Afghanistan National Information Center 

AFGIN is responsible for the administration of the.AF domain name space, including the operation of the DNS for the Root-Servers for .AF domains, and registration and maintenance of all .AF domain names. AFGIN is operated under a government organization. AFGIN was established in January 2003 under the IT directorate, to allow internet addressing for the Top-Level Domain.AF, .AF reserved for Afghanistan. Since then, it has managed and maintained the Root- Servers for .AF domain. Product & Services AFNIC provides domain names in the .AF ccTLD (Country code Top Level Domain) namespace. This is includes domain names with .af,,,,,,,, Clients can buy domain names directly here (.af office first floor Ministry of Communication & IT ) or are encouraged to contact our authorized channel partners, and resellers to by .AF domain names and additional services like web hosting.

Our Mission

  1. 1- To provide and equitable, just and competent technical and administrative management of domain name registration for Internet users in Afghanistan.
  2. 2- To run uninterrupted DNS service for Root Servers of .AF
  3. 3- To eliminate any monopoly, bureaucratic or inefficient, or dominance positions in domain registration management of AF domain by passing on the “exclusive franchise” delegation by IANA to local companies.
  4. 4- To delegate the Policy making function for .AF domain names to the Internet users and corporation in Afghanistan
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What is the difference between nic. af (registry), a registrar, a Registrant, and a Web host provider? is the only delegating body (registry) for .af domains in the world. We do not offer any technical services, which means that only the domain name can be registered at does not offer any of the other services you may wish to arrange for a domain, such as e-mail, hosting, installation of the website and other services. Internet service providers are responsible for providing these. An Internet service provider offers technical services, such as setting up e-mail addresses with your domain extension, name servers, web space, etc. There is number of Internet service providers with which has a special cooperation contract for domain administration. These Internet service providers are called registrars or .af partners. They are subject to a certain degree of quality control and can perform transactions automatically. This means that registrars are authorized to make certain changes without being required to submit the domain holder's confirmation, but are also liable for errors. However, being a registrar is not a prerequisite for being able to register .af domains. Many Internet service providers are so-called resellers. Internet service providers who have a contract with one of our .af partners (registrars) and can therefore work via our partner's system are referred to as resellers. Resellers do not appear in the system or in the registrar display, instead, only the registrar with whom the reseller has concluded a contract appears. If there is confusion about the presentation of resellers and registrars in your contractual relationship, please contact your Internet service provider with whom you concluded your contract.


  1. •What is a registry operator?

    • A Registry Operator, also known as Network Information Center (NIC), refers to person(s) or entity (ies) responsible for providing registry services. These services include customer database administration, zone file publication, DNS and DNSSEC operation, marketing, and policy determination.
    • •What is an Internet registrar?

    • A domain name registrar is a company that manages the reservation of Internet domain names. A domain name registrar must be accredited by a generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry or a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registry.
    • •What is a Registrant?

    • Registrant: A registrant is a person or company who registers a domain name. Registrants can manage their domain name's settings through their registrar.
    • •What is Web Host Provider?

    • A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. ... Most hosting companies require that you own your domain in order to host with them.


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Domain Name Registration Policy

Domain Name Registration Policy apply to all domain names administered by AFGNIC, and registrars are required to make their customers aware of them prior to registration of a . AF domain

Any Registrant who wants to register a domain name under.AF must read and agree to the Domain Name Registration Policy.

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