The .gq Domain

Registered Domains
Population of the Country
The main Language used
Register .GQ as
Domain For
Equatorial Guinea
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Domain Registration
Since 1997

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 .gq

What is .gq?

The .gq domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Equatorial Guinea.
Equatorial Guinea with its estimated population of 740,000, ranks as the 50th most populous country in Africa. These domains with the .gq extension are very popular in Equatorial Guinea and around its geographical area. You can register your own .gq domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .gq ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1997.

Who can register .gq domain?

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

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

A .gq domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Equatorial Guinea. In Equatorial Guinea the major language is Spanish. Spanish is the 4th most used website language in the world. A website with a .gq 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 limitations of a web name:
Characters allowed in a .gq domain: (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-).
A name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
The name can neither start nor end with dashes. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
For .gq registered web name the character limit is between 3 and 63 types.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain doesn’t follow the above restrictions.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .gq web name registration duration: 1-2 years registration are allowable at once.