.kr is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Korea (Republic of Korea). Registrations are processed via registration agents.
From September 2006, it became possible to register domain names directly under .kr (although this is currently only possible for internationalized domain names). Trademark holders and public bodies benefited from an "early registration period", after which the owners of .kr third-level domains had priority to get the corresponding second-level domains.
1. Sunrise I (September 18–November 20, 2006)
2. Sunrise II (November 21–February 27, 2007)
3. Landrush (March 28–April 11, 2007)
4.General Registration (from April 19. 2007)
In 2011 a new top-level domain was registered for South Korea, intended for domain names in the local language. The top-level domain is .한국 Domain names and working sites became active during 2011.
The transfer has to be initiated through our system. A valid Authorization Code has to be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the old registrar. The Owner of the domain will receive a Form of Authorization by mail. This Form of authorization has to be confirmed by clicking a link. After the transfer is started successfully, the old registrar has to give an acknowledge to the transfer. If the old registrar will not respond within 10 days to the transfer, the transfer will be automatically acknowledged. Normally a transfer will be completed in 10 days.
An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be performed easily in our system.
A Restore is not supported by the registry.