact is the owner of the domain, and is the entity that holds right to use the particular domain name.

Registrar for .uy
An entity that can act on requests from a registrant in making changes in a registry. Usually the registrar is the same entity that operates a registry, although for domain names this role is often split to allow for competition between multiple registrars who offer different levels of support.

Registry Uruguay .uy
The authoritative record of registrations for a particular set of data. Most often used to refer to domain name registry, but all protocol parameters that IANA maintains are also registries.

Registry Operator for .uy Uruguay
The entity that runs a registry.

Reverse IP
A method of translating an IP address into a domain name, so-called as it is the opposite of a typical lookup that converts a domain name to an IP address.

A series of Internet engineering documents describing Internet standards, as well as discussion papers, informational memorandums and best practices. Internet standards that are published in an RFC originate from the IETF. The RFC series is published by the RFC Editor.

The highest level of the domain system.

Root Servers
The authoritative name servers for the Root Zone.

Root Zone
The top of the domain name system hierarchy. The root zone contains all of the delegations for top-level domains, as well as the list of root servers, and is managed by IANA.

Root Zone Management (RZM)
The management of the DNS Root Zone by IANA.

RZM Automation
A project to automate many aspects of the Root Zone Management function within IANA. Based on a software tool originally called "eIANA".

Secondary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Secondary server is responsible for copying information from the primary server. The original purpose of secondary server is to take over the requests, if the primary server is down. Some of the registries no longer put an emphasis on which server is primary or secondary, but many international registries still use the old standard.

Sponsoring organization
The entity acting as the trustee of a top-level domain on behalf of its designated community.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographivc protocol, which is designed to provide communication security over internet. The data entered on the websites, using SSL, is encrypted, thus making it less susceptible to data theft.

In the domain hierarchy, or structure, subdomain is a domain, which is a part of a larger domain. For example, "www.icann.org" is a sub-domain of "icann.org", and "icann.org" is a sub-domain of "org". Subdomains can generally be setup through a DNS server management utility as A records or CNAME records.

Sunrise Phase
A phase in which holders of eligible trademarks have the opportunity to apply and register domain names that correspond to their trademarks. To participate in Sunrise for new gTLDs, trademark holders must validate their trademarks with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) first and must provide a valid Signed Mark Data (SMD) file for submission.

Technical Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Technical contact is intended to assist the Registrant(owner) contact in any queries that pertain to the technical aspects of managing the domain name.

Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)
The central database of verified trademarks that was created by ICANN to provide brand protection to trademark holders during ICANN’s new gTLD program. Its' a centralized database of verified trademarks, that is connected to each and every new Top Level Domain (TLD) that will launch.

Top-level domain (TLD)
The highest level of subdivisions with the domain name system. These domains, such as ".uy" and ".uk" are delegated from the DNS Root zone. They are generally divided into two distinct categories, generic top-level domains and country-code top-level domains.

Most commonly, the term transfer refers to a inter-registrar transfer of registrations. The procedure of the tranfer will largely depend on the TLD, and is most commonly completed by requesting an authorization code from the current registrar and initiating the transfer at another registrar.

Trust anchor
A known good cryptographic certificate that can be used to validate a chain of trust. Trust anchor repository (TAR) Any repository of public keys that can be used as trust anchors for validating chains of trust. See Interim Trust Anchor Repository (ITAR) for one such repository for top-level domain operators using DNSSEC.

An entity entrusted with the operations of an Internet resource for the benefit of the wider community. In IANA circles, usually in reference to the sponsoring organization of a top-level domain.

The Unicode representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is shown to the end-user. Contrast with A-label.

A standard describing a repertoire of characters used to represent most of the worlds languages in written form. Unicode is the basis for internationalized domain names.

Uniform resource locator (URL)
Uniform Resource Locator(URL), commonly known as web address, is an address to a resource on the internet. The URL consists of two components: Protocol Identifier(i.e. http, https) and the Resource name(i.e. icann.org)

Unsponsored top-level domain
A sub-classification of generic top-level domain, where there is no formal community of interest. Unsponsored top-level domains(.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.) are administered according to the policies and processes established by ICANN.

URL Forwarding
URL Forwarding or URL redirection refers to the most common type of forwarding offered by domain registrars. Forwarding occurs when all pages from one domain are redirected to another domain.

A standard used for transmitting Unicode characters.

In the context of internationalized domain names, an alternative domain name that can be registered, or mean the same thing, because some of its characters can be registered in multiple different ways due to the way the language works. Depending on registry policy, variants may be registered together in one block called a variant bundle. For example, "internationalise" and "internationalize" may be considered variants in English.

Variant bundle
A collection of multiple domain names that are grouped together because some of the characters are considered variants of the others.

Variant table
A type of IDN table that describes the variants for a particular language or script. For example, a variant table may map Simplified Chinese characters to Traditional Chinese characters for the purpose of constructing a variant bundle.

Web host (Hosting Provider)
Web host is a type of an Internet service, which allows users to host content and/or email services by providing hosting space. Most often the hosting providers include control panels and tools for building a website and maintaining mail records.

A simple plain text-based protocol for looking up registration data within a registry. Typically used for domain name registries and IP address registries to find out who has registered a particular resource. (Usage note: not "Whois" or "whois")

WHOIS database
Used to refer to parts of a registry’s database that are made public using the WHOIS protocol, or via similar mechanisms using other protocols (such as web pages, or IRIS). Most commonly used to refer to a domain name registry’s public database.

WHOIS gateway
An interface, usually a web-based form, that will perform a look-up to a WHOIS server. This allows one to find WHOIS information without needing a specialized computer program that speaks the WHOIS protocol.

WHOIS server
A system running on port number 43 that accepts queries using the WHOIS protocol.

Wire format
The format of data when it is transmitted over the Internet (i.e. "over the wire"). For example, an A-label is the wire format of an internationalized domain name; and UTF-8 is a possible wire format of Unicode.

A machine-readable file format for storing structured data. Used to represent web pages (in a subset called HTML) etc. Used by IANA for storing protocol parameter registries.

Zone (DNS Records)
The zone file, also know as the DNS records is a vital component of DNS system, which contains various DNS records, which point to the location of content and email servers for each individual domain. Editing zone is made possible in the client's control panel.

Signed Mark Data (SMD)
A Signed Mark Data (SMD) is file that will allow you to register domain names during the sunrise period of new gTLD’s and request other services. It validates that you trademark has been verified within the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

Trademark Claims
The trademark claims period extends for 90 days after the close of the Sunrise period. During the Claims period, anyone attempting to register a domain name matching a trademark that is recorded in the Trademark Clearinghouse will receive a notification displaying the relevant mark information. If the notified party goes and ahead and registers the domain name the Trademark Clearinghouse will send a notice to those trademark holders with matching records in the Clearinghouse, informing them that someone has registered the domain name.