What is .et?
The .et domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Ethiopia.
Ethiopia with its estimated population of 84,320,987, ranks as the 2nd most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .et extension are very popular in Ethiopia and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .et domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .et has been introduced in 1991 and gaining popularity since then.
Who can register .et domain?
The .et domain name can be registered by legal entities or individuals.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .et extension?
A .et extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Ethiopia.
In Ethiopia the major language is Amharic.
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 .et 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 a domain always remember the following restrictions:
In a .et domain name you can use English letters (a-z), numbers (i.e.0-9) and hyphen "-" or a combination of these.
A name has to start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain cannot begin or end with dashes.
A .et web name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.et).
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
The .et domain name length should be between 1-63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your web name doesn’t follow the above restrictions.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .et domain name registration term: 1-10 years registration are allowable at one time.
Good luck for naming your new website!