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dotPH is the sponsor and Hexonet is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .ph extension that represents the Philippines.

Who can register .ph domains?

Anyone can register .ph domains.

  • .ph – Intended for Philippines businesses or individuals
  • .com.ph – Intended for commercial entities
  • .net.ph – Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers
  • .org.ph – Intended for noncommercial entities

Registration restrictions

When registering a .ph 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

Features

  • Registration length: 1, 2, 5, & 10 years
  • Renewal length: 1, 2, 5, & 10 years
    • Auto-renewal is attempted 20 days prior to the domain name’s expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 7 days later and again 7 days after that. The final renewal attempt will be 6 days prior to expiration.
    • 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.
  • Backorders: Not supported
  • Transfers to ELITE WEB Co.: Not supported
  • Transfers away from ELITE WEB Co.: Supported
  • Transfers to another ELITE WEB Co. account: Supported
    • When you move a .ph domain to another account you cannot change the registrant’s first name, last name, or organization. Please choose the “do not change” option for the contact information during the account change process.
  • Basic privacy protection: Not supported
  • Protection plan upgrades: Not supported
  • Contact Updates: Supported
    • To change the registrant on your .ph domain name, please contact our support department. All other contact information can be changed through the Domain Manager in your account.

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 2-13 Nameservers, Authoritive Nameservers
  • Can use: IPv4, IPv6
  • Cannot use: DNSSEC

Refunds

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.

More info

  • Want to register a .ph domain? Search for your domain today.
  • Want to register a .com.ph domain? Search for your domain today.
  • Want to register a .net.ph domain? Search for your domain today.
  • Want to register a .org.ph domain? Search for your domain today.
  • Check out our most common domain articles to get started with your .ph domain.

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