Price information

Setup $0.00
Registration $118.90
Renewal $118.90
Transfer (including annual fee) $118.90
Change of the owner $0.00
Modification of domain data $0.00

Useful information about .ac domains

Trends & General Information

Since 1997 the .ac domain is registered as official Internet country code top-level domain of Ascension Island. Around 900 people live on the island, which comprise approximately 91 square kilometres and is located in the Atlantic Ocean. Politically Ascension ist an independent Member of the Commonwealth. Registrations can be made at second and third level: Third-level domains are reserved for the inhabitants of the island. Ever interested Internet user around the world is able to buy and register his personal second-level domain with extension .ac.

The registered domains are managed by the, a subcontractor of the cable & wireless with its headquarter in Bracknell, England.

General Information

Domain transfer .ac domain transfer is possible
Transfer auth-code An auth-code is required for the transfer of a .ac domain
Domain security You can set a transfer lock for your .ac domain
Change of ownership Change of ownership is possible for .ac domains
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Your .ac domain can contain special characters
Numeric domains A .ac domain cannot consist only of numbers
Registry icb (Website)


New registration 1 year up to max. 10 years
Renewal 1 year up to max. 9 years
Duration of registration It takes a few seconds to register the .ac domain.
Notice period The notice period for termination is 4 days before the domain expires.

Special provisions

Domain length A .ac domain may be between 3 - 63 characters long. Hyphens may be used, but not at the beginning or at the end of the domain, and not 2 consecutive (for example, aa

additional Information


The third-level domains are as already mentioned only available for the residents of the island, but every webmasters all over the world can buy and register his conventional domain at the second level. In addition to national use on Ascension by individuals and businesses, many academic institutions worldwide use the .ac domain to highlight their educational institution. In the UK therefore exists a special domain called - the .ac domain is often misused for official websites of schools or universities.

Do you want to buy and register your personal .ac domain? easyname feels honoured to help you with your questions and problems. Please feel free to contact our customer service via contact form. Of course you can reach us directly by email: Please send your concerns to - we will answer your request as soon as possible.

Please note the following requirements before you buy and register your .ac domain: Between 3 and 63 characters are available - special characters, hyphens and pure numeric domains are of course permitted. For alternative domains, please take a look on our portfolio: We recommend using for example the Internet country code top-level domain of Tuvalu .tv, which is often misused by TV stations or the .fm domain for Micronesia.


Because the country Ascension has only about 900 inhabitants, relatively few domains are registered in the national area. Explicitly educational institutions around the world use the .ac domain as popular alternative to the mostly country-specific top-level domains. A promotion of the .ac domain with regard to this purpose is sought and carried out.

Are you looking for an .ac domain for your educational institution? We highly recommends you, to buy and register your desired domain as quickly as possible. There are many other interests, who would like to order a personal .ac top-level domain.