The .ph Domain

Registered Domains
Population of the Country
The main Language used
Register .PH as
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Domain Registration
Since 1990

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 .ph websites

Global 115.
Global 260.
Global 1,303.
Global 6,422.

About .ph

What is .ph?

The .ph domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Philippines.
Philippines with its estimated population of 92,337,852, ranks as the 7th most populous country in Asia. These domains with the .ph extension are very popular in Philippines and around its geographical area. You can register your own .ph domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ph ccTLD (country code top-level domain) active and gaining popularity since 1990.

Who can register .ph domain?

Any individual or company are allowed to register a .ph domain.

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

A .ph domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Philippines. In Philippines the native Language is Filipino. 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 .ph 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 main characteristics criterias of a domain:
The only valid characters for a .ph domain name are english language letters, numbers and a hyphen (-).
A domain name has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
The web name cannot start or end with hyphens. A .ph web 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.
For .ph registered web name the character limit is between 3 and 63 types.
You cannot register your web name if you don't follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .ph domain name can be registered 1 to 2 years at a time.