Procedures

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This section is a detailed step-by-step guide to all the actions that must be carried out by the parties involved in the processes related to domain name delegation, from the time the interested party fills in one of the forms until the same is notified on the final results of the request.

For each of the following procedures, in addition to the text version, there is a version in diagram format that graphically illustrates the different states that the requests or domains are taking as steps are followed.

keyboard_arrow_rightDelegation (Creation and Activation of a new domain)

Creation and Activation of a new domain

  1. Anyone interested in creating and activating a new domain (hereinafter Applicant) takes knowledge of the guidelines for the delegation of domain names and reads about the steps to be followed for this procedure before initiating any action.
  2. The Applicant fills in the domain name delegation application form available in www.nic.py/en/form.
  3. Before the application is sent, the Applicant reads the attached Conditions of Service and finally submits the application, thereby accepting all the terms established in the Conditions of Service.
  4. The NIC-PY receives the application and, within 24 hours, the CNC performs a technical verification to isolate errors or omissions that were not detected by the automatic processes. As a consequence of this verification, one of the following results is obtained:
    • The application has no technical issues and the process continues with the next step.
    • It is determined that the application is technically infeasible, therefore it is rejected and the Applicant is notified about it.
    • It is determined that there are minor errors or omissions that may be amended by the Applicant, in which case the Applicant is asked to send the corrected application via email.
  5. The requested domain name changes to the status of “domain with application subject to confirmation”, and an email requesting the confirmation of the application is sent to the Applicant. From this moment on, the requested domain name is reserved until the application is finally approved or rejected.
  6. The Applicant receives an email requesting the confirmation of the application, checks that the data is correct and also responds via email to the NIC, thus confirming the application. At this point, the Applicant can respond indicating last minute corrections to the application data. Likewise, the Administrative Contact and the Technical Contact nominated in the application are enabled to send the confirmation.
  7. NIC receives the confirmation, and the application changes to the status of “confirmed application”. From this moment the requested domain can already be seen on the NIC's domain queries page. On the other hand, if the confirmation is not received after 8 (eight) days from the original application date, it will be understood that the Applicant has withdrawn and it will be rejected.
  8. When the application is confirmed, the LED performs the domain approval study. This procedure takes between 24 and 48 hours, although this time can be extended if the application has any inconvenience, in which case, if the LED considers it necessary, it may require the Applicant to send supporting documents via fax with letterheads from the Responsible Organization, which can be used as a decision instrument.
  9. The application is approved and the creation of the domain is determined, which now changes to the status of “domain in creation process”. If the application is rejected, the Applicant is notified of the reasons.
  10. Once the application for domain delegation is approved, the Applicant makes the payment of the corresponding fee at any of the payment points enabled for this purpose. Once the payment has been verified the process continues with the next step. If the payment is not made after 15 (fifteen) days from the domain approval date, it will be understood that the Applicant has withdrawn and the delegation application will be rejected.
  11. Once the payment of the domain delegation fee has been confirmed, the CNC proceeds to add the domain being created in the DNS servers. The domain changes to the status of “Active” and from that moment it is published by the NIC servers, being operational and accessible on the Internet.
  12. The Applicant is automatically notified via email by the NIC of the activation of the newly created domain.

Observations

  • The Applicant, who fills in the forms and carries out the procedures related to the delegation, may be the Responsible Organization itself or a third party that carries out the procedures on behalf of the Responsible Organization. In any case, it is the Responsible Organization that actually receives the delegation of the domain name and is the only entity that exercises, before the NIC, the responsibility for the delegated domain.
  • In the Technical Verification stage, two instances are differentiated:
    • The instance of control of omissions or errors detected automatically at the time of submission of the form. For example data not completed, errors in the data of DNS servers and IP addresses, syntactic errors in email addresses.
    • The instance of control for errors that have not been automatically detected and are analyzed non-automatically. For example non-existenting email addresses, IP numbers that do not correspond to the DNS servers.
  • In the Approval study, it is evaluated if the application meets the requirements and conditions established by the NIC Guidelines, in such a way as to determine its approval or rejection. At this point, all the data provided in the application template or form is checked and, if necessary, actions can be taken to request confirmation or verification thereof. As much time as necessary will be used to carry out the approval study procedures.
  • Regarding the total duration of the domain delegation process, note that it largely depends on the Responsible Organization responding to the requirements and carrying out the procedures in a timely manner.
  • From this it can be said that if the Responsible Organization complies with the procedures on the day and if the application has no problems, the delegation process lasts between 48 and 72 hours.
  • Regarding the time magnitudes mentioned in this procedure for the NIC to evaluate the applications, they only correspond to the business days of the week (Monday to Friday) and do not include holidays.
  • Information about prices, expiration dates, payment points and billing are available at www.nic.py/en/pricing.php
keyboard_arrow_rightRenewal (Confirmation of the delegation of a domain name for a new period)

