.ec Domain Name Registration

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.ec Domain Name Registration

Why choose a .ec domain?

.ec overview

.ec is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Ecuador. Although the term “EC” could apply other things like European Commission or European Council, most people instantly recognize .ec as the official domain extension for the Republic of Ecuador. Registering a branded .ec domain name can help your business gain more exposure in the Ecuadorian market. You can also improve the customer experience by offering localized product information through your .ec domain extension.

.ec facts, stats & history

.ec is managed and sponsored by the Ecuadorian registry NIC.EC. The .ec domain extension was delegated to NIC.EC in October 2000 and the registry executes its operations in Ecuador. Many local businesses in Ecuador use .ec to showcase their roots, and the extension is also promoted outside the South American country to grow its reach.

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Is .ec right for you?

.ec benefits

A .ec domain extension is an excellent choice for individuals, SMBs, or enterprises with a presence in Ecuador or internationalized websites intending to target the Ecuadorian market. You can use .ec as a domain hack if your website or business name ends with "ec."

Ideas for your .ec domain

A .ec domain name can be used for various types of websites, such as online stores, tourism websites, agriculture businesses, boutique websites, car rental companies, makeup brands, personal websites, and more.

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FAQ - Learn more about .ec domains

  • .ec is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Ecuador. It's ideal for those targeting consumers in Ecuador or selling local items internationally from the South American country.
  • If you’re a local business in Ecuador, it makes sense to use a .ec domain extension. International businesses looking to reach residents of the country may also use a .ec domain to localize their website.
  • Anyone, anywhere in the world can buy a .ec domain name. However, it has to be registered for a minimum one-year period. Some restrictions apply to third level .ec domains, such as “.edu.ec” and “mil.ec.”
  • Yes, you can buy a .ec domain name through Shopify.
  • Shopify provides free SSL for every domain registered through our platform. With other registrars, SSL certificates can cost you 100s of dollars yearly.