.NF Domain Names
What is a .NF domain?
The .NF domain is a ccTLD (country code top level domain), and the Internet country code for Norfolk Island. Located in Oceania, Norfolk Island is an island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. The small island only covers 13.4 square miles, an area about 1/5 the size of Washington D.C. The British have made two attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788-1814 and 1825-55) but both ventures were ultimately abandoned. In 1856, the island was resettled by Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. Today, the population is estimated at 2,128. The official language of the island is English, although Norfolk (a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian) is also spoken.
Why should I register a .NF domain name?
A great majority of the domains registered under the .NF ccTLD are through entities associated with Norfolk Island. The .NF domain name presents a great opportunity for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Norfolk Island. Local domain names give your company a professional image, which demonstrates proof of your commitment to local customers. By targeting this local market, you can maximize your company's revenues.
Protecting yourself and your identity is all too important in today's world. The same standards apply to protecting your business and personal identity online. Protecting your brand is an important reason to register ccTLDs. Being the initial purchaser of your brand in a TLD is a much wiser idea than attempting to acquire names after someone else has registered them.
Additionally, it is much easier to purchase a common word or short domain name in a ccTLD than in the more popular and heavily populated TLDs like .COM.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .NF?
There are no restrictions for registering a top level .NF domain. Registration for these domains is open to anyone, similar to .COM, .NET, or .ORG.