.AG Domain Names
What is the .AG domain?
The .AG domain is a ccTLD (country code top level domain), and the Internet country code for Antigua and Barbuda. These Caribbean islands are located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico. Combined, the islands are 170.89 square miles (Antigua 108.12 sq mi, and Barbuda 62.16 sq mi), about 2.5 times the size of Washington D.C. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981, and maintain an official language of English. As of July 2008, the population was 84,522.
Why should I register a .AG domain name?
The .AG domain is extremely popular in German-speaking parts of the world because AG can be used to represent certain types of companies. This is true for several major European countries including Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. If your company conducts business in German-speaking countries, having a .AG domain can make your presence known.
In addition to being used as a country code and it's secondary meaning to German-speaking countries, .AG has several other meanings. The atomic symbol for silver is Ag, and so can be used to reference this metal. Additionally, the agriculture arena has begun using .AG for agriculture-related sites.
If you have a trademark, you need to protect it. Protecting your identity, as well as that of your business online is just as important as protecting you personal identity. By registering ccTLDs you are taking one more step toward preserving your trademark. It is much wiser to be the initial purchaser of a domain, than attempting to acquire it after someone else has.
Another great use for ccTLDs is acquiring shorter names. It is near impossible to register common words with other more prevalent domain names such as .NET or .COM. It is much more likely to find these types of domains available in a ccTLD. Similarly, domain hacks are much easier to find in ccTLDs. They lend themselves quite well to domains such as handb.AG, jetl.AG, or dishr.AG.
Name.com offers several .AG extensions to choose from. They are co.AG, com.AG, org.AG, net.AG, and nom.AG.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .AG?
No. .AG has no restrictions for registering a domain. This means that any person from any part of the world and/or any company is welcome to register.