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|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|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||Free for anyone, some restrictions apply only on second level domains (ex: .com.al) which are allowed only for Albanian Citizens and Businesses registered in Albania|
|Structure||Registrations are at third level beneath categorized second-level subdomains|
|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
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 anima.al.
In November 2014 the registry released two character domain names allowing for free landrush.
3rd level registrations
Registrations used to be only beneath the second-levels, i.e., .com.al, .net.al, .org.al, and .edu.al labeled appropriately for the type of organisation, but many now exist directly below .al.
The .al zone has no official whois server. Availability can be checked via http://www.akep.al/en/kerkoni-domain.
- IANA .al whois information
- AKEP Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP)
- Host.al Accredited Registrar (Host.al)
- WebHost.al Accredited Registrar (WebHost.al)
- IRegister Accredited Registrar (IRegister)
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