What is .ci?
The .ci web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Côte d'Ivoire.
Côte d'Ivoire with its estimated population of 20,617,068, ranks as the 17th most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .ci extension are very popular in Côte d'Ivoire and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .ci domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ci has been around and gaining popularity since 1995.
Who can register .ci domain?
The .ci web name can be registered by any organisation or individuals.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ci extension?
A .ci domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Côte d'Ivoire.
In Côte d'Ivoire the common language is French.
French is the 5th most used website language in the world.
A website with a .ci 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?
When choosing the name for your domain, always remember that:
In a .ci domain name you can use English letters (a-z), numbers (i.e.0-9) and dashes "-" or a combination of these.
A domain may start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The web name can neither start nor end with hyphens.
A .ci web name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.ci).
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The .ci domain name length may vary, from 3 to 63 types.
Your registration will not be accepted if your name doesn’t follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .ci web name can be registered 2 to 10 years at a time.
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