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Introduced 1990
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry LK Domain Registry

LK Domain Registry

intendeduse=Entities connected with  Sri Lanka
Actual use Popular in Sri Lanka
Registration restrictions Registrants must provide clear justification for registering particular name; some third-level names restricted by category
Structure Registrations are made directly at the second level, or at the third level beneath second-level names
Documents Policy
Website www.nic.lk

.lk is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Sri Lanka. Foreign companies who do not have a local presence can only reserve their top-level and corresponding open second-level domains (either through the LK Domain Registry or agents). In order to register and use a name they must have a contact address in Sri Lanka (which may be obtained through an agent or law firm).

Second-level domains[edit]

Registrations are taken at the second level and also at the third level beneath various categorized second level names. A second-level registration automatically blocks the name from registration by anybody else under any of the third-level names.

These second-level names are available for registrations within them:

Restricted registration:

  • .gov.lk: Governmental Departments of Sri Lanka (Automatically reserves name at second level and under all other second level names)
  • .sch.lk: Registered Schools in Sri Lanka
  • .net.lk: Licensed Internet Service Providers in Sri Lanka
  • .int.lk: International Treaty Organizations

Open registration:

  • .com.lk: Commercial entities
  • .org.lk: Noncommercial Organizations
  • .edu.lk: Educational sites
  • .ngo.lk: Non-governmental Organizations
  • .soc.lk: Registered Societies
  • .web.lk: Web Sites
  • .ltd.lk: Limited Liability Companies
  • .assn.lk: Associations
  • .grp.lk: Groups of Companies
  • .hotel.lk: Hotels

Internationalized top-level domains[edit]

In September 2010 two new top-level domains were introduced for Sri Lanka.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]