DK Hostmaster, the registry managing the .dk (Denmark) namespace, has announced policy changes that affect the management of .dk domains.
The new policies will result in the following changes for .dk domains, effective from 1st March 2015:
- Registrants will need to explicitly accept .dk terms and conditions before domains are submitted for registration, transfer, or change of registrant via the registry systems. This acceptance will be collected via an email sent to the registrant including a link to an acceptance page, requiring an affirmative response on that page.
- The registry will validate registrant whois details and, if validation is not successful, delete .dk domain names after 30 days.
- Registrants will now need to activate a .dk domain directly with the registry after validation has been completed. We are no longer able to do this on behalf of the registrant. Without activation, the domain will stay suspended and will not resolve in the DNS.
- We will no longer be able to process contact or nameserver updates for .dk domains on behalf of the registrant, this will also need to be managed directly with DK Hostmaster by the registrant.