What is .ht?
The .ht domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Haiti.
Haiti with its estimated population of 10,085,214, ranks as the 6th most populous country in North America.
These domains with the .ht extension are very popular in Haiti and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .ht domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ht domain registration in Haiti started in 1997.
Who can register .ht domain?
The .ht domain can be registered by any organisation or individuals.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ht extension?
A .ht extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Haiti.
In Haiti the major language is French.
French is the 5th most used website language in the world.
A website with a .ht 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?
The following characteristics that a domain name can have:
The .ht web name can contain the English characters ( ie. a-z, A-Z), the digits (0-9) and dashes (-).
A domain may begin with a digit and end with a digit.
Hyphens cannot begin or end your web name.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
Maximum length of a domain can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .ht).
The name that does not follow the above restrictions will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .ht web name can be registered 1 to 4 years at once.
Good luck for naming your new website!