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|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||Omadhina Internet Services (cc)|
|Sponsor||Namibian Network Information Centre (cc) (NA-NiC)|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Namibia|
|Actual use||Fairly popular in Namibia|
|Structure||Registrations are taken at the second level and at the third level beneath various second-level labels|
|Dispute policies||Dispute policy; CoCCA dispute policy|
|Website||NA-NiC; Omadhina (Registry Operator)|
.NA was established on 8 May 1991. The ccTLD manager is NA-NiC (Namibian Network Information Centre). The Namibian Parliament passed a Communications Act in 2009 containing various provisions regarding the ccTLD; however as of the beginning of 2015 these had not yet entered into force.
Registrations are available at both the second level or at the third level beneath various names that include some apparently redundant choices (e.g., both .co.na and .com.na for commercial entities).
Domain registration costs
Domain registration prices to the end-user are now set by registrars in competition with each other. Wholesale prices (the cost to the registrars) depend on the level at which a registration is made (i.e. whether at second-level or a third-level registration) and also whether the registrant is domestic or foreign. The second-level is considered 'premium', so the cheapest domains would be a registration by a local organisation at third-level (such as the NamNumbers telephone directoryt at TELECOM.COM.NA whilst the highest prices are paid by non-Namibian entities registering at the second-level (such as BRITISHCOUNCIL.NA)
On occasion, it has been suggested that .NA may have some unofficial use as meaning North America but there is little or no evidence for this. NA-NiC is a member of CoCCA and uses their Dispute Resolution.
- Request for Comments on the IANA Functions
- IANA .na whois information
- .na ccTLD Manager Web Site
- .na Registry/domain registration website
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