.AF domains pertain to Afghanistan, created in year 1997. It's principal use is for entities connected with Afghanistan.
It's managed by AFGNIC.
Rates and features
Extension rules .af
.af domain life cycle
.af 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.
This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.
This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.
.af domain registrations are immediate.
To be able to complete .AF domain transfers you'll need your current registrar to give you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key, with it you'll be able to verify your domain's ownership.
Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars allow to accept transfers manually, contact your current registrar and find out if they offer this service, in this case the transfer will complete the same day.
When the transfer ends, the expiration date doesn't change.
Renewing your .AF domain only takes a minute and can completed at any time.
It's possible to request a cancellation of your .AF 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 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.
We allow the usage of DNSSEC on .af domains. Your domain can take advantage of this additional security layer that DNS servers that are compatible with this technology can provide.
More information is available at: What is DNSSEC and how does it work
Domain owner change
.AF domains permit automatic owner changes, you'll be able to change this data from your client area.
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
- .AF don't have extra documentation.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
We are a Nic.af accredited registrar.