. af is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) of Afghanistan. It was introduced on 16 October 1997 and by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Ministry of Communications and IT) managed in Kabul. This in turn has passed the address to the so-called Afghanistan Network Information Center ( AFNIC short ).


The extension. Af was initially managed by a private individual from Kabul. Through the Afghan civil war and the fact that the IANA had lost contact with this person in the course of the war, the registration of new addresses was first exposed. In September 2002, af the Afghan transitional government could submit new papers to manage the top-level domain, after. Was handed over to the appropriate Ministry. In 2006, it was announced that AFNIC is one of the supporters of the top -level domain. Asia.


Overall, a. Af - domain between two and 63 characters may be long and contain only alphanumeric characters, as internationalized domain names are not yet supported. The award is made completely automatically - even in the event of transfers - and usually only requires a few hours. Lower. Af both second- and third-level domains can be registered, where the latter parties are reserved for residents or branch in the country. On the second level there are many specialized domains are available, such as. Com.af for companies. Net.af for Internet providers or. Edu.af for educational institutions.


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