What is .af?
The .af domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Afghanistan.
Afghanistan with its estimated population of 25,500,100, ranks as the 20th most populous country in Asia.
These domains with the .af extension are very popular in Afghanistan and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .af domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .af has been around and gaining popularity since 1997.
Who can register .af domain?
Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a domain name with a .af extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .af extension?
A .af extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan the major language is Pashto.
The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well.
A website with a .af extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The main characteristics restrictions of a domain:
In a .af domain name alphabets, numbers, hyphen (-) or combination of these are accepted.
A web name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The web name can neither start nor end with dashes.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
The minimum length of a domain under the top level domain .af is 2 characters, the maximum length is 63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain name doesn’t follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
Allowable registration time for .af domain is 1 year till maximum 5 years.
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