.ac domain names

.ac

Available
.AC is the official extension of Ascension Island

It includes

  • a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • 2 free mailboxes with 3GB of storage
  • -50% off your first web hosting purchase

Why .ac?

A .ac domain name for a localized business

The .ac domain ending is the country-specific domain ending for Ascension Island. This southern island nation, whose capital is Georgetown, is located in the southern Atlantic Ocean and is one of the United Kingdom's Oversea Territories. With 91 km² (35 mi²) and less than 1,000 inhabitants, Ascension Island accounts for only a small number of internet users and websites.

Get an atypical domain name with .ac

Since you can use it as the ending to a short sentence or phrase in several languages, .ac is one of a few popular domain endings for "domain hacking". If you want an original and unique domain name, .ac is a great choice. An unconventional URL helps you make an impression and helps make your domain name easier to remember.

An easy-to-register .ac domain name

Registering a .ac domain name doesn't require any specific formality. This domain ending is actually open to everyone, businesses, organizations, and individuals, and you can easily get a .ac domain name on a first-come, first-served basis. Buying a .ac domain name is especially appropriate if you're planning to get a relatively long domain name, but want to shorten the URL.

.ac domain prices

Registration

£41.74

per year
  • From 1 to 10 years
Register

Transfer

£35.36

  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration
Transfer

Renewal

£41.74

per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 45 days after the domain's expiration date - £41.74
Renew
Pricing Options Prices for United Kingdom, Taxes included, in £ (GBP)

Other prices and periods

Restore

30 days after the late renewal period

£103.91

the first year, then renewal at normal price

Owner Change

FREE

Does not change the expiration date

Period before release

Pending Delete

15 days

after the restoration period

Rules and particularities of .ac domain names

Technical operator
Creation date
1997

Related Contract

View the .ac contract

.AC domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited .AC since June 2017

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .AC domain names are open to everyone
Syntax: from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): yes
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Second-level extensions: not provided by Gandi

Procedures

Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration, it is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: Dispute Resolution Policy
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 (which you must get from the former registrar), that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited", that the domain was created at least 60 days prior to the request and it does not expire soon. The transfer must be confirmed by email and the registration period is extended by 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 30 days, see this table

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