What is .lk?
The .lk domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka with its estimated population of 20,277,597, ranks as the 25th most populous country in Asia.
These domains with the .lk extension are very popular in Sri Lanka and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .lk domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .lk ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1990.
Who can register .lk domain?
Only legal entities are allowed to buy and register their domain name with a .lk extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .lk extension?
A .lk domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Sri Lanka.
In Sri Lanka the common language is Sinhala.
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 .lk 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 has to be:
In a .lk domain you can use English letters (a-z), numbers (i.e.0-9) and hyphen (-) or a combination of these.
A domain has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
The name can neither start nor end with dashes.
A .lk web name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.lk).
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
Maximum length of a web name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 4 characters (including extensions like .lk).
You cannot register your web name if you don't follow the above restrictions.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .lk domain name registration time: 1-10 years registration are allowable at one time.
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