What is .id?
The .id web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Indonesia.
Indonesia with its estimated population of 237,641,326, ranks as the 3rd most populous country in Asia.
These domains with the .id extension are very popular in Indonesia and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .id domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .id has been introduced in 1993 and gaining popularity since then.
Who can register .id domain?
Any individual or company are allowed to register a .id domain.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .id extension?
A .id extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Indonesia.
In Indonesia the national language is Indonesian.
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 .id 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 are the main criteria that a domain name has to be:
The .id web name can contain the English characters ( ie. a-z, A-Z), the digits (0-9) and hyphen "-".
A domain has to start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
Hyphens cannot start or end your name.
A .id domain name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.id).
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
Maximum length of a web name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .id).
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain name doesn’t follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
Allowed registration time for .id domain name is 1 year till maximum 10 years.
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