What character restrictions apply to a domain name?

Most domain names have a minimum of 3 and a maximum 63 characters. A domain name may contain numbers (0-9), letters (a-z) or dashes (-). However, it may not:

* Begin or end with a dash (-).

* Contain special characters, such as ! @# $ % & ? ~ : _ ( )

* Have a dash (-) in the third and/or fourth positions.

Some countries may request the domain applicant to provide an identification number, or certain documents to complete the registration. For specific requirements, please refer to our website on the Domain Names section. Alternatively, you will be notified by our support email if the applied domain is restricted.

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