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.cf

In today's world, .cf has gained unprecedented relevance. Whether due to its impact on society, history, culture or everyday life, .cf has become a topic of constant interest and debate. Over the years, it has evolved and left an indelible mark on the development of humanity. In this article, we will explore the different aspects and facets of .cf, analyzing its importance and influence in various areas. From its origin to its contemporary relevance, we will dive into a detailed analysis to better understand the role .cf plays in our lives and the world at large.

.cf
Introduced24 April 1996
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryCentral African Society of Telecommunications (SOCATEL)
SponsorCentral African Society of Telecommunications (SOCATEL)
Intended useEntities connected with  Central African Republic
Actual useGets a small amount of use, mostly outside the Central African Republic
Registration restrictionsYes, for free domains only
StructureRegistrations are directly at second level
DocumentsRegistration Agreement (free domains)
Registration Agreement (paid domains)
Dispute policiesUDRP (paid domains only)
Registry websitewww.dot.cf

.cf is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Central African Republic. It is administered by the Central African Society of Telecommunications.

Dot CF, also known as Dot CrossFire, is an initiative of the Societe Centrafricaine de Telecommunications (SOCATEL, headquartered in Bangui) in partnership with Freenom (previously known as Freedom Registry).

The domain was made available for registration free of charge on Freenom's website, regardless of whether the individual who registers the domain has any connection with the Central African Republic. Exceptions include "high value" domain names, which include trademark domain names for most Fortune 500 companies, and common dictionary terms. Potentially valuable domains which are fewer than 4 characters were also marked "High Value". The same applies to other domains offered via Freenom, such as .tk and .ml.

The .cf registry allows the creation of emoji domain names.

Following Freenom's lawsuit with Meta and its settlement in 2024, it is unclear who will take up registration of the domain, as Freenom announced it would be exiting the domain business.

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