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The .FO Domain

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Faroe Islands
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Domain Registration
Since 1993

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 .fo websites

Global 131,987.
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About .fo

What is .fo?

The .fo domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Faroe Islands.
Faroe Islands with its estimated population of 48,139, ranks as the 47th most populous country in Europe. These domains with the .fo extension are very popular in Faroe Islands and around its geographical area. You can register your own .fo domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .fo ccTLD (country code top-level domain) has been around since 1993.

Who can register .fo domain?

Any individual or legal entity are allowed to register a .fo domain name.

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

A .fo domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Faroe Islands. In Faroe Islands the primary used language is Faroese. 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 .fo 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 the name for your domain, always remember that:
The only valid characters for a .fo 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 domain name can neither begin nor end with dashes. A .fo name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
The .fo domain length should be between 4-63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain doesn’t follow the above restrictions.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Allowed registration term for .fo web name is 1 year till maximum 2 years.