The .ck Domain

Registered Domains
Population of the Country
The main Language used
Register .CK as
Domain For
Cook Islands
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Domain Registration
Since 1995

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 .ck

What is .ck?

The .ck domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Cook Islands.
Cook Islands with its estimated population of 17,791, ranks as the 19th most populous country in Oceania. These domains with the .ck extension are very popular in Cook Islands and around its geographical area. You can register your own .ck domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ck ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1995.

Who can register .ck domain?

Only legal entities are allowed to buy and register their web name with a .ck extension.

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

A .ck domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Cook Islands. In Cook Islands the first language is English. English is the 1st most used website language in the world. A website with a .ck 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 you should remember these limitations:
Characters allowed in a .ck domain name: (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-).
A name has to begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
Dashes cannot start or end your name. A .ck 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.
For .ck registered domain the character limit is between 3 and 63 types.
You cannot register your domain if you don't follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Acceptable registration duration for .ck domain name is 1 year till maximum 10 years.