To start the domain delegation process, you should read the procedures and guidelines established on the NIC’s website www.nic.py/en/guidelines to be aware of the requirements and general rules on domain names. It is advisable that you already have the data of the DNS servers that will resolve your domain name. To contact companies that can provide you with domain name resolution services and other Internet services, contact them directly. In addition, we recommend that you read questions 3 and 4 of the Technical Consultations section, to clarify the correct use of DNS servers.
The domain delegation process is very simple; It consists of the following steps:
From the moment one of the domain contacts confirms the original application, the NIC takes a maximum of 48 hours to inform you about the status of requested domain name. If you want to know about the current status of the application, you can check it through the following URL: www.nic.py/en/queries
To know about the status of an application, you can go to the following URL: www.nic.py/en/queries; simply enter the domain name in the corresponding field and press the check button. Domain name applications may have one of the following statuses:
No, the domain activation payment must be made once the domain has gone through an approval study and has been approved.
We remind you that domain payments are not refundable and that payments received before the domain has been approved doesn't warranty you that the domain is going to be approved.
If you were the one who started the domain delegation process, you must have received a message requesting you to confirm the delegation application; if you haven’t confirmed yet, you must in order to proceed further with the process. If 8 (eight) days after the initial request you or one of the contacts did not respond to that message, the application is rejected.
These are the requirements of the NIC-PY for the delegation of the following third level domains:
Before starting the application process for a new domain name, we suggest you visit the NIC site at www.nic.py/en/ to verify the availability of the domain. Once confirmed that the domain name is Available, you can proceed to Register it by pressing the Register button that will display the Delegation Form. In case you have problems filling in the form we suggest you contact us or your Internet service provider.
Yes, before applying for the delegation of a domain name, you must know what are going to be their DNS servers. The reason for this is that it is widely accepted by the Internet Community that domain names are delegated solely for use, this means that a given domain name should not be requested for the sole purpose of reserving it for future use or for prevent others from using it.
In the field Justify of the domain delegation form, you have to clearly mention why you want the domain name delegation. This information is very important because your argument is going to be used during the application’s approval study. Justifications such as: "website", "for receiving email" and the like are very generic and do not allow us to determine how the domain name will be used.
The domain renewal process consists of two reminders sent during the domain expiration month. These messages are sent to the contacts that appear in the domain application, reason for why it is very important that these data are up-to-date and that the responsibles for each domain receive the corresponding messages. If you want to update your domain’s data, go to the following link: https://www.nic.py/en/modify
The norms of the NIC establish that foreign companies can apply for .PY domains delegation, but must do so through duly authorized representatives, constituted in Paraguay. In practice this means that at least the billing contact must reside in our country.
If you are the current administrative, technical or billing contact and you need to modify data regarding a domain, you must fill in the modification form found in https://www.nic.py/en/modify. In case you do not appear as one of the domain contacts, you can send by email a digitalized copy of the Modification Template (photo or scanned image) to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. This template must be printed on letterhead of the Responsible Organization, and signed by a manager or representative of it. You can also send it by fax to +595 21 585554.
There is no procedure for changing a domain name and / or modifying it. If you want a new domain name you can apply for it through the following link: www.nic.py/en/register
In most cases, domain names are related to the company name or to the name of a product or service offered by that Organization. In cases where the requested names are generic, or we can not establish a relationship between them and the applicant organization, we request that you mention the reasons why you apply for the domain name in order to document your response that will be stored in our database.
There are no impediments for a natural person to apply for and delegate a domain name as long as the request complies with the norms, procedures and guidelines used by the NIC.
The Technical Contact is in charge of managing any technical issues related to the operation of a domain and is responsible for keeping the data of the name servers updated. Generally, we recommend that this contact belongs to the company that provides domain name resolution (DNS) services so that it can take care of any changes to the data on the servers.
The Billing Contact is in charge of knowing the details about the payments for activation and renewals; and the expiration date of the domain. It is his responsibility to make payments on the dates indicated for domain registration / renewal.
In all domain name applications, the contacts for the said domain are indicated. They can be Administrative, Technical or Billing contacts. Only these contacts are allowed to request and make changes to the domain data following these criteria:
All delegated domains must be renewed every year. The criteria established to determine the expiration of a domain is that each domain expires in the month in which it was activated, having time to renew it until the 25th of that month.
The term established for the payment of approved domains is 15 (fifteen) calendar days, counting from the date of approval and sending of the corresponding email message to the domain's contacts. Once this time has elapsed, the NIC reserves the right to request that all procedures be carried out again.
An IP number represents the unique identification of a computer on the Internet. Because this number is a multi-digit sequence, machines are generally known by their names rather than their IP. Also, this number can change multiple times and still keep the same name.
A domain name is an identifier used to designate a computer, or a set of computers on the network. For example: the name "hacienda.gov.py" groups all the computers of the Ministry of Finance of our country.
A top level domain (TLD) is the end part of an Internet domain; that is, the letters that follow the endpoint of any domain name. For example, in the domain name "www.nic.py", the top level domain is "py".
Second Level domains are those created from a Top Level Domain: in this sense, we can say that the name "com.py" is a second level domain. Those corresponding to the Third Level in turn are created from those belonging to the Second Level, and all those names of Third Level corresponding to Paraguay (ending "PY") are delegated by the NIC.PY.
Domain names can be delegated under any of the different general domain classifications. Among these classifications we have:
For information on delegating a domain under the global classification, access the ICANN website.
To obtain information about the delegation of a domain under the country classification, use the information provided by the IANA, in its root zone database.
You can delegate gTLD or ccTLD domains as you want. Delegation of one or another type of domain is not a mandatory requirement.
The so-called "root servers" are central domain name servers worldwide, which know the data about all the servers that manage the information of global or country domains (see previous question, to understand this classification of domains).
A subdomain is a domain that is part of a more general one. For example, "tributacion.hacienda.gov.py" is a subdomain of "hacienda.gov.py" and would belong to the Undersecretariat of Taxation, under the Ministry of Finance. Each assignee of a third level domain can freely create subdomains under it.