African Domains: Angola (.ao)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Angolan domain type, ie. “ao”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.ao” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
To register .ao domains your future Angolan domain, click here!
Once the domain is registered
All Angolan domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Angolan domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Angolan domain name registrar.
Background.ao is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Angola. It is administered by the college of engineering of the University of Agostinho Neto.
The registry Web site, as of 2006, has not been modified since 2002, and consists of a single page in Portuguese. One of the few links on the page is to a document in Microsoft Word format, in English, which gives registration rules for the domain wich may not be up-to-date; they state that registration by entities outside Angola is to be done only in the .it.ao subdomain. The search engine Google seems to be the unique entity using the subdomain ".it.ao". It also say that registrations are only taken at the third level (when a Google search shows some sites exist at second-level .ao names).
International domain names from BB Online since 1997