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About .nu domains

Note: New .nu domain registrations are currently unavailable at this time.

NuNames is the sponsor and Key Systems is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .nu extension that represents Niue.

Who can register .nu domains?

Anyone can register a .nu domain.

Registration restrictions

When registering a .nu domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 3-63 characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special Characters (e.g.,& and #)
  • IDNs: Not supported


  • Registration length: 2 years
  • Renewal length: 2 years
    • Your .nu 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 Renew my expired domain for instructions on the redemption.
    • For example: Your .nu 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.

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    Redemption requirements for .nu domain names:

    • Status 8 - Charge a Misc Fee for the cost of renewal, and $80 redemption fee. Then, in the CRM, submit an escalation to CCTLD - Reactivate Domain Request. If the domain is no longer available for redemption, the fees will be refunded.
  • Backorders: Not supported
  • Transfers to GoDaddy: Not supported
  • Transfers away from GoDaddy: Supported
    • Please contact our GoDaddy Guides to request the authorization code.

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    In the CRM, submit a CCTLD - Transfer Away escalation for the authorization code. The DCAST ccTLD Team will provide the customer with the authorization code required to complete the transfer.

  • Transfers to another GoDaddy account: Supported
    • When the domain name is moved, the registrant's first name, last name, and company name cannot be changed.
  • Basic privacy protection: Not supported
  • Protection plan upgrades: Not supported
  • CashParking: Supported
  • Contact Updates: Supported
    • To change the registrant, please reach out to our GoDaddy Guides for assistance. All other contact information can be changed through the Domain Manager.

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    Exceptions to contact updates for .nu domain names:

    • To update the registrant, submit a CCTLD - Contact Info Update Request escalation in the CRM. The registry may require an ID number for some registrant updates, which DCAST will communicate to the customer directly when applicable.

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 2-10 Nameservers
  • Can use: IPv4
  • Cannot use: IPv6, DNSSEC


For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

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