Why choose a .kr domain?
.kr is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Republic of Korea, also known as South Korea. South Korea also has another domain extension .한국. in Korean characters. .kr is only allowed for use by individuals, businesses, and organizations with a postal address in South Korea.
.kr facts, stats & history
.kr has been in use since September 2006. As of March 2021, there are more than 1 million registrations of the .kr domain extension, and about 20,000 registrations of the .한국 domain extension. Various businesses and organizations use the .kr ccTLD, such as commercial enterprises, schools, government, military, individuals, and more.
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Is .kr right for you?
The .kr domain extension is an excellent choice for people, businesses, or organizations with an address based in South Korea, or internationalized websites localizing in Korean. You can also use a "domain hack" with .kr if your site name ends in "kr."
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A .kr domain name can be used for a wide variety of website types, such as an online store, electronics business, automotive website, telecommunications site, transportation company, personal website, skincare brand, or other businesses and individuals based in South Korea.
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FAQ - Learn more about .kr domains
.kr is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) commonly used in South Korea. It’s one of two domain extensions used in South Korea, the second being .한국, which is used less frequently.
A .kr domain extension is a great choice for individuals, organizations, and businesses based in South Korea looking to reach locals in their country.
Anyone with a mailing address in South Korea can register a .kr domain name. However, sometimes people outside of South Korea will register one as a "domain hack," if their business or website name ends with the letters "kr."
Yes, you can buy your branded .kr domain names through Shopify.
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