The public consultation of the proposed changes is closed

The public consultation of the proposed changes is closed

From 12 July to 12 August 2023, a public consultation was held on the proposed changes to the .LV policy and other .LV domain name documents. During that time, we answered questions, gathered and implemented proposals from registrars, domain name holders, and state institutions. Thank you all for the active participation in this public consultation.

Reminder: the upcoming changes will:

After reviewing the received suggestions and comments, we have decided to:

The proposed changes will enter into force on 1 September 2023 and will not affect the usage period of the pre-paid .LV domain names.


What does that mean for .LV domain name holders?

The upcoming changes will:

Add a new dispute resolution option - an alternative out-of-court dispute resolution procedure for resolving disputes without resorting to the court system. As a result, the parties involved will be able to reach a solution more quickly. Before these changes, all the disputes regarding the use of .LV domain names would be heard in general jurisdiction or arbitration courts. The out-of-court alternative dispute resolution procedure will be available after the approval of a service provider with expertise in resolving domain name and intellectual property rights disputes.

Change the price of .LV domain names – Starting from 1 September 2023, the prepayment invoice for the renewal and registration of a .LV domain name will be issued according to the new NIC.LV price list. For more information please visit -

Introduce GlobalBlock - a new service that protects trademark holders’ interests in various country code and generic top-level domains. As soon as the service is implemented, we will announce it.

What if I don’t agree with these changes?

If you are not satisfied with the changes in the .LV policy and other related documents, you can cancel your right to use the .LV domain name by terminating the contract before the new .LV policy comes into force.

In order to terminate the contract, you must fill in and sign the cancellation request. For more information please visit -

In case of questions, please contact us by writing to or calling +371 67085858.