.al is the Internet country code top-level domain
) for Albania
. It is administered by the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority of Albania (AKEP).
AKEP recommends that .al domain registrations be performed with one of the AKEP accredited registrars. There are also international registrars that resell .al domains. Domain names should be between 2 and 63 characters. Although the Albanian language
has a number of special characters, the registry has not enabled the use of IDN characters
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 inima.al.
In 2012 registrars started to resell .al domain names widely making them popular outside Albania
as domain hack
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 never provided whois service due to privacy concerns.
The table below lists the total registration figures as of December 2017.
List of authorized hosts
IANA .al whois informationAKEP
Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP)
Accredited Registrar (Host.al)
Accredited Registrar (WebHost.al)
Accredited Registrar (IRegister)
Domain Registrar (Hostime.al Albania)
Category:Country code top-level domains
Category:Telecommunications in Albania
Category:Computer-related introductions in 1992
Category:Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries members