What is .aw?
The .aw domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Aruba.
Aruba with its estimated population of 101,484, ranks as the 26th most populous country in North America.
These domains with the .aw extension are very popular in Aruba and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .aw domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .aw domain registration in Aruba started in 1996.
Who can register .aw domain?
Only legal entities are allowed to buy and register their web name with a .aw extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .aw extension?
A .aw domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Aruba.
In Aruba the native 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 .aw 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 are the main criteria that a web name has to be:
A .aw domain can have alphabets, numbers and dashes "-" or any of these combinations.
A name may start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain name cannot begin or end with dashes.
A .aw web name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.aw).
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
The .aw domain name length should be between 3-63 characters.
The domain that does not follow the above limitations will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .aw domain registration duration: 1-2 years registration are allowed at once.
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