.gg

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.gg
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Introduced September 1996; 21 years ago (1996-09)
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Island Networks
Sponsor Island Networks
Intended use Entities connected with  Guernsey
Actual use Popular in Guernsey and eSports websites
Registration restrictions None
Structure Registrations are directly at second level or under second level generic categories
Documents Registry policy
Dispute policies LDRP
Registry Website Island Networks

.gg is the country code top-level domain for the crown dependency of Guernsey, including the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou and Lihou (plus several uninhabited islands and islets). The domain is administered by Island Networks, who also administer the .je domain for neighbouring territory Jersey.

In 2003, a Google Search website was made available for Guernsey, which used the .gg domain. The search engine DuckDuckGo uses the domain ddg.gg as a redirect to their main website, duckduckgo.com.[1][2]

Multiple video game and eSports websites use this domain, mainly because "gg" is commonly used in multiplayer video games (especially competitive ones) as an abbreviation for phrase "Good game", usually said at the end of a match.[3][4] For example, the VoIP application Discord, commonly used with multiplayer games, uses the domain discord.gg as a redirect to their main website, discordapp.com, as well as for Discord server invite links.

Second-level domains[edit]

Names have been registered principally directly at second level, however the following legacy sub-domain are still open for registration:

  • .co.gg – commercial/personal domains
  • .net.ggInternet service providers and commercial
  • .org.gg – organizations (free to local good causes)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "DuckDuckGo official forums". DuckDuckGo. 22 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Roberts, Nigel (August 2016). ".GG and .JE celebrate two decades of service to the local community". channelisles.net. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ ".gg Domain Names - Gandi.net". Gandi. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "IANA - .gg Domain Delegation Data". Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Retrieved September 12, 2016.