.ac Domain Registrations

Boost your online presence with the versatile .AC domain! Recognized globally as an abbreviation for 'academic,' it's the perfect choice for educational institutions and scholars. Dive into the world of domain hacks with words like "brainiAC" and "insomniAC" for a catchy and memorable URL. Plus, did you know? The historic German city of Aachen has embraced the .AC domain, with its license plates proudly displaying "AC" and its residents frequently opting for .AC domains. Whether you're championing academia, celebrating Aachen's heritage, or just unleashing your inner maniAC, secure your .AC domain today and stand out in the digital crowd!

About Ascension Island: The Birthplace of .AC

Ascension Island, a jewel in the South Atlantic Ocean, is a British overseas territory nestled within the Saint Helena island group, alongside the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. Spanning a modest 34 square miles and housing a tight-knit community of fewer than 1,000 residents, this island exudes a unique charm. While .AC stands as its official country code top-level domain (ccTLD), the good news is, it's open for registration to everyone, regardless of their geographical location.

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.ac domains have no restrictions on registrations.

.ac Domain Information

Registry: Identity Digital
Introduced: 1997
Intended use: Academic Websites
Restrictions: None
Whois privacy protection: Yes
IDN support: Yes
Supports DNSSEC: Yes
Renewal grace period: 40 days
Redemption grace period: 30 days
Name servers required: 2 - 12
Domain name length: 1 - 63 Characters
Auth code length: 8 - 32 Characters

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You can activate Privacy Protection during the registration of a new domain.
In accordance with ICANN registry operations, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $300 USD.
.ac domain names are available to register for 1-10 years.