A .wf is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Wallis and Futuna Islands.
As per ICANN, the management of wf domain names are delegated to AFNIC - Agence Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, which acts as the official registry of all .wf ccTLDs.
Why use a .wf domain extension?
A .wf domain name is typically used to target people of Wallis and Futuna Islands. As well, it can be used by companies based in Wallis and Futuna Islands but targeting customers worldwide.
A .wf is the new extension for all web-based services and software applications.
It helps to prevent cybersquatting, enables effective international brand protection, ensures global interoperability of messaging systems, simplifies the process of managing your website with one login on any social media or eCommerce platform.
Can you register .wf Domain Without Local Presence?
Yes, you can register a .wf domain name if you are not based in the Wallis and Futuna Islands.
You can use second-level domain names that are open for registration.
What documents do you need to register .wf Domain Name?
In addition to your domain name, some registrars require official documentation as part of the online application process before they will register a domain name.
Your .wf domain name will be activated and ready for use within minutes after the completion of the online registration form and validation process.
The domain name registration authority requires a copy of your Identification Card. In addition, authorization from the applicant's bank is also required if the application is being paid by credit card.
For example, it is unacceptable for someone from the US to try getting wfdomainname.com without having some sort of presence here.
You must provide the following documents in order to register a .wf domain name:
- A copy of your company's establishment charter.
- Your company's trade registry extract, if available.
Your documents will be checked for compliance against wf eligibility rules.
What are the common second-level .wf domains?
Most common second-level domains in .wf: ".pro", "blog", "corp", "email", "info", "net", "org"
Common uses of .wf second-level domains include brand protection, personal web projects, community sites, blogs, eCommerce sites, social networking, business websites, freelancers.
In Wallis and Futuna Islands, a second-level domain is used that represents the following:
Domain names generally follow the standard naming convention of organization.wf for organizations and individual.wf for individuals.
The most common domain names under a .wf TLD include:
.com.wf - Commercial organisations, businesses, and companies.
.gov.wf - Government departments, public sector organisations, and agencies at federal, state, provincial, regional, local levels in Wallis and Futuna Islands.
.net.wf - Network operators that provide network services to other organisations beyond the scope of providing Internet access or selling space on servers for web hosting.
.org.wf - Non-profit organisations, NGOs, clubs, and societies including professional associations, academic institutions, scientific organisations, and unions.
What are the registration restrictions for a .wf domain name?
There are no additional restrictions apart from the usual registrant verification process that applies to all ccTLD.
You must provide the following:
- A copy of the identification card.
- Your bank authorization and registration.
- The required fee to complete the domain name registration.
A .wf domain name will be activated and ready for use within minutes after the completion of the online registration form and validation process.
To find out if a domain name is available, you can use our web check-in service. It provides real-time domain name availability checking for .wf names.
You can also enter the desired domain name in the search box on this page and find out if the TLD is available or not. The system checks all top-level domains (TLDs) for availability.
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