What is a .ac domain?
People have always loved learning new things. But nowadays, education isn’t just about self improvement or enjoyment. It’s a necessary part of doing business. The world is changing rapidly, and being a professional means that you have to adapt to these conditions if you want to stay ahead.
Needless to say, academic institutions are in a great position to take advantage of this need. The .AC domain name extension is a great way for academic institutions of all stripes to advertise online. A .AC domain name makes your website easier to find than ever before, by giving your site a domain that is easy to remember, meaningful to your users, and easy to search for. A .AC domain can enhance your online presence by giving your users a better experience and making your site their go-to choice for academic purposes. So don’t wait, get your great new .AC domain today!
How do I buy a .ac domain?
To purchase your .ac domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.
AC nic, the registry authorized to operate the .ac domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .ac domains.
- 101domain is .ac Accredited
- You can trust 101domain to do it right, because Country Code domains are our specialty.
- 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the Ascension registration process.
- Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
How do I start a .ac website?
Once you have registered your .ac domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.
A website can be built either through a browser-based builder, an installed content management system like WordPress or Drupal, or done professionally by a web designer/developer. Additionally, it is recommended securing your website with SSL, and enhancing your website's speed using Secure Web Accelerator.
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How do I transfer a .ac domain?
Transferring your .ac domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.
Every .ac domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.
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FAQs for .ac
.ac domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .ac during general availability is Instant.
.ac Domain Names must:
- have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
- begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
- use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
- neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
- not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.ac); and
- not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.ac).
DNSSEC is available for .ac domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .ac domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .ac extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .ac domain.
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .ac domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .ac Top Level Domain is AC nic. You may visit them at https://nic.ac/.
Domain Requirements for .ac
Single or two letter or number domain names are not allowed. Two letter ISO 3166 country codes and Country names are reserved. For complete restrictions see FAQs.
How do I renew a .ac domain?
Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.
We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.
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Yes, the .ac domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name by entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field.
- Chinese Simplified
- Chinese Traditional
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