.ky

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.ky
ICTA
Introduced1995
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryInformation and Communications Technology Authority
SponsorInformation and Communications Technology Authority
Intended useEntities connected with the  Cayman Islands
Actual useGets some use in Cayman Islands
Registration restrictionsNone after 2015, anyone can register a domain.
StructureRegistrations are made directly at second level, or at third level beneath several second-level names
DocumentsPolicies
Dispute policiesUDRP
Registry WebsiteRegistry 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wales loses to Cayman Islands in battle for .cym domain". BBC. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  2. ^ New gTLDs — Frequently Asked Questions – ICANN, June 2011

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