The .ec Domain

Registered Domains
Population of the Country
The main Language used
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
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Since 1991

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%

Top .ec websites

Global 899.
Global 4,699.
Global 4,701.
Global 11,333.

About .ec

What is .ec?

The .ec domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Ecuador.
Ecuador with its estimated population of 15,411,400, ranks as the 7th most populous country in South America. These domains with the .ec extension are very popular in Ecuador and around its geographical area. You can register your own .ec domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ec domain has been around since 1991.

Who can register .ec domain?

Both individuals and legal entities are allowed to buy and register a domain name with a .ec extension.

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

A .ec domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Ecuador. In Ecuador the national language is Spanish. Spanish is the 4th most used website language in the world. A website with a .ec 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 web name you should remember these restrictions:
In a .ec web name alphabets, numbers, hyphen "-" or combination of these are accepted.
A domain has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain name can neither begin nor end with dashes. A .ec domain 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.
Maximum length of a domain name can’t be more than 65 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .ec).
You cannot register your name if you don't follow the above restrictions.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .ec domain name can be registered 1 to 10 years at once.