Dot CF

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Industry: Internet
Headquarters: Rue guerillot

Bangui BP 939

Country: Central African Republic

Dot CF is the registry for the ccTLD .cf, for the Central African Republic. It is an initiative of the Societe Centrafricaine de Telecommunications, also known as SOCATEL.[1] It is an unrestricted domain, and any legal entity, whether ICANN-accredited or not, can apply to become a CF domain reseller, whether located in or outside of the country.[2]

The organization aims to increase the use of internet in the country, by giving away the majority of its domains for free.[1]

Dot CF and SOCATEL use the infrastructure and expertise of Freedom Registry to run the CF domain.

.cf Launch Rollout

Despite the fact that Dot CF aims to give away most of its domain names for free, they also launched in three phases in 2015, so as to apply good practices in trademark and IP protection:[1]

  • May 1 to May 31: registration of CF domains for trademark owners.
  • June 1 to August 31: registration of CF paid domains for everyone, on a first come, first served basis.
  • September 1: general availability of CF free domains.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 About Dot CF,
  2. FAQ,