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.th
THNIC
Introduced 1988
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry THNIC
Sponsor THNIC
Intended use Entities connected with  Thailand
Registered domains 64,316 (June 6, 2013)[1]
Registration restrictions Varying restrictions based on which second-level name registration is within
Structure Registrations are at third level beneath various categories
Website THNIC
DNSSEC yes

.th is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Thailand.

It is administered by T.H.NIC Co., Ltd. (THNIC), the corporate entity of Thai Network Information Center Foundation.

Registration[edit]

Registration of a .co.th domain name is a complicated procedure, for this reason most Thailand websites prefer to use a .com name. In order to register a .co.th domain name the registrar in Thailand requires copies of company documents in the same name as the required domain name, so for example if you required acme.co.th you would need to have a registered company called Acme Co., Ltd.

A company can only register a single .co.th domain with the company name or initial name of company, and/or one .co.th domain name per trademark.[2]

Second level domains[edit]

THNIC admits .th registration only third-level domain under seven groups of predefined second-level domains:[3]

For English domain names For Thai domain names[4] Eligible applicant
.ac.th .ศึกษา.ไทย Academic
.co.th .ธุรกิจ.ไทย Commercial
.go.th .รัฐบาล.ไทย Governmental
.mi.th .ทหาร.ไทย Military
.or.th .องค์กร.ไทย Non-profit organizations
.net.th .เน็ต.ไทย Internet provider
.in.th .ไทย Individuals, companies or organizations

Second top domain[edit]

.ไทย
Introduced 2010
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry THNIC
Sponsor THNIC
Intended use Thailand Entities connected with Thailand
Actual use secondary domain name
Registered domains 15,520 (June 6, 2013)[1]
DNS name .xn--o3cw4h
Website THNIC
DNSSEC yes

In 2010 a new top domain was registered and introduced for Thailand, intended for domain names in the local language. This top domain is .ไทย. As of 2011, thousands of sites with this domain are active.[5]

It appears that the Thai second-level .ไทย domains are assigned directly to sites with English .in.th domain names.[4] Another groups of .th domains must use third-level .ไทย domains, as in the table above.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "เผยโดเมน '.th' ทะลุ 6 หมื่นชื่อ-ภาคธุรกิจใช้กว่าครึ่ง". Thai Rath (in Thai). 6 June 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "นโยบายการให้บริการชื่อโดเมน .th และ .ไทย (ฉบับปรับปรุงปี 2556)". THNIC. THNIC. 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Policy of .th and .ไทย service" (PDF). THNIC Foundation. Thai Network Information Center Foundation. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b ""ดอทไทย" โดเมนเลือดไทย กรรมสิทธิ์เฉพาะคนไทย". Thai Rath (in Thai). 18 January 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "site:.ไทย". Google. Google. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 

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