Further clarifications on the notification sent on Dec. 14, 2017.
Deletion of .ro domains is done in two ways:
- Upon request from the person/entity that holds the right-of-use for the given domain, according to the deletion procedure described on the RoTLD site under „Delete Domain” section.
- Automatically, should the annual maintenance service not be paid within 90 days from the expiration date.
As of January, RoTLD will provide to the .ro domain name holders a tool they can use in order to obtain a free list of .ro domains attached to an email address. Please check our site at www.rotld.ro.
Payment of the annual maintenance service for a domain name will be made through the Registrar (RoTLD Partner) responsible for that domain name. The Registrar can be found upon inquiring the WHOIS on www.rotld.ro.
The maintenance service rate is set by each Registrar. In case of ICI Registrar, the maintenance service rate is 12 EUR + VAT per year.
You can not make payments of the annual maintenance service before March 1st, 2018.
ICI Bucharest has started the notification campaign for the .RO Domain owners regarding the implementation of annual maintenance system on 1st of March, 2018.
Introduction of the registration and annual maintenance fee for ".ro" domains
The registration and annual maintenance fee for ".ro" domain names will enter into effect as of July 1, 2017.
For ".ro" domain names registered before July 1, 2012, holders of the rights of use have the obligation to pay the annual maintenance fee between July 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017. For domains ".ro" registered starting on July 1, 2012 and before July 1, 2017, the yearly maintenance fee will be paid when the right of use corresponding to the domain name will equal a period of 5 years since the date of registration.
DNSSEC for ".ro" domains
Starting with JUL 06, 2016, the .ro domain name registrants have the option to add DS records for the .ro domain names in purpose of DNSSES signing.
ROTLD Registrars meeting
On May 18th 2016, the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest hosted a meeting with the ROTLD registrars and partners where the technical team made several presentations on certain features and improvements on the registration and administration of the “.ro” domain names system.
DNSSEC for ”.ro” domain
Starting with the date of May 17, 2016, the ”.ro” zone is DNSSEC signed without having a DS (Delegation Signer) record in the ”root” nameservers.
Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)
On June 2, 2015, a new software version was installed which allows the use of the Romanian diacritical characters ăâîșț for the .ro domain names.
A number of domain names have been reserved for public administration.
ICANN published the list of applications for new generic top-level domains (new gTLDs)