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How to Register A “.ID” Domain Name in Indonesia

Content Table

What Is a “.ID” Domain?
Different .ID domains
Why Should You Register a .ID Domain?
How To Register a “.ID” Domain?
The Renewal Process
Nominus Trustee Service for co.ID and web.ID Domain Extensions

What Is a “.ID” Domain?

“.ID” is the country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) for Indonesia. The ccTLD was officially launched in January 2014 and has been under the purview of "Perkumpulan Pengelola Nama Domain Internet Indonesia (PANDI)" or the Indonesian Internet Domain Name Registry (PANDI). It's the top-level domain name registry in Indonesia, authorized by the government. PANDI, as a non-profit, was originally given the administration of .ID domain in 2007.

Over 726,000 domain names have been registered with the .ID domain so far.

Different .ID domains

There are 13 domain names/extensions associated with .ID and the most commonly used are:

.ID - which is the general ccTLD. It’s available for individuals (local citizens and foreigners) and legal entities. Example:

.web.ID - It's well suited for personal websites and informal businesses. The official requirements (from include an ID card or passport. Example:

.my.ID - .my.ID is well-suited for personal websites and blogs. It's available for individuals (local citizens and foreigners) and legal entities. Example:

.biz.ID - It’s for small and medium-sized businesses. It’s available for individuals (local citizens and foreigners) and legal entities. Example:
However, if we look at some of the most visited websites in Indonesia, that .co.ID stands out from the rest. This represents commercial entities in the country and is the domain for some of the most  actiiverly visited websites in the county. It also comes with more stringent requirements for registration which we will discuss later.

Examples: and, the second and third most visited e-commerce websites in the country. Two others, .go.ID and .ac.ID is also among the most  actively visited domains, but they are dedicated to Academia (.ac) and Government (.go) and not applicable to businesses.

Why Should You Register a .ID Domain?

That depends on the type of business you are in.

  • If you offer goods or services in the region and have a local presence, you need this ccTLD to inspire confidence in the local consumers. A .ID domain can be considered the digital version of having a credible local presence, even if you are operating via local third parties.

  • It's a good way to grow your digital audience by tapping into the Indonesian population pool and, ideally, in addition to having content on your website that they might be looking for. Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, and more than 70% of the population, i.e., over 200 million people, use the internet in the country. The language may be an issue, but it might be worth the effort if you want to tap into such a large population segment.

Having a country's TLD gives you more digital credibility, and Indonesia is no exception. 

How To Register a “.ID” Domain?

Registering a .ID domain is a relatively simple process, especially if you are working with a domain service provider like Nominus. The steps are:

1. Search for the available domain names. You can choose any or all of the five available.ID domain options: .co, .my, .biz, .web, and plain .id option. If it's available, you get the pricing options. If it's taken, the search engine will let you know.

2. Choose the number of years you want the domain for. The rates are generally favorable if you opt for a long period. You can choose to register the domain between one (minimum) to ten (maximum) years.

3.a. The .ID, .my.ID, or .biz.ID domain extensions have no restrictions, and you can register them from anywhere in the world. You will only need to provide the necessary contact information and the DNS (though your domain registration partners may have additional requirements) and make the requisite payment.
3.b. The .web.ID is restricted to local residents and requires either a government-issued ID or the passport of the individual registering the domain. However, individuals and businesses from outside Indonesia can register this domain as well with a Trustee service (more on that later).
3.c. The .co.ID is limited to businesses in Indonesia. The official requirements include one of the following documents:

  • SIUP - License for businesses to trade goods and services in Indonesia.

  • TDP - Company Registration Certificate

  • AKTA - Article of Association

  • NPWP - Tax Identification Number

  • Equivalent Permit

Any of these documents, which prove that you are legally allowed to conduct business in Indonesia, is required to register a .co.ID domain. You also need an Indonesian ID card (KTP) or passport. However, even if you do not have the above documents, you can still register for the .co.ID domain with a Trustee service (more on that later).

4. Once you have completed your domain registration and your website has gone live in Indonesia, you can start populating the website, or if the content is already there, get it translated to Indonesian to reach the widest possible audience.

More details about the domain laws and regulations can be found here.

The Renewal Process

The renewal guidelines stipulate that:

  • A domain can be renewed at the original cost of the registry.

  • The domain registration period is counted from the day of registration, not the calendar month or year.

  • Auto-renewal is possible and will prevent you from losing your domain.

  • A reminder will be sent to you three months prior to the end of the domain validity period.

  • If you submit a request to delete a domain, you have 30 days to revert your decision and pay 400% of the registration fee as a penalty. Once the domain is deleted, you will have to wait for it to be recycled and become available for purchase again.

Nominus Trustee Service for co.ID and web.ID Domain Extensions

Both co.ID and web.ID domains are limited to businesses and individuals in Indonesia possessing the relevant documents. One way to get around this restriction is by taking advantage of a trusted Trustee service. If you are working with Nominus, this service can be rolled into the domain registration process (at additional cost) instead of outsourcing this element of the registration to a separate trustee company. This makes the whole process more streamlined.

Registering a .ID domain can be an incredibly smooth process with a domain registration partner like Nominus.