What is .vi?
The .vi web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for United States Virgin Islands.
United States Virgin Islands with its estimated population of 106,405, ranks as the 24th most populous country in North America.
These domains with the .vi extension are very popular in United States Virgin Islands and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .vi domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .vi domain registration in United States Virgin Islands started in 1995.
Who can register .vi domain?
The .vi extension can be registered by legal entities and individuals.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .vi extension?
A .vi domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in United States Virgin Islands.
In United States Virgin Islands the national language is English.
English is the 1st most used website language in the world.
A website with a .vi 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 characteristics that a domain can have:
In a .vi domain alphabets, numbers, dashes (-) or combination of these are accepted.
A domain may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
Dashes cannot begin or end your domain name.
A .vi domain name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.vi).
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
For .vi registered domain name the character limit is between 3 and 63 types.
You cannot register your domain if you don't follow the above limitations.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .vi domain can be registered 1 to 10 years at once.
Good luck for naming your new website!