Registrar support


Registrar support

A user can register a .lv domain name directly with NIC.LV or via any of accredited registrars. Registrars offer their services according to the best practice and the agreement between the registrar and NIC.LV.

How to become a registrar?

If you offer domain name registration services and wish to enjoy all the benefits of a registrar, please read, sign and send us 2 copies of the Registrar agreement by post:

Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
Network Solutions Department (NIC)
Raina bulv. 29, Riga, LV-1459, Latvia

Why should I become a registrar?

Registrar Benefits

How to become a registrar?

  1. To become a registrar, you should fill in the Registry-Registrar agreement and send 2 copies of it to us by post. If you are an individual merchant, you must fill in and also sign Appendix 4 “Registrar’s data processing”.

  2. In order to ascertain your company’s ability to meet the criteria of professional diligence and perform the obligations set in the Contract for intermediary services in domain name registration under the top-level domain .lv, NIC.LV will send you a contracts implementation procedure form, that must be filled in and sent to


To all our collaboration partners (.LV registrars), we offer a domain name management system NICEPP, that allows automating the exchange of information between the Registry (NIC) and the registrar using EPP (Extensible Provision Protocol).

EPP defines a unified way of how registrars can communicate with registries of domain names by exchanging XML messages. EPP is implemented as an API between the registrar’s web interface and the Registry. Such integration allows the registrar to react immediately to requests from its clients and immediately know if the action succeeded. Should some action, such as registration of a domain name, to be put off until later, the Registry will notify registrar with a service message. More information available in the NIC.LV EPP server documentation.


  1. Manage and register domain names 247:

    • Register and renew your domain names;
    • Edit domain name holders’ contact data;
    • Manage technical records;
    • Refuse domain name management;
    • Get messages from the Registry (for example, on new domain names that have been added to your portfolio).
  2. Create a web interface for your customers: your customers will be able to register domain names in real-time. EPP requests are processed automatically, so your customers will immediately receive your predefined response with a registration application and any additional information they might need.

  3. Automate domain name management by synchronising your customer database with the data in the Registry: EPP solution helps to eliminate problems related to incomplete data on the registrar’s side by performing regular matching of the data at the registrars side with the current information in the Registry.

  4. Customise the solution for cooperation with other domain registries: the EPP protocol is widely used in the management of the Top Level Domains (TLD). All your efforts implementing EPP will pay off significantly if you plan to offer a wider range of top-level domains in the future (both ccTLD and gTLD).


  1. NICEPP is for our official collaboration partners (.LV registrars) only. Therefore, in order to start using the NICEPP domain name management system, it is necessary to conclude the Registrar agreement.

  2. Implement EPP client at the registrar’s side. The registrar can use their own designed systems or customise one of the available EPP client and toolkit software solutions available on the net (PHP, Perl, C++, Java, Ruby, etc.). NIC.LV provides support during the development and testing process.

If you are using PHP in your organisation, you can quickly and easily implement NICEPP with the help of the object-oriented PHP-EPP client available on GitHub - EPP code library will help you to connect to any registry worldwide that supports EPP (including NIC.LV).

  1. Adjust the implemented EPP software for working with .LV domain names - implement the necessary extensions and learn about data model specifics. NICEPP Sandbox environment will provide a safe play-ground for you to develop and test your client-side implementations.

  2. When the registrar feels the client-side software is mature enough for moving on from sandbox to production environment, a simple EPP testing sequence must be performed successfully before getting access to the live system.

If you want to start using NICEPP, please send your request to

How does NIC.LV support its registrars?

We will be happy to answer all your questions by phone +371-67085858 or e-mail