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HOW TO BUY .af DOMAIN or .af Domain Registration

.af domain registration

Afghanistan’s name in Cyber Space or the Internet is .AF (Dot AF), which is the Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for Afghanistan. Afghanistan Network Information Center (AFGNIC) was incorporated on 1st January 2003, to carry out .AF ccTLD domain name registration and management, and to undertake operation of the domain name system. AFGNIC manages and administers .AF Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) in a fair and neutral manner.

The .af domain is the most commonly used second-level domain used for organizations or Ngo’s operating in Afghanistan.

There are two ways to register your .af domain name:

  1. direct with AFGNIC Afghanistan Network Information Center (the governing authority of the .af domain extension)
  2. via a AfgNic Member (ie. hewadict.com)

The registration fees for an .af domain name cover a period of one or up 5 years (regardless of where you registered the domain). This means your registration payment gives usage rights over the domain name for 1 year. A renewal fee is payable for each subsequent 1-year period.

.af Domain Names

The domain name that you wish to apply under .af. Then select the appropriate domain name option (New, Modify, Delete). Ensure that the domain name entered is valid as describe in .af policy document 
The registrants also have the choice to register second level domains (SLDs) under .af domain e.g hewadict.af

Who can apply for which .af domain names?

  • .gov.af for government agencies
  • .com.af for commercial entities
  • .org.af for non commercial organizations
  • .net.af for network providers
  • .edu.af for educational institutions

.af Domains Pricing

ExtensionRegistration Fee Per YearTransfer

.af Domain Registration requirments

The .af domain registrant is requested to present the below documents upon registering.af domain name. Valid Business License, National Identity Card( Tazkira) or Passport , Valid Organization License or the organization should be validated by the government of Afghanistan.
a) After the registrar completes the .af domain registration process and pays the registration fees, the .af domain DNS authority grants an exclusive license to the licensee to use the.af domain name in the application.

b) The license is valid for one year and is renewable as long as the registration fee has been settled.

c) The license is not transferable unless the domain name is transferred with the business assets of the licensee. The license for a domain name that is on hold cannot be transferred, with exception for the appointment of a new registrar as described in article 6, b, second paragraph.

d) In case the registrant decides not to use the domain name, it is the responsibility of the registrant to let the office of .af know via email so the office of .af can remove the domain name from the system.

e) The .af domain DNS authority may terminate the license if the licensee breaches any of the terms and conditions of the.af domain name registration, including non-payment of the license fee by the licensee’s registrar. In case of a breach of the terms and conditions, the .af DNS authority can send a reminder by e-mail to both the registrar and the licensee informing them that the license will be terminated if the breach is not remedied within 14 days.

To register .af domain through hewadict.com please kindly get in touch with us we will make this all process within 10 minutes.

Can i Use Linux web hosting for my already registered domain name from other registrar?

Yes of course you can place an online order for already registered domain name. You can select the third option while ordering Choose a domain “I will use my existing domain and update my nameservers”
And you can host all domain extensions available in the market like .af, .com.af, .net.af, .org.af, .edu.af, .hotel, .tech, .website etc.
to register a new domain please click here

How do I transfer my domain to Hewad ICT?


Before initiating the transfer of a non-AF domain (e.g. .COM / .NET / .ORG) you will need to ensure that it has been unlocked by your current provider. Please check with them if you are unsure.

Domain Transfer Pricing

Our domain pricing can be found here…


.Af Transfers

.af transfers are provided at charge of 12$, as no ‘renewal’ is required as part of the transfer process when sufficient time is left on the domain. However, if the domain is ‘due’ for renewal, then a renewal charge for the due years will be applied during the checkout.

Non-.af domains are chargeable, and are also renewed as part of the transfer process. 

For a full list of domain prices, click here…


Transfer Domains to Hewad ICT

  1. Visit https://hewadict.com/billing
  2. If you are logged in, go to Domains -> Transfer Domains to Us (if you are a new customer, its Store -> Transfer Domains to Us)
  3. Enter the domain you wish to transfer

|| If you are transferring a domain, such as .com, .net etc, then you will need to enter your EPP / Authorisation code which you will need to obtain from the current registrar.

  1. Proceed through the checkout to initiate the transfer.

Non-AF Transfers

  1. After you have placed the Transfer Order, the Registrant Contact for the domain name will receive an e-mail from Hewad ICT for the Transfer Authorization process, which needs to be approved within 5 days.


If the Registrant Contact does not approve the Transfer within 5 days, it is assumed that the Registrant Contact does not wish for the Transfer to complete and the Order is deleted / cancelled in our system automatically.  

To Transfer your .af domain name to Hewad ICT, you need to only provide your Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code. Once we get confirmation from the Registry that the Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code is accurate, the domain name is instantly transferred without the need of receiving additional confirmation from the Registrant / Administrative Contact, via email

  1. After clicking the approval link in the Transfer Authorization email, the Registrant Contact needs to provide the Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code (if this wasn’t entered in the original transfer order)

3. Once the mail has been approved by the Registrant Contact and the Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code submitted, the Current Registrar will be notified regarding the transfer.

  1. The Current Registrar will send an e-mail to the Registrant Contact of the concerned domain name to confirm that they wish to Transfer their domain name. If the Transfer is not denied by either the Registrant Contact or the Current Registrar, the domain name will be transferred to your account with Hewad ICT in the next 5 days.