Where does .as come from?
The official top-level domain (also called a domain ending, or extension) of American Samoa, the South Pacific islands home to around 55,000 people, .as is used all over the world. It's one of the most easily accessible domain endings and by offering an economically accessible option that's easy to remember in a number of different languages, it allows you to avoid the overcrowding of more traditional domain endings like .com and .net.
A .as domain name is an asset for a variety of business types
Even though it was created to be the official, geographic domain for American Samoa, .as is only rarely associated with this territory. "Domain hack" enthusiasts have seized upon it in recent years, including .as as part of the name of the site rather than a simple suffix. This doesn't just work in English, but can also work in a variety of languages.
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On a global scale, most internet users will have no difficulty memorizing .as and using it to expand their online communications. With the expansion of .as domain names in recent years, .as is now known as a reliable option that keeps users' data secure.
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Rules and particularities of .as domain names
.AS domain names on Gandi.netAccreditation: Gandi is accredited for .AS since February 2012
Terms and ConditionsAssigning: .AS is open to everybody
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): yes
Registration period: 2 to 10 years for initial registration, 1 to 9 years for renewals
Second-level extensions: no
ProceduresRenewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration, it is possible to renew up to 30 days following the expiration date
Transfer (change of Registrar): the request is launched from the website of the domain's new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code, that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited", and that it does not expire soon. The transfer must be confirmed by email and the registration period remains unchanged
Change of Ownership: available on our interface, expiration date remains unchanged
Deletion process: quarantine of 5 days, see this table
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