What is .aq?
The .aq domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Antarctica.
Antarctica with its estimated population of 4,490, ranks as the 1st most populous country in Antarctica.
These domains with the .aq extension are very popular in Antarctica and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .aq domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .aq ccTLD (country code top-level domain) has been active since 1992.
Who can register .aq domain?
Any individual or legal entity are allowed to register a .aq web name.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .aq extension?
A .aq extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Antarctica.
In Antarctica the native Language is .
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 .aq 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 following characteristics that a domain name can have:
The only valid characters for a .aq domain name are letters, numbers and the symbol "-".
A domain name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain can neither start nor end with dashes.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
Maximum length of a web name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .aq).
You cannot register your web name if you don't follow the above limitations.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .aq web name registration duration: 2-10 years registration are possible at a time.
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