Why choose a .ag domain?
There’s more to .ag than you might think. As the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for a group of Caribbean Islands, .ag was initially intended for businesses based in Antigua and Barbuda. But these days, all sorts of brands are choosing this extension. It’s become especially popular in German-speaking countries, where 'ag' is the abbreviation for Aktiengesellschaft, the German term for a public limited company.
.ag facts, stats & history
.ag is the ccTLD for Antigua and Barbuda, two Caribbean islands located southeast of Puerto Rico that gained independence from the British Commonwealth in 1981. It’s one of few domains that allow users to register short names, as well as common words, making it a good choice for brands looking to keep their domain name short and sweet.
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Is .ag right for you?
Any public limited company operating in Germany can use .ag to solidify their presence in the European market. Similarly those looking to register everyday words or two-letter names will have more luck with .ag than most generic or country code TLDs.
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Businesses based in Antigua and Barbuda—or other regions with an “ag” abbreviation—can put it to good use, as can brands marketing a handb.ag or sw.ag.
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FAQ - Learn more about .ag domains
.ag is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Antigua and Barbuda.
Depending on where you’re based and what kind of business you run, a .ag domain can help build affinity with a local audience or be used creatively as a domain hack. Regardless, since Google treats all new domain extensions the same, you don’t have to worry about SEO when it comes to .ag domains. In fact, because .ag is more readily available, you’re more likely to get the exact domain name you want.
Anyone can buy a .ag domain name—whether or not you’ve ever been to Antigua or Barbuda!
Yes, you can buy your branded .ag domain names through Shopify.
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