.aq

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.aq
Introduced 1992
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Swizzle Limited
Sponsor Mott and Associates
Intended use Entities connected with  Antarctica
Actual use Several scientific stations and projects in Antarctica have sites in this domain
Registration restrictions Must have physical presence in Antarctica or be a governmental organization signatory to the Antarctic Treaty
Structure Registrations are taken at second level
Documents Registration form
Dispute policies None
Website None

.aq is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Antarctica. It is reserved for organizations that conduct work in Antarctica or promote the Antarctic and Southern Ocean regions. It is administered by Peter Mott of Mott and Associates of Auckland, New Zealand.

Conventional internet connection can only be accomplished through the use of a satellite connection system or satellite based devices.

The Australian government uses the .aq domain for its official site for the uninhabited Heard Island and McDonald Islands, "heardisland.aq". .hm, the TLD assigned to Heard and McDonald Islands, has instead been transferred to a private registry and opened for general registration.

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