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TLD Country Code Reference

Top Level Domain Glossary
2005.02.05 08:51 by Philip
Tags: TLD, domain, DNS, hostname


Internet Domain Extensions

It has been a long time since the TLDs (Top Level Domains) could be counted on one hand, and companies could register their ".com" without concern for other extensions. In the 1980s, out of the seven existing TLDs (.com, .net, .org, .edu, .gov, .mil, .int) there were only three (.com, .net, .org) that could be registered without restriction. When you account for the 240+ ccTLDs (Country Code TLDs) in existence today, and the 7 new generic US TLDs that have been added to the list, it can get really confusing. In today's world, it is hard to know exactly what part of the world you're visiting on the internet... The different country codes below and give a general idea of the country, although they are not necessarily correct. A number of countries export their country-code domain extensions, such as Tuvalu's ".tv" widely being used in the US. Still, the below tables should give you a general idea of the intended use of both "generic" and "country code" TLDs.

Notes:
* Top Level Domains (TLDs) with two letters are referred to as ccTLDs ("country-code" TLDs).  Most TLDs with three or more characters are referred to as gTLDs ("generic" TLDs).
* There is one special TLD, ".arpa" used and administered by ICANN, under the IAB guidance for technical infrastructure purposes.

 

US Based Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs):

.aero Travel
.biz Businesses
.com Commercial
.coop Cooperative
.edu Educational
.gov US Government
.info Informational
.int International Organisations
.mil US Dept of Defense
.name Personal names
.net Networks
.org Organisations
.pro Professionals
.museum  Musesums

 

 

Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) 

A
.ac  Ascension Island 
.ad  Andorra 
.ae  United Arab Emirates 
.af  Afghanistan 
.ag  Antigua and Barbuda 
.ai  Anguilla 
.al  Albania 
.am  Armenia 
.an  Netherlands Antilles 
.ao  Angola 
.aq  Antarctica 
.ar  Argentina 
.as  American Samoa 
.at  Austria 
.au  Australia 
.aw  Aruba 
.az  Azerbaijan 


.ba  Bosnia and Herzegowina 
.bb  Barbados 
.bd  Bangladesh 
.be  Belgium 
.bf  Burkina Faso 
.bg  Bulgaria 
.bh  Bahrain 
.bi  Burundi 
.bj  Benin 
.bm  Bermuda 
.bn  Brunei Darussalam 
.bo  Bolivia 
.br  Brazil 
.bs  Bahamas 
.bt  Bhutan 
.bv  Bouvet Island 
.bw  Botswana 
.by  Belarus 
.bz  Belize

C 
.ca  Canada 
.cc  Cocos (Keeling) Islands 
.cd  Zaire 
.cf  Central African Republic 
.cg  Congo 
.ch  Switzerland 
.ci  Côte d'Ivoire 
.ck  Cook Islands 
.cl  Chile 
.cm  Cameroon 
.cn  China 
.co  Colombia 
.cr  Costa Rica 
.cs  Czechoslovakia (former) 
.cu  Cuba 
.cv  Cape Verde 
.cx  Christmas Island 
.cy  Cyprus 
.cz  Czech Republic


.de  Germany 
.dj  Djibouti 
.dk  Denmark 
.dm  Dominica 
.do  Dominican Republic 
.dz  Algeria


.ec  Ecuador 
.ee  Estonia 
.eg  Egypt 
.eh  Western Sahara 
.er  Eritrea 
.es  Spain 
.et  Ethiopia

F 
.fi  Finland 
.fj  Fiji 
.fk  Falkland Islands 
.fm  Micronesia 
.fo  Faroe Islands 
.fr  France 
.fx  France, Metropolitan 

G
.ga  Gabon 
.gb  United KingdomK 
.gd  Grenada 
.ge  Georgia 
.gf  French Guiana 
.gg  Guernsey 
.gh  Ghana 
.gi  Gibraltar 
.gl  Greenland 
.gm  Gambia 
.gn  Guinea 
.gp  Guadelope 
.gq  Equatorial Guinea 
.gr  Greece 
.gs  Sth Georgia &Sth Sandwich Is.  
.gt  Guatemala 
.gu  Guam 
.gw  Guinea-Bissau 
.gy  Guyana

H 
.hk  Hong Kong 
.hm  Heard and McDonald Islands 
.hn  Honduras 
.hr  Croatia 
.ht  Haiti 
.hu  Hungary

