Domain .al - national domain: Albania

  • Registration fee
    $54,99 / year
  • Renewal fee
    $54,99 / year
  • Trade fee
    $54,99
    The domain owner change does not extend its validity.
  • Transfer fee
    $54,99
    renewal included
    Domain transfer extends the domain validity by 1 year.
  • Minimum registration and renewal period
    2 years
  • Restrictions
    No

Restrictions

Currently, it is possible to register a domain name directly in the .al domain (Albania). All registrations are done through our local partner, WebHost Sh.p.k. Albania.

.al domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Albania. This means that it is primarily intended for use by entities connected with this country. Here are some restrictions that were in place up to my knowledge cutoff in September 2021:

  1. Eligibility. Anyone can register a .al domain. There's no requirement for the registrant to be located in or associated with Albania. This makes .al one of the more open ccTLDs. Also for this reason we are registering the .al domain names in association with our local partner, WebHost Sh.p.k. Albania.
  2. Length. Domain names must be between two and 63 characters long.
  3. Character restrictions. Only letters, numbers, and hyphens are allowed in .al domains. The domain name can't start or end with a hyphen.
  4. Certain domain names are reserved. Some domain names are considered premium or reserved. These include certain single-character domains and names that are important to the Republic of Albania. These domains may not be available for general registration.
  5. Second-Level Domains. As of 2021, there are several second-level domains that were used for specific types of organizations (e.g., .com.al for commercial entities, .org.al for organizations, .net.al for network infrastructure, .edu.al for educational institutions, and .gov.al for governmental entities). However, the restrictions for these have been largely lifted, and they can be registered by anyone.
  6. Domain names are typically available on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to the above restrictions.

Remember that the specific rules and restrictions for .al domains could change over time, so it's always a good idea to check the current rules with Let’s Domains registrar.

Why should I buy a .al domain name?

Purchasing a .al domain name can have several advantages, especially if you're targeting an audience in Albania or if the .al extension aligns with your brand name or marketing strategy. Here are a few reasons why you might consider buying a .al domain name:

  1. Geographical Targeting. If your business or service is specifically targeted towards an audience in Albania, a .al domain name can help you establish a local presence and make your website more relevant to Albanian users.
  2. Brand Alignment. If your brand name or marketing strategy aligns with the .al extension (for example, if your business name ends in "al"), a .al domain name can be a clever and memorable choice.
  3. Availability. Because .al is a less common domain extension, you may have a better chance of getting the exact domain name you want without having to add extra words or numbers.
  4. Security. The .al domain is managed by the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority in Albania, which has strict regulations to ensure the security and reliability of .al domains.
  5. SEO Benefits. While the primary factor in search engine rankings is the quality of your content, having a geographically relevant domain can potentially help with local search rankings.

Remember, the best domain for you depends on your specific needs and strategy. If you're unsure, it may be helpful to consult with our customer service team.

Albanian domain information

The Albanian domain name space is one of the most exciting in the world. It is a vibrant and rapidly developing country with a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant economy. The .al domain is the official country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Albania. It was introduced in 1992 and is managed by the Albanian Network Information Center (ANIC). The Albanian domain name space is highly popular with companies and individuals looking to establish a presence in Albania.

It is an attractive option for those who want to target the Albanian market, as well as those who want to register a domain name to protect their brand in the country. The .al domain name is available for registration to individuals and businesses worldwide, although it is restricted to businesses and individuals who are located in Albania.

To register a .al domain, you must have an address in Albania, and you must be an Albanian citizen or have an Albanian business. The domain name must also comply with the Albanian naming regulations and be approved by the Government of Albania. As with all ccTLDs, the .al domain name is governed by the rules and regulations established by the Government of Albania. This includes the registration policies, the registration process, and the necessary documentation. In Let’s Domains we are registering .al domains with our local partner, WebHost Sh.p.k. Albania.

The .al domain is also subject to the Domain Name System (DNS) regulations which govern the way domain names are used and managed. The .al domain name offers many advantages to businesses and individuals looking to establish a presence in Albania. It is a secure and reliable domain name and offers a great deal of flexibility in terms of how it can be used. It is also an excellent choice for businesses and individuals who want to target the Albanian market and protect their brand in the country.

Everything that you should know about .al domain price

The .al domain price is an important factor to consider when choosing a domain name. It is important to know the cost associated with registering a domain name and the various options available. The .al domain price can vary depending on the domain registrar and the length of registration that you choose. For example, a shorter registration period will typically be cheaper than a longer period of time. Additionally, sometimes we offer discounts for certain purchases.

How to buy a domain in Albania?

If you are looking to purchase a domain in Albania, then you’ve come to the right place. The process of buying a domain is generally simple and straightforward, though there are some important steps to make before you make your purchase.

  1. You will need to decide on the type of domain you want to buy. For Albania, we are offering a .al domain extension.
  2. You will need to find a domain name registrar who can provide you with the service. Generally, most domain registrars will allow you to purchase a domain name at the same time as registering it, but it is important to read the terms and conditions of the service before you make your purchase.
  3. If you have purchased your domain, you will need to set up the domain’s DNS, which will allow your domain to go live on the web. Setting up the DNS may require assistance, so you can contact our customer service team.
  4. Finally, you will need to make sure that you have the necessary payment method in order to pay for your domain. Once you have set up your payment, you can go ahead and complete your purchase. Congratulations – your domain is now live on the web!

Domain information

.al - country code top-level domain name (ccTLD): Albania

The available domain TLDs: .al

Registry: Telecommunications Regulatory Entity (TRE)

Website: https://akep.al/en/

Public WHOIS server: none

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