In today’s business world, it is almost compulsory to own a website, which can offer a company the opportunity to address to a larger consumer market. Businesses that choose to present themselves in the online environment have a better chance to be accessed more easily by clients and future partners from various places of the world.
Foreign investors interested in company registration in Spain should know that they can optimize their businesses if they have a website; our company formation agents in Spain can provide you with information on the requirements for opening a website here.
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Spanish domains available for websites
Foreign investors who want to open a website in Spain should know that the country code top-level domain is administered by the Network Administration Center of Spain. All websites registered in Spain are recognized by the .es top-level domain. The Spanish legislation offers the following secondary level domains (which are not compulsory when registering a website):
• .com.es – available for commercial entities;
• .nom.es – available for individuals representing themselves;
• .org.es – available for organizations with noncommercial activities;
• .gob.es – available for governmental entities;
• .edu.es – available for educational entities.
The following video offers a short presentation on how to open a website in Spain:
You can register a website with a certain name, for example “website.es” or “website.com.es”, as long as the name you are interested in is still available.
Register a website in Spain
The Spanish legislation allows you to register a website either through an accredited registrar or through the red.es, an online platform functioning under the supervision of the Spanish government and of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.
The prices for registering a website may vary, according to the domain name you want to purchase or the entity with which you are working with. If you will register though red.es platform, the prices are the following:
• .es domain: EUR 33.38;
• .com.es domain: EUR 14.08;
• .nom.es domain: EUR 14.08;
• .org.es domain: EUR 14.08.
The renewal prices are the same with the ones applied at the registration of the website.
If you are interested in further details related to the registration of a website in Spain, please contact our Spanish company formation agents.