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The .HU Domain

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.HU is the
most popular ccTLD in Europe
The main Language used
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Domain Registration
Since 1990

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 .hu websites

Global 390.
Global 1,321.
Global 2,030.
Global 2,206.

About .hu

What is .hu?

The .hu domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Hungary.
Hungary with its estimated population of 9,957,731, ranks as the 18th most populous country in Europe. Presently .hu is the 20th most favored ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe. There are more than 625,797 .hu domain names. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .hu domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .hu ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1990.

Who can register .hu domain?

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

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

A .hu extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Hungary. In Hungary the major language is Hungarian. 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 .hu 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 following characteristics that a web name can have:
In a .hu domain name alphabets, numbers, dashes (-) or combination of these are accepted.
A web name has to begin with a digit and end with a digit.
Hyphens cannot start or end your web name. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The minimum length of a domain under the top level domain .hu is 2 characters, the maximum length is 40 characters.
The web name that does not follow the above criterias will not be accepted for registration.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .hu domain name can be registered 2 to 10 years at once.