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Domain names and hosting solutions for your Cyprus company

Establishing your business's online presence is crucial for expanding and growing your company globally. It not only offers immense opportunities for business development but also allows your corporate branding and marketing strategies to synergize effectively.

This article will guide you through the primary steps involved in launching your corporate website: domain name registration and selecting a web hosting solution.

Registering a .cy domain name

Registering a domain name with the country code .cy is a straightforward process, but it is limited to natural and legal persons with permanent residence in Cyprus. There are restrictions on the number of domains that can be registered: up to ten per company and one per individual. However, if you're seeking alternative domain options outside of .cy, there is a wide range available at significantly lower costs compared to those in Cyprus. Simply search "buy domain name" on Google to explore these alternatives.

The administration of .cy domains falls under the jurisdiction of the University of Cyprus, following the framework directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and Order K.D.P. 380/2005, published in the Cyprus National Gazette on 5 August 2005.

To register a .cy domain, you need to complete an online domain name request form, which can be found at Along with the registration form, you must submit your company's certificate of incorporation and the certificate of an authorized representative to the University of Cyprus.

The current domain name fee is €20 for a one-year license, €30 for a two-year license or €50 for a five-year license.

Web hosting solutions

Once your business has a domain name, it's essential to consider the hosting options for your corporate website. You have two primary options: setting up your own computer infrastructure (hardware, software, and internet connection) or renting hosting services from a reputable hosting company. While larger corporations often invest in their IT infrastructure to meet specific requirements and gain a competitive advantage, small and medium businesses find it more cost-effective and hassle-free to rent from a hosting company.

Hosting companies, regardless of their location worldwide, provide dedicated space on their servers to host your website files. Even if you have a .cy domain, your website's physical server can be located in England, Canada, Australia, or any other country. Typically, hosting companies offer email account creation and administration tools, along with support for building your corporate website's content. When choosing a hosting provider, prioritize factors such as services, features, customer support, and reputation over the physical location of the server hardware.

Comparatively, hosting in Cyprus costs at least five times more than what hosting companies in Canada and the USA offer. You can search "web hosting services" on Google to explore the vast range of options available. With a hosting company from the USA or Canada, the monthly fee typically ranges from $5 to $7, and in some cases, it can be as low as $3.95.