What is .mo?
The .mo domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Macau.
Macau with its estimated population of 568,700, ranks as the 49th most populous country in Asia.
These domains with the .mo extension are very popular in Macau and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .mo domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .mo domain has been around since 1992.
Who can register .mo domain?
Only legal entities are allowed to buy and register their domain name with a .mo extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .mo extension?
A .mo domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Macau.
In Macau the national language is Chinese.
Chinese is the 6th most used website language in the world.
A website with a .mo 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:
A .mo domain can have alphabets, numbers and hyphen "-" or any of these combinations.
A name has to start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain name cannot start or end with hyphens.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
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 3 characters (including extensions like .mo).
You cannot register your domain if you don't follow the above restrictions.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .mo domain can be registered 1 to 2 years at once.
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