IANA-managed Reserved Domains
Certain domains are set aside, and nominally registered to “IANA”, for specific policy or technical purposes.
As described in RFC 2606
and RFC 6761
, a number of domains such as example.com
are maintained for documentation purposes. These domains may be used as illustrative examples in documents without prior coordination with us. They are not available for registration or transfer.
Test IDN top-level domains
These domains were temporarily delegated by IANA for the IDN Evaluation
being conducted by ICANN
Han (Simplified variant)
Han (Traditional variant)
Greek, Modern (1453-)
Hangul (Hangŭl, Hangeul)
We act as both the registrant and registrar for a select number of domains which have been reserved under policy grounds. These exclusions are typically indicated in either technical standards (RFC documents), or contractual limitations
Domains which are described as registered to IANA or ICANN on policy grounds are not available for registration or transfer, with the exception of
domains. These domains are available for release by the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Secretariat.
Other Special-Use Domains