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The .BY Domain

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Since 1994

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 .by websites

Global 1,053.
Global 1,181.
Global 1,747.
Global 1,841.

About .by

What is .by?

The .by web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Belarus.
Belarus with its estimated population of 9,460,700, ranks as the 20th most populous country in Europe. These domains with the .by extension are very popular in Belarus and around its geographical area. You can register your own .by domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .by has been introduced in 1994 and gaining popularity since then.

Who can register .by domain?

The .by domain can be registered by legal entities and individuals.

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

A .by extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Belarus. In Belarus the national language is Belarusian. 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 .by 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 a web name you should remember these limitations:
For a .by domain use only letters, numbers, or dashes "-".
A name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain name cannot start or end with hyphens. A .by domain name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
The minimum length of a domain under the top level domain .by is 2 characters, the maximum length is 63 characters.
The name that does not follow the above limitations will not be accepted for registration.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Minimum registration time for .by web name is 1 year till maximum 10 years.