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About .ph Domains

The .ph country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Philippines. The information below applies to the following country-code second-level domain names (ccSLDs) that we offer at this time:

  • .com.ph — Intended for commercial entities
  • .net.ph — Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • .org.ph — Intended for noncommercial entities

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
Registration length 1, 2, 5, & 10 years
Renewal length 1, 2, 5, & 10 years
Renewal restrictions Details below1
Nameserver requirements Details below2
Transfers to GoWebsite 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
Contact updates Supported4
IDNs Not supported
Expiration/redemption Please contact customer support
Refund policy See below5
Registry dotPH Domains Inc.

Details

1 Renewal restrictions

Auto-renewal is attempted one day prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 5 days later and again 12 days after that.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 25th day after the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. Your domain name will be deleted and removed from your account if not renewed by the 59th day following expiration.

2 Nameserver requirements

Nameserver features Details
IPv4 Supported
IPv6 Not supported
DNSSEC Not supported
Minimum # of nameservers 2
Maximum # of nameservers 3

NS updates can take up to 5 days to complete.

3 Transfers away requirements

To transfer the domain, you will need to submit the request through your account at the dotPH Registry.

4 Contact updates requirements

If you want to update the Registrant Name or Company, you must do so through dotPH. You can update all other contact information through your GoWebsite account.

5 Refund policy

For details on refunds, please visit GoWebsite's Refund Policy page and 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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