The geographic TLDs have formed in 2017 an interest group that is member of the Registry Stakeholder Group (RySG) at ICANN. The GeoTLD Group AISBL is an international non-for-profit membership association resident in Belgium. It represents and promotes the interests of organizations operating a generic top-level domain which denominates a geographic name, geographic identifier or geographic origin (so-called GeoTLD) with the purpose of serving the respective place, language and culture on the internet.
- .corsica (the French island of Corsica)
- .quebec (Quebec, Canada)
- .αθήνα (Athens, Greece)
- .berlin (city of Berlin, Germany)
- .wien (city of Vienna, Austria)
- .bcn (city of Barcelona)
- .bzh (Breton community)
- .cym (Wales (Cymru); awarded to the Cayman Islands)
- .cymru (Wales (Cymru))
- .wales (Wales)
- .eus (Basque language))
- .gal (Galician language)
- .lat (Latin America)
- .saarland (the German state of Saarland)
- .africa (African and Pan African communities)
- .scot (Scots community)
- .vlaanderen (Flanders, Belgium)
- .上海 (Shanghai)
- .ln and .le - Currently being sold by Dennis Hope's "Lunar Embassy Commission" alongside .lunar, .moon, .venus, .mars, .jupiter, .saturn, .uranus, .neptune, .pluto, .space. People who purchase novelty deeds for outer space property from him are also given free domains. None of these TLDs are supported by the root servers and it is unlikely they will be in the future (Although, with the ICANN decision to allow registration of custom gTLDs, it becomes possible).
- .toronto (Toronto)
On June 13, 2012 ICANN
has revealed nearly 2,000 applications for new top-level domains, which are expected to go live throughout 2014 after thorough examination.
Many of these are geographic, including:
Internationalized country codes
An internationalized country code
is similar to a GeoTLD, with two differences: it is a domain used exclusively for a sovereign state. The other difference is that an internationalized country code is considered a ccTLD
and not a GeoTLD. More free geographic ccTLD have been applied for and will be active in 2013.
- ^ "Discover Why .London Is A Perfect Fit For Your Business". Dot London. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
- ^ "Promoting local digital Identities for Cities, Regions, Languages and Cultures on the Internet". GeoTLD Group AISBL. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
- ^ ".BZH - L'extension internet de la Bretagne". .BZH - L'extension internet de la Bretagne. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
- ^ "Help Wales Profit from the Next Major Change to the Internet..." dotCYM. Cedwir pob hawl. 2008. Archived from the original on December 13, 2016.
- ^ ".eus the Basque language and culture on the Internet". PuntuEus Elkartea. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011.
- ^ ".gal Asociación". Asociación PuntoGal (in Galician). 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
- ^ GmbH, dotSaarland. "dotSaarland GmbH - Das kleinste Internet Deutschlands - nic.saarland". nic.saarland. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
- ^ "Registry for .be, .brussels and .vlaanderen". www.dnsbelgium.be. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
- ^ Hope, David. "The Lunar Embassy". Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
- ^ Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings Archived June 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- ^ "ICANN New gTLD Application". gtldresult.icann.org. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
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