.KZ refers to the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Kazakhstan. It was introduced in 1994 and was intended for entities affiliated with this country. Registry is managed by KazNIC and registration is non-restricted.
There is no special process needed to register a .KZ domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
A .kz domain name is the domain extension for Kazakhstan. It's part of ICANN's top-level country-code TLD (ccTLD) list, making it easy to remember and recognize worldwide.
The domain name is under the regulatory authority of KAZNIC, the country-code Top-Level Domain Registry.
Who can register a .kz domain name?
Anybody or any legal entity with an address in Kazakhstan may register a .kz domain name. Please note that registration is not possible for foreign citizens without permanent residence status who are currently residing outside the Kazakh territory.
How do I get a .kz domain name?
You can register a new .kz domain through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) accredited registrars or directly from KAZNIC. The registration duration is one year only, but you may renew your registered name at any time during its validity.
What are the common Second-level .kz domains?
Some of the most popular second-level domains (SLDs) available for registration with KAZNIC include:
.com.kz – This extension is intended for commercial organizations and individuals
.org.kz – This extension is intended for non-commercial organizations, educational institutions and other NGOs
.edu.kz – This extension is intended for educational institutions only; it's the most popular SLD in Kazakhstan
.net.kz - This SLD is intended for network infrastructure providers, telecom operators and ISPs
.gov.kz – This extension is meant for government agencies only; the domain name should end with “museum” (for museums), “bank” (for banks) or “org” (others).
.mil.kz - this extension is meant for military organizations only
What documents do I need to register a .kz domain name?
The required documents for the registration of a .kz domain are as follows:
Identity document, which confirms your personal data (Kazakhstan citizens) or proof of authority/power of attorney from the legal representative(s) if it's not you.
Power-of-attorney from the registrant, if you are not the actual owner of a domain
Registration form available at our website and duly filled in and signed by an authorized person.
Which .kz domain is best for developers?
The most popular second-level domains (SLDs) among developers include:
.com.kz – This is popular with developers because of its flexibility
.org.kz – Another popular choice for developers, this extension is available to any individual or organization that's not-for-profit
.edu.kz – This is a popular choice for students and developers because it's easy to remember
How much does a .kz domain cost?
.com.kz - The price of registration starts from $60 per year, depending on the registrar you choose
Other Second-level Domains:
The prices of other popular SLDs start from $15 per year for the basic registration
.kz – This domain costs just $33 per year
.com - The price of this extension starts from $65 per year
How long does it take to register a .kz domain name?
The registration process of a .kz domain name takes up to 30 days. It's possible that the registration period may be extended, depending on your selected registrar and/or their current workloads.
If you're not sure how long it will take, we recommend you to register your .kz domain name at least two months before its expiry date.
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