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The .KR Domain

Registered Domains
.KR is the
most popular ccTLD in Asia
The main Language used
Register .KR as
Domain For
Republic of Korea
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Since 1986

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 .kr websites

Global 361.
Global 1,364.
Global 2,857.
Global 3,167.

About .kr

What is .kr?

The .kr domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Republic of Korea.
Republic of Korea with its estimated population of 50,004,441, ranks as the 13th most populous country in Asia. Nowadays .kr is the 3rd most favored ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Asia. There are more than 1,200,012 such domains. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .kr domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .kr has been introduced in 1986 and gaining popularity since then.

Who can register .kr domain?

The .kr domain name can be registered by legal entities and individuals.

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

A .kr domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Republic of Korea. In Republic of Korea the common language is Korean. 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 .kr 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 a web name always remember the following restrictions:
The .kr domain can contain the English characters ( ie. a-z, A-Z), the digits (0-9) and dashes (-).
A web name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
Dashes cannot start or end your web name. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
For .kr registered domain name the character limit is between 3 and 63 types.
The domain that does not follow the above restrictions will not be accepted for registration.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .kr web name can be registered 1 to 2 years at one time.