TLD Description .ec

Its official name is: Republic of Ecuador

It is an American country located in the southern section of this continent. It limits to the north with Colombia, to the south and to the east with Peru and to the west with the Pacific Ocean, which separates it from the Galápagos Islands, located at 1000 kilometers.

It is the tenth most populous country in America, with just over 17 million inhabitants, the most densely populated in South America and the fifth on the continent.

The capital of the country and its most populous city is Quito, the official language is Spanish, spoken by 99% of the population, along with thirteen other recognized indigenous languages, including Kichwa and Shuar.

.ec is the geographic top-level domain (ccTLD) for Ecuador. NIC.EC is the current administrator. The offices are located in the center of the city of Guayaquil.


Requirements .ec

- Domain register avaliable for every person, organization or Business who wants to register a .ec from Ecuador.



Registering a ccTLD domain .ec from Ecuador you will have to complete an on-line registry form.

Allowed characters:

- Minimum: 3

- Maximum: 63

- Letters and numbers.

- Hyphens ("-"), Hyphens are not allowed before or after the domain name.

The registration is done for a year.


How to renew

To renew a ccTLD domain .ec from Ecuador the domain must be on the renewal period and it can be renewed for one year.

The renewal period starts 40 days before the expiration date and the domain can be renewed next 30 days. After these 30 days please contact us if you are still interested in renewing the domain.


How to transfer

To transfer a ccTLD domain .ec it is necessary:

- Auth code

- The domain must have been registered/active for at least 30 days.

- The domain must be un-locked for transfer by the actual registry. If so, the client must contact the current registrar to un-lock the domain for transfer.

The transfer usually completes within 5 and 10 days.

We suggest you transfer your domain name enough days before expiration in order to avoid your transfer being denied.

The domain is renewed in the transfer.


Owner change

Contact with Entorno Digital in order to do a holder change for a domain .ec


Contacts update

You can modify your contacts and DNS servers of your .ec domains through you control panel on our website, on the field “REGISTERED USER” on our website.

The changes are done at a real time and have a cost.


Capital: Quito

Language: Spanish

Population: 17.180.000 hab.

Domain on the internet: .com.ec .net.ec .ec