FAQ for domain names in .EC and Ecuador
Is local company in Ecuador required?
No, it is not necessary to have a local company in Ecuador in order to get a .EC domain name registered.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in Ecuador?
No, it is not necessary to have a local administrative contact in Ecuador to register a .EC domain name.
Are trademarks applicable in Ecuador?
Unfortunately, access to .EC domains is not facilitated with either a trademark application or registration in Ecuador or anywhere else.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Registration of .EC IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .EC domains?
Some restrictions apply to the type of domain names available in Ecuador. Please contact us beforehand if you are seeking to apply for a generic type .EC domain.
How long does it take to register a .EC domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 7 days to register a .EC domain in Ecuador. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the Ecuadorian domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .EC domain name can consist of?
Applications for .EC domain names with less than 3 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .EC domain name can consist of?
Applications for .EC domain names with more than 63 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one Ecuadorian domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of Ecuadorian .EC domain names.
Are there other TLDs related to Ecuador available?
Yes, there are other Ecuadorian domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for Ecuador below: