What is .an?
The .an domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Netherlands Antilles.
Netherlands Antilles with its estimated population of 175,653, ranks as the 22nd most populous country in North America.
These domains with the .an extension are very popular in Netherlands Antilles and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .an domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .an domain registration in Netherlands Antilles started in 1993.
Who can register .an domain?
There is no information who can register .an domain.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .an extension?
A .an domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Netherlands Antilles.
In Netherlands Antilles the major language is Dutch.
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 .an 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 web name you should remember these limitations:
For a .an domain name use only letters, numbers, or hyphen "-".
A name has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
The name can neither begin nor end with dashes.
A .an domain can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.an).
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
The .an domain name must have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters.
The domain that does not follow the above restrictions will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .an domain can be registered 1 to 10 years at one time.
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