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API commands

Please find in the following a set of the most commonly used standard API commands in order to register, modify, renew, and transfer a domain name.

Domain Registration

(API Command reference » AddDomain)
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.al
period          = (INT)
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0	= (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 	= (NAMESERVER)

Domain Modification

(API Command reference » ModifyDomain)
Standard command
command = ModifyDomain
domain  = yourdomain.al

Change of registrant

command       = TradeDomain
domain        = yourdomain.al
ownercontact0 =(CONTACT)

The expiration date of the domain won't be changed by the trade.

Domain Renewal

(API Command reference » RenewDomain)
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourdomain.al
period     = (INT)
expiration = (INT)

.al domains have to be renewed 6 weeks prior to their expiration date.

Domain Deletion

DeleteDomain is not available for .al TLDs.

As .al domains cannot be deleted explicitly. To delete a .al domain you have to set the domain renewal mode or default renewal mode to AUTODELETE or AUTOEXPIRE.

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
command         = TransferDomain
domain          = yourdomain.al
auth            = .....
ownercontact0   =(CONTACT)
admincontact0   =(CONTACT)
techcontact0    =(CONTACT)
billingcontact0 =(CONTACT)
nameserver0     =(NAMESERVER)
nameserver1     =(NAMESERVER)

Transfer notes

A .al domain transfer must be initiated with a so-called authorization code, which can be obtained from the current registrar and the expiration date needs to be more than 30 days in the future.

Domain Restore

RestoreDomain is not available for .al TLDs.

Restores for .al are not possible.

Domain Restrictions

Restricted to Albanian residents and corporations

  • For Albanian commercial organizations or foreign organizations with a permanent legal representative within Albania. Starting from the day of the registration of a domain name the “possessor” is allowed 15 days to make any possible changes/corrections of a spelling mistake on a registered domain name or information regarding the contacts. After the above mentioned period, the request for changes/corrections of a domain name is considered as a request for a new registration, and as a result has to be accompanied by an application form for a new registration.
  • If no local contact was submitted, it would be automatically replaced by our trustee service for free.

Fulfillment Info

FTLD .al is a Fulfillment TLD. Fullfilment TLDs (FTLDs) are registered through a manual registration process. The manual registration process might involve documents, depending on respective registry regulations, and are therefore not automated for real-time registrations and real-time updates. Updates might cause additional costs!

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