Domain names are a means of businesses and individuals identifying themselves online. Every URL is unique and a domain name forms the bulk of an internet URL, bookended between a www. prefix and a .com, .org, or alternate suffix. The suffix, .er is a country-code top-level domain, registered for Eritrea in the horn of Africa. Country-code top-level domains are usually only available to residents of the country denoted by the domain's suffix. To purchase an .er domain you will have to contact EriTel directly.
Contact EriTel, the telecommunications company responsible for hosting the .er domain name. Call EriTel direct by calling +291 1 200339 or email the U.S. representative responsible for the .er domain, Craig Harmer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ask EriTel for a list of unregistered .er domains. Decide which .er domain you would like to purchase and ask at what price EriTel will sell your desired domain name.
Purchase a .er domain name, either directly from EriTel, or from registrars approved to sell the .er domains. EriTel will have a list of approved registrars. You may have to prove to EriTel or the registrar that you are a citizen of Eritrea.
By registering a country-code top-level domain you have considerably less flexibility than usual. As only a few registrars are licensed to sell the domains, prices are inevitably less competitive.