The .ac domain registration
The .AC domain name was created for the citizens of Ascension Island as a national domain. Registrars of .AC zone do not expose any special conditions or restrictions. Individuals or legal entities from anywhere in the world can become owners of this domain zone, it’s enough to indicate your contact details during registration.
If you pay attention to how the .AC domain sounds, and use imagination, it will become a perfect name for sites of travel and manufacturing companies, institutes and academies, bloggers with initials .AC. Or you can just play around with words and get a cool, memorable name, for example, the website of the gardening firm pastern.ac.
When registering a domain, remember – the ideal domain name contains between 3 and 15 characters. It is important that the name of the site is easily remembered, reflects your activities and contains keywords. At the same time it is best to avoid hyphens, dashes and double letters.
You can purchase a domain in the .ac zone for 1 to 9 years. At the moment, the registration price is 120.000000, transfer is 120.000000. You can renew the domain for the next year at a price of 120.000000.
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Tips for Choosing a Domain
Step 1Research the market
Before you register a domain for your business, you should pay attention to the names your competitors are using. Avoid registering names that are coherent with the existing ones. Absent-minded customers can make a mistake and place an order on a different website instead of yours.
Step 2Make sure the domain is easy
You should register a domain name that is easy to remember and spell. Avoid using double words, numbers, dashes and similar characters. The easier the website address is, the higher the odds are that a potential user will find you in particular and not your competitors.
Step 3Check the domain history
A domain name which had been previously registered can be either useful or harm your website. A domain that has been under the sanctions applied by search engines can compromise the reputation of your business. Check out our article that can help you when checking the domain history.
Step 4Register domains in different zones
Your business idea may attract other entrepreneurs. Some dishonest competitors may use your reputation and popularity to register the same name in a different zone while stealing your clients. By purchasing domains in other zones and redirecting traffic from those domains to the main one, you broaden your business’ outreach on the internet.
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Buy and register the domain .ac FAQ
How much time do you need to register the domain .ac?
The time necessary to register the domain depends on a domain zone. Most domain zones can be registered within 30 minutes after the payment has been received.
A domain in the .ua zone can be registered only after it has been approved by the registrar. It can take up to 2-5 week days (very rarely can it take up to 14 days) in the case when the TM number is correct when placing an order on the website.
The .ru and .su domain registration can take up to 1 day after valid data has been submitted.
The .od, .ua, .in.ua, .yalta.ua, .crimea.ua, and .lviv.ua domains can be registered within an hour (in some rare cases, it can take up to 1 day).
The .com, .net, .org, .biz, .name, .info, new gTLD domains, .com.ua, .kiev.ua, .org.ua, .pl.ua, .zt.ua, .rv.ua, .if.ua, .vn.ua, .ks.ua, .km.ua , .uz.ua, .cv.ua, .cn.ua, .ck.ua, .co.ua, .biz.ua, .dn.ua, .kh.ua, .lg.ua, .zp.ua , .sm.ua, .dp.ua, .net.ua, and .УКР domains can be registered within 10-30 minutes (or within a day).
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What will happen if I don’t pay for the domain on time?
If you fail to pay on time for your domain, it is moved to the RedemptionPeriod. This is a period of domain recovery after it has been deleted. The price of restoring the domain from the Redemption Grace Period is individually set by the administrator of each domain zone.
The redemption price excludes the price for domain extension and amounts to the following sum for Ukrainian domain zones: ua - 4000 UAH; .net.ua - 1200 UAH; .ck.ua, .cherkasy.ua, .cherkassy.ua, .donetsk.ua, .dn.ua, .kharkov.ua, .kh.ua, .kharkiv.ua, .lugansk.ua, .lg.ua, .sumy.ua, .sm.ua, .zaporizhzhe.ua, .zp.ua - 1100 UAH; .com.ua, .cn.ua, .chernigov.ua, .lt.ua, .lutsk.ua, .volyn.ua - 1000 UAH; .in.ua, .zt.ua, .zhitomir.ua - 900 UAH; .kiev.ua, .kyiv.ua, .org.ua, .km.ua, .khmelnitskiy.ua, .cv.ua, .chernovtsy.ua, .pl.ua, .poltava.ua, .if.ua, .ivano-frankivsk.ua, .uz.ua, .uzhgorod.ua, .ks.ua, .kherson.ua, .te.ua, .ternopil.ua, .od.ua, odessa.ua, .nikolaev.ua , .mk.ua - 800 UAH; .lviv.ua, .rv.ua, .rovno.ua - 700 UAH; .укр, .vn.ua, .vinnica.ua, .kirovograd.ua, .kr.ua - 600 UAH; .dp.ua - 400 UAH.
The redemption price with the count of extension period for the international domain zones amounts to $280 for .com, .net, .biz, .info, name, and .org. The amount to be paid depends on the currency rate provided by the National Bank of Ukraine on the day the bill is formed.
Once the RedemptionPeriod is over the domain goes on sale.
I have registered a domain. What’s next?
Is it necessary to specify personal data when registering a domain?
The registrar cannot register a domain without the registrant's data. Otherwise, the domain will be available for others to order.
You need to specify the zip code and address for international domains. If this zip code doesn’t exist or it doesn’t match the address, the registrar will reject the registration application. According to the rules of service for international domain zones, you need to confirm your contact information after registering a domain!
You will be sent an email to verify the data specified in the contacts. This letter will contain a link to verify the information. You just need to click the link and the information will be verified. If the domain owner doesn’t verify the information, the domain will be blocked by the registrar.