From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Introduced 1992
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP)
Sponsor Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP)
Intended use Entities connected with  Albania
Actual use Very popular in Albania
Registration restrictions Albanian Citizens only and Businesses registered in Albania
Structure Registrations are at third level beneath categorized second-level subdomains
Documents Registration form (PDF)
Dispute policies Disputes must be with registrant alone; NIC disclaims all legal responsibilities
Website .al DNS registrations

.al is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Albania. It is administered by the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority of Albania (AKEP). As of July 2013, anyone can register a .al domain.

2nd level registrations[edit]

In the past, registrations were not permitted directly at the second level, but a few existing names were "grandfathered"; they were uniti.al, tirana.al, soros.al, upt.al and inima.al.

3rd level registrations[edit]

Registrations used to be only beneath the second-level label appropriate for the type of organization, but many now exist directly below .al.

Whois Servers[edit]

The .al zone has no official whois server. Availability can be checked via http://www.akep.al/en/kerkoni-domain.

External links[edit]