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The domain extension .hu is the country-specific top-level domain from Hungary. It was introduced in 1990 and is administered by the Association of Hungarian Internet Service Providers.
At the beginning only Hungarian persons and companies could register such a domain. Exceptions were made for foreigners only if the persons or companies had a permanent residence in Hungary. However, in 2005 these stricter rules were abolished and since then any normal person or company can register a Hungarian domain regardless of their location.
Hungary is called a so-called landlocked country, which means a country that has no direct access to the sea. The country has about 9.8 million inhabitants, of which about 3.3 million live in the capital Budapest.
The country is known for its delicious salami and tasty peppers, but the country also has a lot to offer in cultural terms. The city of Budapest offers a unique cityscape thanks to its incomparable architecture and an interesting history.
Of course this makes the country attractive for tourists as well, so it might be worthwhile to register a .hu domain. This not only gives you a better ranking in Hungarian search engines, but also shows your customers that you can easily book a trip to Hungary on this site.
In total, the .hu domain has 0.6 million registrations worldwide, making it one of the most popular top-level domains. It is suitable for a versatile field of application. Not only touristic activities can be realized with the .hu domain. It is also suitable for many other purposes, such as an online shop that focuses on Hungarian specialties and food.
Within the borders of Hungary, the country-specific top-level domain is used for almost all purposes. Predominantly by state institutions such as schools, universities or government offices. But also many private persons use the .hu for their private purposes without pursuing a business or governmental interest.
.hu domains can be ordered by companies and individuals. Please note that the registration of domains from the pornographic area is not possible.hu domain registration requires the following proof or data:- If you register .hu domains for companies (legal form mandatory) with headquarters within Europe (except Belarus and Vatican City), the VAT number is required (please store this data in your portfolio under My Data) with headquarters outside Europe: if a trademark or patent valid in Hungary is required (please provide us with a copy of your trademark or patent), a copy of your trademark or patent registration is required (please provide us with a copy of your trademark or patent registration). If you register .hu domains for private persons residing within Europe (except Belarus and Vatican City): the ID number, as well as the type of ID (passport, driving licence) is required (please send us this information by e-mail) If you are residing outside Europe: a trademark or patent valid in Hungary is required (please send us a copy of your trademark or patent certificate)Due to the strict guidelines of the Hungarian registry, our trustee is automatically registered as the administrative contact. We offer this service without additional costs. The complete rights of use remain of course with you, please note our trust agreement, or alternatively, you can choose the ending .co.hu - a special business ending under .hu - which is particularly interesting for search engine optimization.
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