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Introduced 1995
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Information and Communications Technology Authority
Sponsor Information and Communications Technology Authority
Intended use Entities connected with the  Cayman Islands
Actual use Gets some use in Cayman Islands
Registration restrictions None after 2015, anyone can register a domain.
Structure Registrations are made directly at second level, or at third level beneath several second-level names
Documents Policies
Dispute policies UDRP
Registry Website Registry site

.ky is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Cayman Islands. Registration was limited to residents and registered companies in the Cayman Islands with a local address, but this restriction was removed in September 2015. The Cayman Islands also has the international three letter code, CYM, and has won a bid to be awarded the .cym domain[1] in a future expansion of the top level domain space.[2]

In January 2015 the Cayman Islands ICTA announced a partnership with Uniregistry for the operation of the .ky name extension. Uniregistry became the first ICANN accredited registrar to retail .ky names on March 2, 2015.

Second level domains[edit]

Registrations are permitted directly at the second level, or at the third level beneath these names:

  • com.ky
  • org.ky
  • net.ky
  • edu.ky (restricted to educational institutions)
  • gov.ky (restricted to governmental entities)


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