What is .cu?
The .cu web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Cuba.
Cuba with its estimated population of 11,163,934, ranks as the 5th most populous country in North America.
The .cu domain name nowadays the 12th most valued ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in North America.
Today .cu has more than 1,625 registered domain names.
This means that people like and trust this domain name.
You can register your own .cu domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .cu ccTLD (country code top-level domain) is active since 1992.
Who can register .cu domain?
The .cu domain name can be registered by companies or individuals.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .cu extension?
A .cu domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Cuba.
In Cuba the primary used language is Spanish.
Spanish is the 4th most used website language in the world.
A website with a .cu 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 limitations of a web name:
The only valid characters for a .cu domain are letters, numbers and the symbol "-".
A web name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The web name can neither begin nor end with hyphens.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
Maximum length of a web name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .cu).
You cannot register your web name if you don't follow the above limitations.
Domain name registration term allowance:
Minimum registration duration for .cu domain is 1 year till maximum 10 years.
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