I
.id  Indonesia 
.ie  Ireland 
.il  Israel 
.im  Isle of Man 
.in  India 
.io  British Indian Ocean Terr.
.iq  Iraq 
.ir  Iran 
.is  Iceland 
.it  Italy


.je  Jersey 
.jm  Jamaica 
.jo  Jordan 
.jp  Japan 

K
.ke  Kenya 
.kg  Kyrgystan 
.kh  Cambodia 
.ki  Kiribati 
.km  Comoros 
.kn  Saint Kitts and Nevis 
.kp  Korea, DPR
.kr  Korea, Republic of 
.kw  Kuwait 
.ky  Cayman Islands 
.kz  Kazakhstan  

L 
.la  Lao PDR 
.lb  Lebanon 
.lc  Saint Lucia 
.li  Liechtenstein 
.lk  Sri Lanka
.lr  Liberia 
.ls  Lesotho 
.lt  Lithuania 
.lu  Luxembourg 
.lv  Latvia 
.ly  Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

M 
.ma  Morocco 
.mc  Monaco 
.md  Moldova 
.mg  Madagascar 
.mh  Marshall Islands 
.mk  Macedonia 
.ml  Mali 
.mm  Myanmar 
.mn  Mongolia 
.mo  Macau 
.mp  Northern Mariana Is. 
.mq  Martinique 
.mr  Mauritania 
.ms  Montserrat 
.mt  Malta 
.mu  Mauritius 
.mv  Maldives 
.mw  Malawi 
.mx  Mexico 
.my  Malaysia 
.mz  Mozambique


.na  Namibia 
.nc  New Caledonia 
.ne  Niger 
.nf  Norfolk Island 
.ng  Nigeria 
.ni  Nicaragua 
.nl  The Netherlands 
.no  Norway 
.np  Nepal 
.nr  Nauru 
.nt  Neutral Zone 
.nu  Niue 
.nz  New Zealand

O 
.om  Oman

P 
.pa  Panama 
.pe  Peru 
.pf  French Polynesia 
.pg  Papua New Guinea 
.ph  Philippines 
.pk  Pakistan 
.pl  Poland 
.pm  St. Pierre and Miquelon 
.pn  Pitcairn 
.pr  Puerto Rico 
.pt  Portugal 
.pw  Palau 
.py  Paraguay 

Q
.qa  Qatar

R
.re  Reunion 
.ro  Romania 
.ru  Russia 
.rw  Rwanda

S 
.sa  Saudi Arabia 
.sb  Solomon Islands 
.sc  Seychelles 
.sd  Sudan 
.se  Sweden 
.sg  Singapore 
.sh  St. Helena 
.si  Slovenia 
.sj  Svalbard and Jan Mayen Is. 
.sk  Slovakia 
.sl  Sierra Leone 
.sm  San Marino 
.sn  Senegal 
.so  Somalia 
.sr  Surinam 
.st  Sao Tome and Principe 
.su  USSR (former) 
.sv  El Salvador 
.sy  Syrian Arab Republic 
.sz  Swaziland 

T
.tc  The Turks & Caicos Islands 
.td  Chad 
.tf  French Southern Territories 
.tg  Togo 
.th  Thailand 
.tj  Tajikistan 
.tk  Tokelau 
.tm  Turkmenistan 
.tn  Tunisia 
.to  Tonga 
.tp  East Timor 
.tr  Turkey 
.tt  Trinidad and Tobago 
.tv  Tuvalu 
.tw  Taiwan 
.tz  Tanzania

U 
.ua  Ukraine 
.ug  Uganda 
.uk  United Kingdom 
.um  United States M.O Is. 
.us  United States 
.uy  Uruguay 
.uz  Uzbekistan

V 
.va  Holy See (Vatican) 
.vc  St Vincent & Grenadines 
.ve  Venezuela 
.vg  Virgin Islands British 
.vi  Virgin Islands U.S 
.vn  Vietnam 
.vu  Vanuatu

W 
.wf  Wallis and Futuna Islands 
.ws  Samoa

Y 
.ye  Yemen 
.yt  Mayotte 
.yu  Yugoslavia


.za  South Africa 
.zm  Zambia 
.zr  Zaire 
.zw  Zimbabwe

 

See also:
The IANA Root-Zone ccTLD Index: http://www.iana.org/cctld/cctld-whois.htm
ICANN  Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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