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How to register .lk domain name

December 7, 2010 in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Domain Names, Sri Lanka Internet

If you are planning to start a business or website in Sri Lanka it is vital to register the .lk domain name ( Sri Lankan domain name) .  It is no difference to registering other domain names. However, there are some information that you need to know before you decide the domain name and register it. It will allow you to smoothly obtain the .lk domain name without any rejections or problems.

Who can register .lk domain name?

Sri Lankan or non Sri Lankan can register .lk domain name without a problem.  It is not compulsory to have a local address or local business address to start the domain registration.  However, there is a price difference. If you are a Sri Lankan CAT2 domain name package will cost your around $30.00 for .lk domain while for non Sri Lankan it will cost arounf $45.00.

How can you check the domain availability?

http://www.nic.lk is the best place to check the domain name availability. If it is not available it will show who it belongs to. However, they won’t reveal any contact details like whois search results.

What are CAT1, CAT2, CAT3, CAT4 and CAT5?

If you are a first timer it will be bit confusing as you have to select one category before you register a domain name. It is nothing but domain name packages available.

CAT 1 – Full Domain Package Top level domain including the following Second-Level Domains.com.lk, .org.lk, edu.lk

CAT2 – Top Level Domain Only E.g: domain.lk

CAT3 – Second Level Domains Excluding the Domains coming under CAT4 or CAT5 E.g: domain.com.lk, domian.hotel.lk etc.

CAT4 – Two Letter Domain Names & special names E.g: tv.lk And Numeric Names (2-7 digits) E.g: 1234567.lk including the following Second-Level Domains .com.lk, .org.lk, .hotel.lk, .assn.lk, .ltd.lk, .web.lk, .soc.lk, .grp.lk

CAT5 – Three Letter Domain Names & desirable names E.g: sun.lk & Numeric Names (8-10 digits) E.g: 1234567890.lk including the following Second-Level Domains .com.lk, .org.lk, .hotel.lk, .assn.lk, .ltd.lk, .web.lk, .soc.lk, .grp.lk

I would recommend you to start with CAT2 domain name unless you have a special requirement to use domains such as .edu.lk or hotel.lk.

Is that possible to do bulk register .lk domains?
Yes, you can do a bulk .lk domain registration. However, there won’t be any discounts apply.

Is there any limitation to number of .lk domain names that one person or single company can own?
There is no such limit. You can register as many as domain you want. As online business is booming in Sri Lanka it would be useful to obtain domain names that would have potential value in the near future.

Can we register domain names for longer period of time (5 years – 10 years)?
Yes, you can register domain names for 1 year, 2 years, 5 years and 10 years and if you do there are discounts.

After registering .lk domain can we continue renewing it? Or is there any terms and conditions that
You can renew as long as you need them.

Do someone send you an alerts when the domains are about to expire?
Yes, most of the domain registration agents contact you 30 days before the expiry date. Mainly because there is no online portal at the movement where you can make these changes.

Are there any restricted .lk domain names that you can not register?
Yes. You cannot register any domain name containing Sri Lanka. But you can register any combination of word with lanka.  For more information about the policy of registering .lk domain wisit here.