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Verisign IDN TLDs

ICANN accredited registrars may add Verisign’s IDN TLDs to their domain name portfolios by following the process below. For assistance send an email to the Verisign Customer Affairs Office.

Step 1: ICANN Accreditation (Required)

A business must be ICANN-accredited before it can become a registrar for the new generic top level domains (gTLDs). Registrars who wish to offer Verisign’s IDN TLDs under ICANN’s New gTLD Program must enter into the 2013 version of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) and meet other ICANN requirements. Go to the ICANN website to start the ICANN accreditation process. Verisign has no control over how long the ICANN accreditation process may take.

Step 2: Authentication

If you have not completed the authentication process with Verisign previously, Verisign requires each business to be authenticated before establishing an account. A vendor of Verisign will contact you to request documents as proof of your business and your authority to represent and act on behalf of your company. For assistance or questions, please contact Verisign Customer Affairs Office.

STEP 3: Verisign Authorization (Required)

After you establish an account, you may complete the steps to provide financial information and determine technical readiness in any order. When finished, explore the Additional Services tab to find out how Verisign helps registrars with value-add services and resources.

Use the tabs below to proceed.

Establish a Contractual Relationship & Create Your Registrar Account with Verisign

To offer one or more of the Verisign IDN TLDs, you will first be required to enter into a Non-Disclosure Agreement, after which Verisign's Customer Affairs Office will forward the required contracts to you electronically.

Registrar Information Form (Conditional)

If you have not already completed a Registrar Information Form, you will be required to do so. Please email the Customer Affairs Office to obtain a copy of the Registrar Information Form.

Financial Requirements (Conditional)

If you do not already have a Payment Security, Verisign requires registrars to establish one based on expected monthly registration volume across all TLDs. The Payment Security allows Verisign to provide you with available credit in our Shared Registration Systems. The minimum Payment Security amount is based on your forecasted domain registrations however there is no maximum amount you can provide. For more information on the Payment Security requirement, contact the Customer Affairs Office.

NOTE: You may be able to complete this step at any point throughout the Become a Registrar process. In addition, if you are currently a Verisign registrar, you may be able to use the existing Payment Security to support Verisign IDN TLD transactions. If you expect a considerable increase in your monthly billable transaction volume, you may need to increase your Payment Security.

Technical Requirements (Required)

Registrars must demonstrate full and correct operation of client systems within the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) environment before connecting to the Verisign Shared Registration System (SRS). You may begin development of your client applications before you receive your user IDs and passwords, but you will not be able to integrate with the Verisign SRS until your account has been established.

SSL Certificates

Verisign requires that each server that communicates with the SRS has a 40- or 128-bit SSL Certificate installed. Verisign accepts the following SSL Certificates:

AAA Certificate Services


GeoTrust Global




Starfield Technologies



UserTrust Network

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) SDK

To develop the client interface to the SRS, you must implement EPP software. Verisign has developed EPP SDKs and guides that may help you develop your client application.

If you choose to develop your own EPP implementation, it must be based on RFC5730, the published protocol specification. You will need to acquire and incorporate an implementation of the SSL protocol into your EPP software.

Testing and Evaluation (Conditional)

You will receive your user IDs and passwords to the OT&E environment after Verisign has established your account. You will be provided with information to complete the technical certification test. When you are ready to demonstrate technical operation and qualify for access to the production SRS, contact Verisign Customer Affairs Office. For assistance with testing, contact Verisign Support.

NOTE: If you have already completed this testing for at least one Verisign supported TLD, you are not required to complete this step again.

Additional Services

Whether you want to increase registrations or renewals, expand to new markets, or enhance services, Verisign has the tools, resources and registry services to help. Click here for more information.