Establish your presence in Albania with an Albanian Domain Name. The extension .AL is the country code domain for Albania. First registration of .AL domains was introduced in 1992. First private registrars were accredited and allowed to offer Albanian domains registration in 2013.

Whether you are in Albania or just trying to reach people in Albanian market, then .AL domain is a must! When searching online, Albanian internet users expect to see website addresses with .AL domain names. Register your .AL domain to increase your credibility in the region and rank your website higher in local search results.

You and your business are unique. You act globally and move successfully in your markets. They know your brand there – it’s your capital. Register your brand name in Albania. It is one of the best preventative measures you can take to secure your trademark and combat copyright infringement.

.AL

.AL Domain TLD

Albania Domain

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TLD AL
Introduced 1992
Usage Albania Domains
Renewal Grace Period 30 days
Privacy Allowed N/A
IDN Supported No
Type National
Registry al AKEP
Wikipedia Entry Wikipedia
Regulation .al Regulation
List of Reserved .al Domain Names
List of Forbidden  .al Domain Names
Registration duration 3 days

Terms

  • Registration: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • Renewal: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Third Level Domains:

  • .com.al
  • .edu.al
  • .org.al
  • .net.al
  • .gov.al
  • .mil.al

Related Domains:

.COM Domain .NET Domain .ME Domain
.CO Domain .BIZ Domain .EU
.DE Domain .ME Domain .MK TLD
Domain Syntax Rules

Albania Domain Names must:

  • Have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters
  • Begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number
  • Use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these
  • Neither begin with, nor end with a dash
  • Not include two consecutive dashes after the first or the second character (e.g. www.al–domain.al) and
  • Not include a space (e.g. www.al domain.al).
iRegister Domain Registration

Registration of Albanian Domain is free to anyone as long as they can provide a local administrative contact. The second level domains are restricted to businesses and organizations that have local presence in Albania.

How to register a .AL domain?

To register a .AL domain i quite easy with iRegister. First you mus choose the name domain you would like.While it is not mandatory, we recommend that you check it against the list of forbidden and reserved domain names. Next verify the name is not a registered trademark in Albania. Even if you skip these steps, they will be verified by the Registry because they comprise a valid cause to refuse the registration. Finally, if the domain name is valid and free to register our system will guide you through the purchase process. The registration approval  from Registry can take up to 3 business days. Our system will notify you automatically when your domain is registered.

What are the required documents for registering an albanian domain?

.AL domain – You need to provide a governmental issued personal identification number or passport. When registration of domain is on behalf of a company, than a company name and business registration number or VAT number are required as well.

.COM.AL – You need to provide a governmental issued personal identification number or passport, company name and business registration number or VAT number.
.EDU.AL – Same as .COM.AL plus you need to provide evidence from Albanian Ministry for Education.
.ORGL.AL – Same as COM.AL plus you need to provide evidence that you are a non-profit organization registered in Albania.
.NET.AL – Same as COM.AL plus you need to provide evidence that you are a network company registered in Albania.

Can my domain be refused?

Yes. Your domain registration can be refused if:
1. It is listed as forbidden
2. It is listed as reserved
3. It is a registered trademark in Albania
4.You have not provided the correct information (missing or incomplete address, missing addition information: ID number, Company Registration Number, Company Name etc.). In this case we will notify you and you will have 3 days to provide/correct the required information.

In case your domain can not be registered after you have done the payment we do a full reimbursement of the paid amount.

Domain transfer iRegister Transfer domain .AL domain name and website transfer for free

Bring your .AL Domain to iRegister

Transfer of .AL domain to iRegister is free of charge. During the transfer process your domain will be not renewed. After the transfer the domain will have the same expiry date. The transfer process requires an EPP Code, that you can retrieve from your current registrar. Contact our staff for help. They will guide you through the process and help with documents that may be required.

Domain Restrictions

The following restrictions apply on .AL Domain

  • Each .AL Domain must have at least the administrative contact as Albania resident
  • The second-level domains: .com.al, .net.al, .org.al, edu.al are eligible to businesses and organizations that are registered in Albania
  • The maximum number of domains that an individual can register is: 5
  • The maximum number of domains that a company or organization can register is: 15
  • The domain must be active within one year from registration, otherwise, the registry may revoke it. Active domain means one of the following:
    1. It has a website
    1. It is used for email address(es)
    2. Is used to operate open or closed networks (Domain Controllers)
    3. Is used to access remote systems or databases
    4. Redirect to another webpage of registrant
    5. It has technical usage: FTP, DNS, SSH, HTTP/HTTPS, Peer to Peer, etc…

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