What is .as?
The .as domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for American Samoa.
American Samoa with its estimated population of 55,519, ranks as the 16th most populous country in Oceania.
These domains with the .as extension are very popular in American Samoa and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .as domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .as ccTLD (country code top-level domain) has been around since 1997.
Who can register .as domain?
Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a domain with a .as extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .as extension?
A .as domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in American Samoa.
In American Samoa the common language is English.
English is the 1st most used website language in the world.
A website with a .as 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 criterias of a domain:
The only valid characters for a .as domain are letters, numbers and the symbol "-".
A domain may start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
Hyphens cannot begin or end your domain.
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.
For .as registered domain name the character limit is between 3 and 63 types.
You cannot register your name if you don't follow the above restrictions.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .as domain can be registered 2 to 10 years at a time.
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