KG represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Kyrgyzstan. This domain suffix does not have any restrictions and is also ideal both for personal and business use. It was introduced in 1995 and is operated by AsiaInfo Telecommunication Enterprise. KG is popular in Kyrgyzstan as well as in its neighboring territories. It is also fast becoming a famous domain extension worldwide.
Aside from being used as Kyrgyzstan’s two-letter country code, KG is also used as an acronym for other things. KG is an abbreviation for kilogram (unit of measurement), key generation (computing), know god (religion), kindergarten (education), and khabal game (sports).
There is no special process needed to register a .KG domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
Entities connected with Kyrgyzstan
A .kg is the ccTLD (Country Code Top-Level Domain) for Kyrgyzstan. It is also the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Kirgizia, as recommended by International Standards Organization and ISO 4217 standard.
Anyone who wants to have their website on Kyrgyzstan territory or target audience of local users can use a .kg domain name. This applies both to individuals and legal entities. For business entities, a local presence is required.
The official registry for the .kg ccTLD is AsiaInfo Telecommunication Enterprise, a state-owned enterprise. This organization manages the registration of domain names, acting as the central registry for .kg domain names. It also manages the DNS servers for .kg, and is responsible for assigning IP addresses to domain name registrants.
Before you decide on a particular web address with the “.kg” TLD, there are some features that you need to keep in mind when choosing your perfect website title.
First, make sure your site is related to Kyrgyzstan or the target audience of local users.
For example, if you are a traveler and want to create an information website about traveling in Kyrgyzstan (or any other content that relates to this country), then go for .kg domain name. You can even choose to have “.travel” as part of your domain name if you are a travel agency or tourism company targeting Kyrgyzstan users.
On the other hand, if you want to create an online store that sells Kyrgyzstan souvenirs and products, then .com would be better for your site address. You can even add “.kg” to your domain name if you want a shorter and memorable website address.
Another consideration is the targeted audience of local users for your site.
If you are planning to market some products or services globally, then choose .com instead of a ccTLD (.kg), as it will have a wider reach on the Internet.
Some common subdomains for .kg domain are:
travel.kg - if you want to create a website about traveling in Kyrgyzstan or other related content
news.kg - for news websites that have primarily Kyrgyzstan audience
adventure.kg - perfect site address for adventure tour operators and agencies, who plan to target Kyrgyzstan audience
.org.kg - for other organizations which have their primary audience in Kyrgyzstan
.edu.kg - can be used by educational institutions for websites that are relevant to Kyrgyzstan users only Can you register .kg Domain Without Local Presence?
The price of registering a .kg domain name depends on which organization you are going to register with. For example, the AsiaInfo Telecommunication Enterprise charges KGS 2000 ($16) for registration and renewal. You can also choose other providers if their rates suit your budget.
The cost of registration does not include the price of hosting your site, which is required for having a domain name. To host your website on the Kyrgyzstan server you need to contact local ISP providers or web hosts that are located in this country. You can even avail free hosting services from some organizations that offer .kg domains with their free hosting packages.