The .bj Domain

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Population of the Country
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Since 1996

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%

About .bj

What is .bj?

The .bj domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Benin.
Benin with its estimated population of 9,352,000, ranks as the 32nd most populous country in Africa. These domains with the .bj extension are very popular in Benin and around its geographical area. You can register your own .bj domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .bj ccTLD (country code top-level domain) has been around since 1996.

Who can register .bj domain?

Any individual or company are allowed to register a .bj web name.

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

A .bj domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Benin. In Benin the native Language is French. French is the 5th most used website language in the world. A website with a .bj 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?

When choosing the name for your domain, always remember that:
The .bj web name can contain the English-language letters A through Z, the digits 0 through 9 and hyphen "-".
A domain may begin with a digit and end with a digit.
Dashes cannot start or end your web name. A .bj web name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
The minimum length of a web name under the top level domain .bj is 3 characters, the maximum length is 63 characters.
You cannot register your name if you don't follow the above limitations.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Minimum registration duration for .bj web name is 1 year till maximum 2 years.