The .AO Domain

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Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .ao websites

Global 152.
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About .ao

What is .ao?

The .ao web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Angola.
Angola with its estimated population of 20,609,300, ranks as the 18th most populous country in Africa. These domains with the .ao extension are very popular in Angola and around its geographical area. You can register your own .ao domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ao has been introduced in 1995 and gaining popularity since then.

Who can register .ao domain?

Both individuals and legal entities are allowed to buy and register a web name with a .ao extension.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ao extension?

A .ao domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Angola. In Angola the national language is Portuguese. 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 .ao 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. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The main characteristics criterias of a domain name:
Characters allowed in a .ao domain: (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-).
A domain has to begin with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain can neither begin nor end with dashes. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
Maximum length of a domain name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 2 characters (including extensions like .ao).
You cannot register your name if you don't follow the above limitations.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .ao domain name can be registered 1 to 10 years at one time.
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