The .cf Domain

Registered Domains
Population of the Country
The main Language used
Register .CF as
Domain For
Central African Republic
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Domain Registration
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 .cf

What is .cf?

The .cf domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Central African Republic.
Central African Republic with its estimated population of 4,576,000, ranks as the 37th most populous country in Africa. These domains with the .cf extension are very popular in Central African Republic and around its geographical area. You can register your own .cf domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .cf domain has been around since 1996.

Who can register .cf domain?

Both individuals and legal entities are allowed to buy and register a domain name with a .cf extension.

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

A .cf domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Central African Republic. In Central African Republic the primary used language is French. French is the 5th most used website language in the world. A website with a .cf 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 domain name always remember the following limitations:
A .cf domain name can have alphabets, numbers and hyphen (-) or any of these combinations.
A name has to begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain cannot start or end with dashes. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
For .cf registered domain the character limit is between 3 and 63 types.
The domain that does not follow the above restrictions will not be accepted for registration.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Permitted registration duration for .cf domain is 1 year till maximum 10 years.