.af domain

Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for Afghanistan

Starting @ 99.99 USD / yr

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What is a .af domain?

When searching online, Afghan internet users expect to see website addresses with .AF domain names. Whether you are an Afghan local, a small business owner, or just someone who appreciates Islamic culture, a .AF domain name is ideal for you. With an .AF domain name you will rank higher in local search results as well as in the hearts of the locals.

Show your connection to the Afghan culture and commitment to providing the best internet experience in Afghanistan with this domain. A .AF domain name is short, professional and memorable, helping your website stand out in a sea of online content. Since the end of the Taliban regime, Afghanistan has shown slow and steady growth and has great potential in the future. Although most notably as the country code domain for Afghanistan, the .AF domain is also used as the domain hack for a silly curse phrase which generally means, “Extremely”. This expression is very flexible, as you can use it to modify almost any description, good or bad.

Protecting your brand is as important as growing it. Registering your brand name in Afghanistan is one of the best preventative measures you can take to secure your trademark and combat copyright infringement. Your domain name is your brand and your brand is you! Register your perfect .AF domain name before someone else does.

How do I buy a .af domain?

Looking to buy a .af domain name? You've come to the right place! AF nic, the registry authorized to operate the .af domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .af domains.

  • 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 Afghan 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 transfer a .af domain?

Transferring your .af domain name is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .af 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.

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FAQs for .af

What is the registration term allowed for .af domain names?
.af domain names are available for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 year(s).
How long does it take to register my .af domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .af during general availability is 1 Day.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .af domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 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.af); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.af).
Trustee Service for .af
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is not available for this extension.
How do I host my .af domain name?
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .af. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.
Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you must update ownership according to .af requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private Registration)?
No. At present the .af domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
Grace period for .af domain name?
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 .af 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.
Who is the registry that manages .af domain names?
The National Internet Registry of Afghanistan (NIRA) is the not-for-profit government organization responsible for providing and registering Internet resources in Afghanistan. You may visit them here: Afghanistan Network Information Center
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Domain Requirements for .af

Are Individual .af domain registrations allowed? Yes
Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .af? Yes
Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .af? No
Are some .af domain names restricted? Yes
Registering trademarks owned by third parties, the display of sexually offensive contents, spamming activities including viruses and hacking tools, activities illegal under Afghan law are prohibited. For complete restrictions see FAQs.
Does .af domain have a special use? No
Other information I need to know about .af? Yes
You will be sent an email and must click on the link to confirm before domain will be activated for use.
Are there any additional fees for .af? No
Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .af? No
Private Registration service available? No
Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No

How do I renew a .af domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .af domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That's it!

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 it enabled.

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