.ac Domain Name Registration

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.ac Domain Name Registration

Why choose a .ac domain?

.ac overview

Make a positive impact with a .ac domain name. If you’re part of the academic world, .ac could be the perfect domain extension for you. As a generic top-level domain (TLD), anyone in the world can register a .ac domain name, however, it’s best suited for post-secondary institutions, colleges, universities, learning centers, research institutes, and professors. As formal education moves away from in-person classrooms, .ac can broaden your studentship, no matter where your campus is located.

.ac facts, stats & history

Join thousands of institutions dedicated to education or training with the help of .ac. Many organizations have established an online presence with .ac, making it a great generic TLD alternative. Since Google treats all new domain extensions the same, you don’t have to worry about SEO when it comes to .ac domains. In fact, because it’s more readily available, you’re more likely to get the exact .ac domain name you want. Claim your space online by registering a .ac domain today.

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Looking for an on-brand domain name but the .edu or .com options are taken? Look no further! Using a .ac domain name tells the world that your business or organization is education focused.

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Clear and concise, a .ac TLD can boost your status as an organization. Whether you’re a local college or an international institution, registering a .ac domain extension could help you take your next big step.

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FAQ - Learn more about .ac domains

  • .ac is a generic top-level domain (TLD). The .ac domain is suitable for any person, business, or organization in academia.
  • A .ac domain extension is a flexible and universal choice for anyone in academia looking to build a presence online. Plus. a .ac domain name might be more readily available than other TLDs such as .com or .edu.
  • Anyone can buy a .ac domain name as long as it hasn’t already been registered. .ac is also the country code TLD (ccTLD) for Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha but registration is open to anyone, including internationalized domain names.
  • Yes, you can buy your branded .ac domain names through Shopify.
  • Shopify offers free SSL certificates for all domains registered through our platform. SSL certificates can cost you hundreds of dollars annually.