Shared Registry System SRS

Q. Are you using a Shared Registry System or a Dedicated Registry System (separate EPP servers for each TLD) for the TLD(s) you manage?

A. We are using a Shared Registry System.

Q. Do you use a real-time or non real-time registration system?

A. The SRS is real time.

Q. Will you provide a Standard Pool and Batch account (e.g. as VeriSign)?

A. A Standard Pool account will be provided, not a batch account.

Q. Do you offer a second OT&E account available to test domain transfers?

A. No, but short grace periods will be made possible to assist with testing transfers.

Q. Will the Registry provide access to test within the production environment?

A.No, we will provide an OTE for testing.

Q. Do you provide a web based interface for registrars to manage domain names (URL)?

A. Yes.

Q. Do you provide a special billing account to the registrars?

A. No.

Q. What are the invoiced commands?

A. The following transaction types are currently in the SRS; more will be added with the development of new features and functions:
1 1000 autoRenew
2 1000 renew
3 1000 purchase
4 1000 transferRequest
5 1000 transferReverse
6 1000 transferApproval
7 1000 remove
8 1000 restoreRequest
9 1000 restoreReverse
10 1000 restoreApprove
11 1000 balanceAdjustment
12 1000 manualEntry
13 1000 domainSet
100 1000 Deposit
101 1000 ManualAdjIncrease
102 1000 ManualAdjDecrease
103 1000 VATCharge
104 1000 VATChargeRefund.

Q. How often and when is the root zone be updated?

A. Our Registry zone files will be updated continuously.

Q. Do you allow the usage of glue nameservers?

A. Yes.

Q. What is your procedure for the handling of Orphan Glue Records?

A. Orphan Glue Records are prohibited according to ICANN policies.  We will use the following procedure—used by several existing registries and considered a generally accepted DNS practice—to manage orphan glue records. When a registrar submits a request to delete a domain, the registry first checks for the existence of glue records. If glue records exist, the registry checks to see if other domains in the registry are using the glue records. If other domains in the registry are using the glue records, then registrar EPP requests to delete the domain will fail until no other domains are using the glue records. (This functionality is currently in place for the .ORG registry.) However, if a registrar submits a complaint that orphan glue is being used maliciously and the malicious conduct is confirmed, the registry operator will remove the orphan glue record from the zone file via an exceptional process.

Q. Are you using host attributes or host objects for nameservers?

A. Host objects are used.

Q. What are the minimum & maximum nameservers required for a domain name?

A. Minimum 2, Maximum 13.

Q. Do you require pre-configured DNS before domain registration?

A. No.

Q. Will the registration of nameservers be charged?

A. No.

Q. What attributes will be required to register a domain, ns, contact?

A. All the attributes required by ICANN for new gTLDs, see Specification 6.

Q. Will the update of nameservers be charged?

A. No.

Q. Which contact fields can be updated?

A. All contact fields may be updated.

Q. What character set are you using for the contacts?

A. We support both ASCII and UTF-8.

Q. Do you support the transfer of a contact ID?

A. We do not support transferring of contacts. Contacts always remain sponsored by the registrar that created them. Registrars should create new contacts or use existing ones they have previously created. Additionally, domain transfers do not transfer contacts or hosts.

Q. Does the registry support renaming of host names?

A. Yes.

Q. Can hosts be updated by their owner when the host is linked to another domain name?

A. Yes.

Can domains be deleted when a host object of the domain is being used as a nameserver by another domain?

No, it can only be deleted if it is renamed.

Q. Do you support host objects or host attributes for the domain:ns tag?

A. Donuts supports host objects.

Q.What is the minimum and maximum length of a host?

A. As specified in the RFC, 255 characters.

Q. What is the minimum and maximum number of nameservers?

A. Two is the minimum and thirteen is the maximum.

Q. Is any number of nameservers allowed?

A. No, maximum of 13.

Q. What is the number of nameservers required in order for a domain to resolve.

A. There must be at least two nameservers.

Q. Are IPv6 addresses are supported.

A. IPV6 addresses are supported.

Q. How many IPs can be listed with a host object?

A. Thirteen (13).

Q. Can duplicate IPs be listed within a host object?

A. No.

Q. Can duplicate IPs be listed between different host objects for the same domain?

A. Yes.

Q. Do you have restrictions for delegating depending on the number of NSs, their addresses, location?

A. The only restriction is on the number of nameservers.

Q. Do you have restrictions on location of NSs, hosting, etc.?

A. No.

Q. Will contact attributes follow the Request for Comment standard?

A. Yes.

Q. Will contact ROIDs be allowed to be shared across multiple domains?

A. Yes.

Q. Will ISO country codes be used?

A. Yes.

Q. What is the minimum and maximum length of the authlnfo for each object and what specific characters are allowed or required?

A. Length and format of auth info are restricted according to RFC 5731, 5730 where,  (\w|_){1,80}-\w{1,8}  (Two words separated by a dash).

Q. Are there any dictionary restrictions on the authlnfo value?

A. No.

Q. Will there be restrictions on when the authlnfo can be reset?

A. No.

Q. Will the OT&E environment emulate the end of each Sunrise phase, including the awarding and denial of test domains?

A. Yes.

Q. What domain activity will the registry support during the quiet periods prior to GA?

A. Adding contacts and hosts.

A. No.

Q. Which domain status are allowed for the domains?

A. The industry standard domain status are allowed. See the document “Donuts Registry Guide” for full descriptions.

Q. Will the registry provide a secure certificate?

A. No, we will not provide a certificate .

Q. Which secure certificates are supported?

A. 1. VeriSign Secure Site (40bit) and Secure Site Pro (128bit) certificates
2. The following Thawte certificates are accepted:
SSL 123
SSL Web Server Certificates
SGC SuperCerts
Wildcard SSL Certificates
3. The following Geotrust certificates are accepted:
RapidSSL
RapidSSL Wildcard
QuickSSL
Quick SSL Premium
True BusinessID
True BusinessID MultiDomain
True Business ID Wildcard
4. Go Daddy Starfield Standard SSL certificate.

Q. Is a StarField certificate allowed?

A. Yes, a StarField certificate will be allowed.

Q. Is one certification required across all strings?

A. Yes, a registrar only need sign one RAA and pass the OTE testing once for access to all Donuts TLDs.

Q. Do lock and status rules follow RFC specifications?

A. Yes.

Q. What is the maximum number of domain names allowed in a single CHECK command?
A. Five.
Q. When are updates to registry objects NOT allowed?
A. During Pending Delete, and any Quiet period such as Sunrise Rest.
Q. Is there anytime Deletes are not allowed?
A. When a domain is in Pending Delete, or Pending Transfer, or on Hold status for policy reasons such as a UDRP case.
Q.Will *all* avail check responses from Donuts include cost and tier information? Including standard domains? 
A. Tier BB would be considered the standard, and AA and AAA would be considered the premium. 

Q. Will check responses for domains in all 3 of those tiers contain cost and tier details? 
A. Only non-standard priced names will return a name rating and a price for availability checks.
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