What is .ls?
The .ls domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Lesotho.
Lesotho with its estimated population of 2,217,000, ranks as the 40th most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .ls extension are very popular in Lesotho and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .ls domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ls ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1993.
Who can register .ls domain?
Only legal entities are allowed to buy and register their domain with a .ls extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ls extension?
A .ls extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Lesotho.
In Lesotho the common language is English.
English is the 1st most used website language in the world.
A website with a .ls 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 web name has to be:
For a .ls domain name use only letters, numbers, or dashes "-".
A domain has to begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain name can neither begin nor end with dashes.
A .ls domain name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.ls).
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The .ls domain length should be between 3-30 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your web name doesn’t follow the above restrictions.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .ls domain name can be registered 1 to 10 years at a time.
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