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Introduced 1989
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (Nicaragua)
Sponsor Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (Nicaragua)
Intended use Entities connected with  Nicaragua
Actual use Popular in Nicaragua; co.ni subdomain is being promoted in Northern Ireland with limited success
Structure Registrations are made at the third level beneath second-level names
Documents .ni Rules (Spanish); co.ni rules
Dispute policies UDRP
Registry Website nic.ni

.ni is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Nicaragua.

Second level domains[edit]

Registrations are at the third level beneath several second level names. There are also a handful of sites directly at the second level, including the registry site itself at nic.ni.

  • .gob.ni: Nicaraguan government
  • .co.ni, .com.ni: Commercial entities
  • .ac.ni, .edu.ni: Educational institutions
  • .org.ni: Non-governmental organizations
  • .nom.ni: Personal domains of individuals
  • .net.ni: Networks
  • .mil.ni: Military institutions

For political and/or marketing reasons, .ni is also occasionally registered and used by sites based in Northern Ireland, rather than the United Kingdom's official ccTLD, .uk (or Ireland's .ie). The .co.ni subdomain is available for this purpose with the clear understanding that .co.ni is a subdomain of the .ni domain, which is the top level domain name for Nicaragua and as such subject to the terms and conditions of the .ni registry in Nicaragua.[1]

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