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How to choose your domain name

The following is a list of rules of each registry. Please note that this list may not be a complete list and include common ones only. Further, each registry may adopt additional rules from time to time.

COM, NET and ORG Domain Names
.COM – to be used for commercial and personal sites
.NET – recommended for companies involved in Internet infrastructure
.ORG – recommended for not-for-profit organizations

Use only letters, numbers, or hyphen (”-”) ll Cannot begin or end with a hyphen ll Must have less than 63* characters, not including .COM, .NET and .ORG ll .com, .net and .org domain names exceeding a total of 26 characters are supported by most web browsers. However, certain web browsers, email programs and other Internet related applications may not support domain names over 26 characters.

INFO Domain Names
.INFO – to be used for both commercial and personal sites

Use only letters, numbers, or hyphen (”-”) II Cannot begin or end with a hyphen II Must have at least 3 characters and less than 63 characters, not including .INFO

BIZ Domain Names
.BIZ – sites restricted to commercial and bonafide business purposes ll Use only letters, numbers, or hyphen (”-”) II Cannot begin or end with a hyphen II Cannot have two hyphens in a row ll Must have at least 3 characters and less than 63 characters, not including .BIZ

MOBI Domain Names
.MOBI – implies that the website is designed for mobile usage ll Use only letters, numbers, or hyphen (”-”) ll Must have at least 3 characters and less than 63 characters, not including .MOBI

CO Domain Names
.CO – This has been recently added

XXX Domain Names
.XXX – For pornography sites