What is .mr?
The .mr web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Mauritania.
Mauritania with its estimated population of 3,378,254, ranks as the 39th most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .mr extension are very popular in Mauritania and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .mr domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .mr has been introduced in 1996 and gaining popularity since then.
Who can register .mr domain?
Only legal entities are allowed to buy and register their domain with a .mr extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .mr extension?
A .mr extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Mauritania.
In Mauritania the native Language is Arabic.
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 .mr 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?
When choosing a domain name always remember the following limitations:
The only valid characters for a .mr domain name are english language letters, numbers and a hyphen (-).
A domain has to start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain name can neither begin nor end with hyphens.
A .mr domain name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.mr).
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
For .mr registered domain name the character limit is between 3 and 12 types.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain name doesn’t follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .mr web name can be registered 1 to 2 years at a time.
Good luck for naming your new website!