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TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryNetwork Information Center - Côte d'Ivoire
SponsorInstitut National Polytechnique Felix Houphouet Boigny
Intended useEntities connected with  Ivory Coast
Actual useGets some use in Cote d'Ivoire
Registered domains9,158 (July 25,2017).ci registry
Registration restrictionsName must match official name of company, organization, or trademark
StructureRegistrations are made directly at the second level, or at third level beneath some second-level labels
DocumentsCharte de nommage
Registry Websitenic.ci

.ci is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Côte d'Ivoire.[1]

Domain names[edit]

In most situations, specific registrations are done using a second level domain name. Côte d'Ivoire also makes use of a special convention with an introductory name such as chu- instead of the second level domain name.

  • Embassies: amb-name.ci
  • Hospitals: chu-name.ci
  • Tourism Offices: ot-name.ci
  • Universities: univ-name.ci
  • Companies House: cci-name.ci
  • City Halls: mairie-name.ci

Secondary level domains[edit]

The following are the existing second level names. The registration services offer to add more if necessary.

  • .org.ci, or.ci – International Organization
  • .com.ci, co.ci – Commercial Organization, Business
  • .edu.ci, ed.ci, ac.ci – Education, schools, universities, academies
  • .net.ci – Network related businesses
  • .go.ci[2] – Governmental organizations
  • int.ci – International organizations


  1. ^ IANA .ci whois information
  2. ^ The government of Côte d'Ivoire uses http://www.gouv.ci/

External links[edit]