The .CY Domain

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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 .cy

What is .cy?

The .cy web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Cyprus.
Cyprus with its estimated population of 838,897, ranks as the 39th most populous country in Europe. These domains with the .cy extension are very popular in Cyprus and around its geographical area. You can register your own .cy domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .cy has been around and gaining popularity since 1994.

Who can register .cy domain?

Any individual or company are allowed to register a .cy domain.

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

A .cy extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Cyprus. In Cyprus the official language is Greek. The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well. A website with a .cy 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?

The main characteristics criterias of a domain name:
To name your .cy domain name you can use any letters A through Z, digits between 0 and 9 and dashes "-".
A web name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
The name cannot begin or end with dashes. A .cy web name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
The minimum length of a domain under the top level domain .cy 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:

The .cy web name registration time: 1-10 years registration are allowed at one time.
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