27 Registration Life Cycle

Prototypical answer:

gTLDFull Legal NameE-mail suffixDetail
.uolUBN INTERNET LTDA.registro.brView

1 - Registration Life Cycle

All registration life cycle is done using the Extensible Provisioning
Protocol (EPP) interface (described in question 25). The state diagram
[Q27-diagram1] describes the registration life cycle. Each state is
described in the following sections.

1.1 - Request a domain

In order to register a domain the registrant must make request for a
domain and fulfill some requirements. This includes having at least
two fully functional authoritative nameservers for the domain.

After the domain is created, it is put in a serverHold status, not being
published until all pendencies are solved.

1.2 - Solve pendencies

The main pre-requisite for a domain to be registered is to have valid
Domain Name System (DNS) authoritative servers. During the serverHold
period, the registrar is notified via EPP poll messages.

There can also be other types of pendencies specific to the .UOL
gTLD (Generic Top Level Domain), such as some restrictions on the type
of registrant that are eligible for the domain. In those cases the
approval for the domain registration will be granted via out of band

1.3 - Domain is published

Once all pendencies are solved the domain is published. This is done
by a service that runs periodically. The domain is published within 10
minutes at most.

2 - Domain renewal

Registrar must renew the domain manually via EPP command. If the
registrar does not renew the domain, it will be cancelled according to
the schedule described in section 4.

3 - Domain transfer

Domain transfers between registrars are allowed via EPP command as
long as domain status permits. The registrant must first contact the
current registrar, asking for the transfer token, which must then be
passed to the new registrar, so that the request can be made.

Upon receipt of the transfer request, the Registry system immediately
queues a service message for retrieval via the EPP poll command. From
this point in time, the current sponsoring client has up to 5 days to
approve or reject the transfer. At any time in this period of 5 days,
and provided that the request has not yet been approved or rejected,
it is possible for the registrant to cancel the domain transfer

If no subsequent transfer request operation is received by the
Registry system after 5 days, itʹs automatically approved and service
messages for both Registrars are queued for retrieval via EPP poll

4 - Domain removal

In case the owner no longer wants to keep the domain, they can remove
the domain at any time using the domain delete command, making it
available to be registered again by anyone else.

The domain is also removed if the registration is not renewed. In
this case the domain is put in a status of serverHold, one week after
its expiration date, which means it stops being published.

If the registrar wants to keep the domain, they can opt to renew it
and the domain will be published again. Otherwise the domain is

5 - Resourcing plan

.UOL back-end registry will be fully outsourced to NIC.br.

The Registry System is built on current NIC.br infrastructure and
acquisition of new server hardware. This combined hardware system will
be used for all NIC.br new gTLDs operations and is detailed in
response to question 32.

Initial hardware and software configuration setup and service
maintenance for all NIC.br new gTLD operations will be trusted to the
personnel who currently run the .br Registry operations: network,
system and software engineer teams composed of 12 engineers, along
with NIC.br 24x7 Network Operations Center (NOC).

These setup and operational costs are distributed among all NIC.br new
gTLDs operations as detailed in each Financial Projections as
Operating (Technical Labor and Operation of SRS) and Capital (Hardware
and Software) Expenditures.

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