Confirmation of the delegation of a domain name for a new period

  1. The NIC notifies the Responsible Organization via email that the expiration date of the delegated domain is approaching and that it must be renewed. This notice is made in the month of expiration of the domain. The annual expiration date will always be the 25th of the activation month, the deadline for making the payment being the last day of that month.
  2. The Responsible Organization receives the notification and arranges the payment of the renewal of the domain in any of the authorized payment points.
  3. Once the payment has been confirmed, the NIC orders the renewal of the domain for a new period. If the payment is not made after the expiration date, the domain will be disabled and those responsible will have a period of 10 (ten) calendar days to regularize the payment and activate the domain again. After this period, the domain will be automatically deleted, making it available to be requested by the same Organization or another interested in the name.
  4. If the renewal procedures are satisfactorily completed, the Responsible Organization is automatically notified via email by the NIC about the renewal of the delegated domain.

Observations

  • Information about prices, payment points and billing are available at www.nic.py/en/pricing.php
  • The data related to the validity of the domains, as well as the establishment of expiration dates and other aspects can be found at www.nic.py/en/
keyboard_arrow_rightModification (Updating the data of a delegated domain)

Updating the data of a delegated domain

  1. The authorized Administrative, Technical or Billing Contact of the domain (hereinafter Contact) becomes aware of the domain delegation guidelines and reads the steps for this procedure before taking any action.
  2. The Contact completes/fills in the online form indicating the domain name and his email address.
  3. The application is received by the NIC and an email is sent to the Contact, indicating the URL that must be accessed to enter the modifications. If the Modification can not be requested by the authorized Contacts, the NIC will require that the Data Modification Template be sent via fax, which must be printed on the letterhead of the Responsible Organization and signed by an executive or representative of the same.
  4. The application is received by the NIC and the CNC performs a technical verification, which is carried out within the next 24 hours, to isolate errors or omissions that were not detected by the automatic processes. As a consequence of this verification, one of the following results is obtained:
    • The application has no technical issues and the process continues with the next step.
    • It is determined that the application is technically infeasible, therefore it is rejected and the Applicant is notified about it.
    • It is determined that there are minor errors or omissions that may be amended by the Applicant, in which case the Applicant is asked to send the corrected application via email.
  5. The CNC proceeds to carry out the update immediately if the requested changes are of a technical nature, that is, those related to the operation of the DNS service. On the other hand, if the request involves changes in the other data of the domain, the LED performs the approval study. This approval study process lasts between 24 and 48 hours, although this time can be extended if the application has any inconvenience, in which case, if the LED considers it necessary, it may require the Contact to send via fax supporting documents with letterheads of the Responsible Organization, which can be used as a decision instrument.
  6. The application is approved and the update of the domain data is determined. The domain now changes to the status of “Domain in modification process”. If the application is rejected, the Contact is notified about the reasons.
  7. The CNC proceeds to Activate the changes corresponding to the “Domain in modification process". From that moment, the domain remains operational on the Internet with the updated data.
  8. El Contacto es notificado automáticamente vía e-mail por el NIC acerca de la actualización de los datos del dominio. El Solicitante es notificado automáticamente vía e-mail por el NIC de la activación del dominio creado.

Observations

  • Common errors: Errors or omissions of a technical nature such as incomplete data, errors in the data of DNS servers and IP addresses, syntactic errors in email addresses, non-existenting email addresses, IP numbers that do not correspond to the servers DNS.
  • Approval study: It is evaluated if the application is viable and meets the requirements established in such a way as to determine its approval or rejection. At this point, all the data provided in the application template or form is checked, and if necessary, actions can be taken to request confirmation or verification thereof. As much time as necessary will be used to carry out the approval study procedures.
  • Regarding the total duration of the data modification process of a domain, note that it largely depends on the Responsible Organization responding to the requirements and carrying out the procedures of this process in a timely manner.
    From this it can be said that if the Responsible Organization complies with the procedures on the day and if the request has no problems, the modification process lasts between 24 and 72 hours.
  • Regarding the time magnitudes mentioned in this procedure for the NIC to evaluate the applications, they only correspond to the business days of the week (Monday to Friday) and do not include holidays.
keyboard_arrow_rightDisabling (Deactivating a delegated domain)

Deactivating a delegated domain

All domains, regardless of the initial activation date, expire -one year later- at the end of the month. A domain that has not been renewed and after that date, will remain active until the second Monday of the month, after its expiration. If the aforementioned term is fulfilled and the respective payment has not been made, the domain will be automatically disabled and the services related to it will stop working.

It is worth mentioning that a domain in "disabled" status can still be paid for and will not be free or available for another person to apply for it.

keyboard_arrow_rightDeleting (Unlinking a delegated domain)

Unlinking a delegated domain

Domains "disabled" and that have not been renewed, will be automatically deleted on the fourth Monday of the month of their disablement. This means that said domain name will be free and available for anyone to apply for it and delegate it, there being no possibility of any claim.

keyboard_arrow_rightDomain Name change (Replacing a delegated domain name with another domain name)

Replacing a delegated domain name with another domain name

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