Useful information about .af domains
Trends & General Information
Since October 1997 the .af domain exists as Internet country code top-level domain of Afghanistan. Initially a private individual from Kabul managed the registration of the .af domain, only a few orders have been processed. In the course of the Afghan civil war, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) lost contact with this person, whereupon the registration of new domains was stopped and is possible again since 2002.
Any interested Internet users around the world can buy and register a personal .af domain on the second level - domain orders at third level are reserved for citizens and companies in Afghanistan.
In particular companies and individuals from Afghanistan as well as the neighbouring countries use the potential of .af domains and demonstrate an economic, cultural or ethnic orientation to Afghanistan.
If you want to buy and register your personal .af domain, we need some information including your desired domain and your personal data. We would still ask you to select your domain according to the following criteria: Total available are between 3 and 63 characters. You may use numbers and hyphens within the address, as well as pure numeric domains. Unfortunately, the use of special characters is not allowed.
Are you looking for an additional domain? Take a look on the .cx domain of the Christmas Island or some domains from the Asian region. easyname offers you among others the .cn domain for China and the .tw domain for Taiwan. You can buy and register all these domains easily online and in real-time.
Unfortunately there are no precise data on the number of registered .af domains. The Afghan Ministry of communication and it is responsible for managing registered domains. Because there's still political turmoil in Afghanistan, it can be assumed that mainly companies and private individuals from other countries buy and register .af domains.