What is .cg?
The .cg domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Republic of the Congo.
Republic of the Congo with its estimated population of 69,575,000, ranks as the 4th most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .cg extension are very popular in Republic of the Congo and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .cg domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .cg ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1997.
Who can register .cg domain?
Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a web name with a .cg extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .cg extension?
A .cg domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Republic of the Congo.
In Republic of the Congo the common language is French.
French is the 5th most used website language in the world.
A website with a .cg 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 restrictions of a domain name:
The only valid characters for a .cg domain are english language letters, numbers and a hyphen "-".
A domain has to begin with a digit and end with a digit.
Dashes cannot start or end your domain name.
A .cg domain name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.cg).
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The minimum length of a domain under the top level domain .cg is 3 characters, the maximum length is 63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain doesn’t follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
Allowable registration term for .cg domain name is 1 year till maximum 10 years.
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