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Africa: Central African Republic

The registration of .CF domains (Central African Republic) is completely open, this means that they don't have residency requirements, so it's possible to register them independently of the country of residence.

The extension is managed by SOCATEL (Central African Society of Telecommunications) since year 1996 and has been opened to the general public in July 2013.

.cf domain rates and features

Domain rates .cf

Action Periodes Price
Registration 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s) 19,95 €
Renewal 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s) 19,95 €
Transfer Not permitted
Restore Does not include renewal 110,00 €


  • Domain length between 3 and 63 characters
  • IDN characters are not permitted
  • Allows DNS modification
  • DNSSEC not allowed
  • Transfer not allowed

.cf domain life cycle

Domain available
Domain registration
Domain active
Expiration/Deletion date
Domain available

.cf domain regulations

Residency requirements

This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.

Technical requirements

This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.


.cf domain registrations are immediate.


To complete .CF domain transfer, you'll need your current registrar to provide you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key to verify the ownership of the domain.

Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars provide manual transfers allowing transfers to be completed on the same day, contact your current registrar to find out if they offer this service.

More information about .CF domain transfers.

Transfer process isn't supported by the system..


You can renew your .CF domain at any moment, this process can take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete. .CF domains must be renewed at least 2 days prior expiration day, if the domain is not renewed in this time, the domain will be deleted and only a recovery is possible, witch involves a higher price.


It's possible to request a cancellation of your .CF domain, visit the support center to open a support ticket. Please note, cancelling a name does not provide a refund of any registration fees.

DNS modifications

DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.

Domain owner change

Ownership changes are done manually and have additional costs, contact us via ticket in case you're interested in it.

Permitted characters

.cf domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.

Official documentation

In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.

  • .CF don't have extra documentation.

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