What is .al?
The .al domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Albania.
Albania with its estimated population of 2,821,977, ranks as the 33rd most populous country in Europe.
These domains with the .al extension are very popular in Albania and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .al domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .al domain has been around since 1992.
Who can register .al domain?
Any individual or legal entity are allowed to register a .al domain name.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .al extension?
A .al extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Albania.
In Albania the first language is Albanian.
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 .al 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?
When choosing a domain name always remember the following limitations:
A .al domain can have alphabets, numbers and hyphen "-" or any of these combinations.
A domain has to begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The web name cannot start or end with dashes.
A .al domain name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.al).
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
The .al domain length may vary, from 3 to 63 types.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain doesn’t follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .al domain name can be registered 2 to 10 years at once.
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