The .NP Domain

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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 .np websites

Global 1,996.
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About .np

What is .np?

The .np domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Nepal.
Nepal with its estimated population of 26,494,504, ranks as the 19th most populous country in Asia. These domains with the .np extension are very popular in Nepal and around its geographical area. You can register your own .np domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .np ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1995.

Who can register .np domain?

Only companies are allowed to buy and register their domain name with a .np extension.

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

A .np domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Nepal. In Nepal the native Language is Nepali. 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 .np 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?

The following characteristics that a domain name can have:
The .np domain can contain the English-language letters A through Z, the digits 0 through 9 and hyphen (-).
A web name 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 hyphens. A .np name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
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 .np).
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain name doesn’t follow the above limitations.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .np web name can be registered 1 to 10 years at one time.
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