.af is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Afghanistan. It is administered by AFGNIC, a service of the UNDP and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Registration is made directly at the second level, or on the third level beneath various categorized subdomains at the second level. Third-level domains have restrictions based on which second-level domain they are registered under. Registration on second level is unrestricted, but more expensive. All fees are higher for international registrants.
The domain was delegated to an Abdul Razeeq in 1997, this only a year after Taliban fighters had captured Kabul and founded the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. NetNames of London initially maintained the domain following an agreement with the IANA.
On registration the administrative contact (Admin-C) and registrant will receive two emails.
One is a welcome message, the second is an activation email with a link that the recipient must click on to
a.) accept the TLD Registrant Agreement and AUP policy; and
b.) confirm the validity of contact details.
On renewal the policy must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended.
The transfer has to be initiated through our system. A valid Authorization Code can be provided to initiate a transfer. You may start the transfer without an Authorization Code. After the transfer is started successfully, the old registrar has to give an acknowledge to the transfer. Normally a transfer will be completed in 7 days.
An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be performed easily in our system. After the OwnerChange, the policy (see registration) must again be accepted and the contact details confirmed within 21 days or the domain will be suspended.
A Restore is not supported by the registry.