.HN Domain Names
What is a .HN domain?
The .HN domain is a ccTLD (country code top level domain), and the Internet country code for Honduras. This country is located in Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca , between El Salvador and Nicaragua. Honduras is 43,278.2 square miles, an area slightly larger than the state of Tennessee. The population was estimated at 7,639,327 by the July 2008 census, and the major languages spoken include Spanish and Amerindian dialects.
Honduras was once part of Spain's empire in the New World. However, in 1821, this country became an independent nation. In 1982, the first freely elected civilian government came to rule after two and a half decades of mostly military rule. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for those fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government as well as an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. In 1998, Hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras by killing around 5,600 people and causing about $2 billion in damages.
Why should i register a .HN domain name?
Although there are many domains registered by entities associated with Honduras, it is becoming increasingly popular in other facets. The .HN domain name presents a great opportunity for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Honduras. Local domain names give your company a professional image, which demonstrates proof of your commitment to local customers. By targeting the local Honduran market, you can maximize your company's revenues.
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 in more prevalent domains 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 autoba.HN or jo.HN.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .HN?
There are no restrictions for registering a top level .HN domain. Registration for these domains is open to anyone, similar to .COM, .NET, or .ORG. Name.com offers the following .HN extensions: com.HN, net.HN, and org.HN. None of these extensions have any registration restrictions.