What is .tf?
The .tf web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for French Southern and Antarctic Lands.
French Southern and Antarctic Lands with its estimated population of 140, ranks as the 2nd most populous country in Antarctica.
These domains with the .tf extension are very popular in French Southern and Antarctic Lands and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .tf domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .tf has been introduced in 1997 and gaining popularity since then.
Who can register .tf domain?
Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a domain with a .tf extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .tf extension?
A .tf domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in French Southern and Antarctic Lands.
In French Southern and Antarctic Lands the national language is French.
French is the 5th most used website language in the world.
A website with a .tf 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 main characteristics restrictions of a domain name:
The .tf web name can contain the English characters ( ie. a-z, A-Z), the digits (0-9) and hyphen (-).
A domain has to start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain cannot begin or end with dashes.
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.
The .tf domain name length may vary, from 3 to 63 types.
Your registration will not be accepted if your web name doesn’t follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .tf domain name can be registered 1 to 10 years at once.
Good luck for naming your new website!