. al is the country code top -level domain (ccTLD ) of the Albanian state. It exists since April 21, 1992 and run by the state telecommunications authority ( Electronic and Postal Communications Authority or AKEP ) managed. Until 1 May 2013 only Albanian citizens and businesses were eligible to register a. Al address. Meanwhile, this restriction no longer applies, so. Al - domains can be registered free for everyone. Only alphanumeric characters can be used, a domain must also be between three and 63 characters. End of 2011, approximately 8000 domain addresses were registered.