.ua

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.ua
ua ccTLD
Introduced December 1, 1992
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Hostmaster Ltd.
Sponsor Communication Systems
Intended use Entities connected with  Ukraine
Actual use Popular in Ukraine
Structure Registrations have been at third level beneath second-level labels (generic and geographic), but there appear to be some direct second-level registrations for trademark holders
Documents Policy documents
Website .ua NIC
DNSSEC Yes

.ua is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Ukraine.

History[edit]

  • December 1, 1992 - Registered in root zone
  • April 13, 2012 - DNSSEC enabled in root zone

2nd level domains[edit]

To remove the risk of cyber squatting, registration of second-level domains directly below .ua is restricted to owners of registered trade marks, who may register a domain name similar to that of the trade mark in question. However you can register third-level domains beneath some of the following:

  • com.ua - paid, commercial organisations, one of the most popular
  • edu.ua - free, available only to proved educational organisations.
  • gov.ua - free, available only to governmental organisations
  • net.ua - paid, network service providers
  • in.ua - paid, domains for individuals
  • at.ua - paid, domains for individuals
  • pp.ua - free, domains for individuals
  • org.ua - paid, other organisations (non-commercial), individuals

There are also second-level domains which are region-specific. These are less popular than the above list (making domain names more available) but they are sometimes restricted to organisations exclusively from within the region.

See also[edit]

  • .укр, a second top domain for Ukraine, active from 2013, which has domains with Cyrillic characters.

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