About .ms Domains

The .ms country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Montserrat.

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Features Availability
Who can register? Anyone (details below)1
Registration length 1 year
Renewal length 1 year
Renewal restrictions Details below2
Nameserver requirements Maximum of 4
Transfers to GoDaddy Not supported
Transfers away Supported (details below)3
Private registration Not supported
Protected registration Not supported
Backorders Not supported
Bulk registration Supported
Account change Supported (details below)4
Contact updates Supported (details below)5
IDNs Not supported
Expiration/redemption Please contact customer support
Refund policy See below6
Registry MNINET

Details

1 Registration requirements

At registration, the administrative and registrant contacts for the domain will receive two emails: a welcome message and an activation email. The activation email has a link that one of the contacts must click on within 21 days to accept the TLD Registrant Agreement and AUP policy and confirm the domain name contact information.

The new .ms domain name will not be activated and will remain in "processing" for 21 days, until confirmed by clicking on the link. If not activated within 21 days, the domain name will be suspended, then deleted and refunded.

2 Renewal restrictions

Your .ms domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether the domain name is auto-renewed or renewed manually. Auto-renewal is attempted on the first day of the month prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal on the 10th of the month and again on the 20th of the month.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Recovering Expired Domain Names for instructions on the redemption.

For example: Your .ms domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.

3 Transfers away requirements

You will need an authorization code to make a transfer to another registrar, but the authorization codes created through the Domain Manager in your account are not valid. You must contact our customer support team to receive valid codes.

4 Account change requirements

When the domain name is moved, the registrant first name, last name, and company name cannot be changed.

5 Contact update requirements

To change the registrant information on your .ms domain name, please contact our support department. All other contact information can be changed through the Domain Manager in your GoDaddy account.

6 Refund policy

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

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