.af Domain Name Registration

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.af Domain Name Registration

Why choose a .af domain?

.af overview

.af is a great choice for those living in or marketing to people in Afghanistan. Whether you're launching an online store, NGO website, local business, or any other type of site, a .af domain name can help you spread the word to the country’s locals. Moreover, you could use .af as a subdomain for your popular website when expanding your business to Afghanistan.

.af facts, stats & history

Introduced in 1997, .af is the country code top-level domain for Afghanistan and is operated and administered by the Afghan Network Information Center (AFGNIC). Although popularized by businesses in Afghanistan, anyone in the world can register the .af top-level domain (TLD) to reach and build trust with the country’s locals. It had just over 5,900 registrations as of August 2020, which means you have a great chance of getting the domain name you want.

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Is .af right for you?

.af benefits

If you're based in Afghanistan, there’s no better way to emphasize your local presence than with a .af ccTLD. Plus, .af domain names are a great choice for local businesses, companies and nonprofits catering to residents of the nation.

Ideas for your .af domain

Whether you're a local startup, a global brand, or something in between, a .af domain name is a smart choice for marketing your product or service in Afghanistan. You can also use .af if your business's name ends with the letters "af."

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FAQ - Learn more about .af domains

  • .af is a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Afghanistan. It’s great for businesses that want to market their products and services to Afghans, wherever they're located in the world.
  • .af remains a great choice for businesses based in Afghanistan as they look to build credibility and loyalty among locals. Brands with names that end in the letters “af” can also use the extension to make their URL memorable.
  • Some third-level .af domain extension have restrictions based on which second-level domain they're under. Other than this, anyone in the world can but a .af domain name.
  • Yes, you can register a .af domain name through Shopify.
  • If you register your .af domain through Shopify, we'll include a free SSL certificate. SSL certification can cost you hundreds of dollars annually.