.af domain names


.AF is the official ccTLD of Afghanistan.

It includes

  • a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • LiveDNS nameservers Anycast + DNSSEC
  • 10,000 aliases and forwarding addresses

In view of the evolution of the situation in Afghanistan:

  • Registration and Transfer: Gandi has stopped accepting new registrations or inbound transfers of .AF domain names.
  • Renewals: Renewals of .AF domain names already registered with Gandi are no longer possible. Please contact our Corporate Services team.
  • Restore: Restores are no longer possible, the only solution is to wait the domain name becomes available and register it again with another registrar.

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    Available on demand only

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      Available on demand only

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        Pricing Options Prices for Australia, taxes excluded, in $ (AUD)

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        Rules and particularities of .af domain names

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        .AF domains at Gandi.net

        Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited for .AF since January 2011.

        Terms and Conditions

        Assigning : .AF domain names are open to everyone.

        Syntax : From 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place).

        IDN (accented domain names) : No.

        Registration period : 1 to 5 years.

        Second-level extensions : No.


        Validation: The Registry sends an email with a link in order to activate your domain name. Failing to complete this procedure within the time period given your domain name will be suspended and/or deleted. This validation is required on registration, at the anniversary of registration, at renewal, or when performing an owner change.

        Renewal: No later than 2 days before the expiration date.

        Disputes: Complaint Resolution Service.

        Transfer (change of Registrar): The request is launched from the website of the new registrar. Be sure that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited", that it does not expire soon and that it has been created/last renewed at least 15 days prior to the request. The transfer must be confirmed within 14 days following your request (by email during the first 7 days then by fax). The transfer renews the domain name for one year.

        Change of Ownership: Available on our interface. The procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. The expiration date remains unchanged.

        Deletion process: Quarantine of 28 days, see this table.

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