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Flag af.png
Country: Afghanistan
Continent: Asia
Capital: Kabul
Location: 34°31'N 69°7'E
Area: 647500
Population: 29121286
Time Zone: UTC+4,5
Calling Code: 93



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Overview
IDN capable: No
Handle Updates: Yes
Registration Period: 1-5 years
Autorenew Grace Period: 0 days
Deletion Timeframe: 2 days prior to expiration date
Registration System: Realtime
WHOIS-Server: whois.nic.af
WHOIS-Update: Realtime
WHOIS-Privacy: No
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy
DNSSEC: No

Contents

Zone Info

.AF is the so-called country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Afghanistan


Zone Use

A .AF Domain is normally used by companies or private entities who are located in Afghanistan or who have business relationships with this country.


Characters

  • Minimum: 1
  • Maximum: 64
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD


Domain Registration

.AF domains can be registered online through webinterface or API.

[COMMAND]
(required)                
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.af
ownercontact0   = [owner handle]
admincontact0   = [admin contact]
techcontact0    = [tech contact]
billingcontact0 = [billing contact]
nameserver0     = [nameserver1]
nameserver1     = [nameserver2]
                
EOF

Attention.png

As of November 7, 2011, the registry provider for the ccTLD .AF will amend the registration policies

enforcing registry activation and confirmation.

On registration, renewal or change of registrant (owner change) the administrative contact (Admin-C) and registrant will receive two emails.

One is a welcome message, the second is an activation email with a link that the recipient must click on to

a.) accept the TLD Registrant Agreement and AUP policy; and
b.) confirm the validity of contact details.

On renewal or change of registrant the policy must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended.


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Domain Modification

Trade

Registrant changes for .AF domains can be done online via api or webinterface.

[COMMAND]
(required)              
command       = ModifyDomain
domain        = yourdomain.af
ownercontact0 = [new owner handle]
              
EOF

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On renewal or change of registrant the policy must again be accepted and the

contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended.


Domain Renewal

.AF domains can be renewed through the webinterface or with the corresponding API command.

[COMMAND]
(required)           
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourdomain.af
period     = [renew period]
expiration = [current year of expiration]
           
EOF

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On renewal or change of registrant the policy must again be accepted and the

contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended.


Deletion Process

.AF Domains can be deleted online through the webinterface or by API.

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = DeleteDomain
domain  = yourdomain.af
        
EOF


Restrictions

Max. 13 Nameservers


Transfers

Transfers of .AF domains are possible.

Transfer Procedure

.AF Transfers can either be done through the RRPproxy WebInterface or API with or without Authorisation Code.

Please Note:
A Transfer of a .AF domain is not free of charge, there is a special transfer fee for this type of TLD. The domain will NOT be renewed during the transfer.

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = TransferDomain
domain  = domain.af
action  = request
auth    = <........>
        
EOF

Transfer notes

  • A .AF Domain Transfer can be initiated with a so-called Authorisation Code, which can be obtained from the current registrar through the owner or Admin-C of the domain.

Transfer time

A transfer takes 7 days to complete.


Restores

Restores are generally possible. A restore can be requested via API command or via webinterface.

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = restoredomain
domain  = yourdomain.af
        
EOF



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