.AQ domain name .AQ domain name - Generic

The .AQ domain is the country code domain extension (ccTLD) for bodies managing work in Antarctica. A physical presence is needed for .AQ domain registration. The .AQ domain is available to government organisations who are signatories of the Antarctic Treaty. A .AQ domain name is also available to registrants who have a physical presence in Antarctica. But it’s so cold and we don’t want you to freeze so we’ll allow a physical presence to include unattended installations owned or operated by the registrant, and short term visits to the ice by the registrant or its employees. Plus you’ll need a letter signed by the officer in charge of the base or expedition. Don't forget your coat! 

By registering a .AQ domain name, you're proving your commitment to Antarctica. Local websites attract local traffic,  as users show a preference for going using local businesses. Language and currency are familiar, and delivery costs are going to be lower. This means that your .AQ website will rank higher in local searches, and you'll maximise your revenue. 

With every domain name you register at EuroDNS, you get a free Alpha SSL certificate to validate your business and protect your customers' data, a free email address for a more professional image, and our Classic DNS for a super speedy website. We also have domain security features such as two-step verification to protect your account, and domain privacy to conceal your contact details online and protect you against identity theft. 

Antarctica, aside from the whales, penguins, and seals, is the least populated continent in the world, but there are some humans, freezing though they are. Registering a domain name with the .AQ domain will expand your brand within the scientific community brave enough to live there. 

Features & Requirements

Below are a list of the requirements and features for registering a .AQ domain name.

Documentation Required


The registration of a .AQ domain name asks that the Owner and Administrative contact have a local presence in Antarctica. 

The .AQ registry asks for a letter signed by the officer in charge of the base or expedition, to support your application.

Transfer a .AQ domain name

This transfer process only applies to domain names with the same Owner contact. If you require assistance transferring your domain portfolio, please contact our sales team who will be happy to help.

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.AQ Price

Setup fee None
Annual fee€133.00
Renewal fee €133.00
Update fee €32.00
Trade fee €32.00
Transfer fee €133.00 (1 year extension included)

.AQ Format

Minimum length3 characters
Maximum length63 characters
Numbers Not allowed
Hyphen Not allowed
IDN Not allowed

.AQ Registration Period

Minimum subscription period2 years
Minimum renewal period2 years
Renewal increment2 years
Registration delay5-10 days
2048-bit Secure Payment

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