.kr

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.kr
Introduced 1986
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry KISA
Sponsor KISA
Intended use Entities connected with
 South Korea
Actual use Popular in South Korea
Registration restrictions Registrants must have a local presence within South Korea; varying restrictions exist for registration under different second-level names
Structure Registrations are only allowed at the third level beneath second-level domains (.co.kr, .or.kr, ...) for standard domain names while internationalized domain names have to registered at the second level.
Documents Policies
Website kisa.or.kr
.한국
Introduced 2011
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active

.kr is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Korea (Republic of Korea). Registrations are processed via registration agents.

From September 2006, it became possible to register domain names directly under .kr (although this is currently only possible for internationalized domain names). Trademark holders and public bodies benefited from an "early registration period", after which the owners of .kr third-level domains had priority to get the corresponding second-level domains.

1. Sunrise I (September 18–November 20, 2006)

  • Governmental Bodies only

2. Sunrise II (November 21–February 27, 2007)

  • A holder of 3rd level .kr domain
  • The registered 3rd level domain and the 3rd level domain should be registered before March 13, 2006
  • The full name of registered trademark using same alphabetical order

3. Landrush (March 28–April 11, 2007)

  • Anyone or any business entity who has an address in the territory

4.General Registration (from April 19. 2007)

  • First-come first-served basis

In 2011 a new top-level domain was registered for South Korea, intended for domain names in the local language. The top-level domain is .한국 Domain names and working sites became active during 2011.

Domains and Subdomains[edit]

Domains and Subdomains Areas Registration qualifications
.kr Commercial Organizations or individuals
co.kr Commercial
ne.kr Network
or.kr Non-commercial
re.kr Research
pe.kr Personal Individuals
go.kr Government Administration, Legislation and Judicature
mil.kr Military Military organizations
ac.kr Colleges or universities Colleges or universities
hs.kr High schools High schools
ms.kr Middle schools Middle schools
es.kr Elementary schools Elementary schools
sc.kr Schools Other education organizations
kg.kr Kindergartens Kindergartens
seoul.kr Seoul Organizations or individuals that have a connection with the relevant areas
busan.kr Busan
daegu.kr Daegu
incheon.kr Incheon
gwangju.kr Gwangju
daejeon.kr Daejeon
ulsan.kr Ulsan
gyeonggi.kr Gyeonggi-do
gangwon.kr Gangwon-do
chungbuk.kr Chungcheongbuk-do
chungnam.kr Chungcheongnam-do
jeonbuk.kr Jeollabuk-do
jeonnam.kr Jeollanam-do
gyeongbuk.kr Gyeongsangbuk-do
gyeongnam.kr Gyeongsangnam-do
jeju.kr Jeju-do
한글.kr unlimited Organizations or individuals
.한국 Commercial

Defunct Domains and Subdomains[edit]

Domains and Subdomains Areas Reasons for cessation
pusan.kr Busan Revision of the Korean romanization
taegu.kr Daegu
inchon.kr Incheon
kwangju.kr Gwangju
taejon.kr Daejeon
kyonggi.kr Gyeonggi-do
kangwon.kr Gangwon-do
chonbuk.kr Jeollabuk-do
chonnam.kr Jeollanam-do
kyongbuk.kr Gyeongsangbuk-do
kyongnam.kr Gyeongsangnam-do
cheju.kr Jeju-do
nm.kr Network Changed to the ne.kr

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