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.ge
The Georgian Domain Name Registry
Introduced1992
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryCaucasus Online
SponsorCaucasus Online
Intended useEntities connected with  Georgia
Actual usePopular in Georgia
Registration restrictionsLimited to persons and companies located in Georgia; third-level registrations have various restrictions depending on which second-level name they are within
StructureRegistrations are available directly at second level as well as at third level beneath some second-level domains
DocumentsRules and conditions
Registry WebsiteThe Georgian Domain Name Registry
.გე
The Georgian Domain Name Registry
IntroducedJanuary 20, 2016 (Publicly - July 20, 2016)
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
Intended useEntities connected with Georgia, domain names preferably using the Georgian Mkhedruli script
Registry Websitexn--lodaehvb5cdik4g.xn--node

.ge is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Georgia.

.ge top-level domain names are available for registration for residents of Georgia (unlimited) or for foreign companies via representation of any local legal person (limited to one domain name per registrant).[1] Second-level domain names are also available for registration for several specific types of registrants:[2]

  • .com.ge - only for commercial organizations
  • .edu.ge - only for educational institutions
  • .school.ge - only for schools
  • .gov.ge - only for governmental organizations
  • .org.ge - only for non-governmental organizations
  • .mil.ge - only for state military organizations (discontinued domain zone, mil.ge domain registered to Ministry)
  • .net.ge - only for network provider or network project organizations
  • .pvt.ge - only for private persons

History[edit]

.ge was delegated to Georgian ISP SaNet in 1992. In 2006 Caucasus Online has been formed after merger of 3 companies (including SaNet) and became sponsor of .ge.[3] Registration service was initially provided by non-profit organization Internet Development Group - Georgia, but after introduction of Caucasus Online it exclusively consolidated both administrative and registrar roles.
.gov.ge was delegated to LEPL Smart Logic in 2014.

.გე[edit]

In 2011 a new top-level domain name was registered for Georgia, intended for domain names in the local language. The top-level domain is .გე, which are the Georgian letters gani and eni, representing G and E rather than an abbreviation of a native word. It became active with active web sites in 2016.

Starting January 20, 2016, Georgia registered .გე top-level domains using Georgian Mkhedruli script. At first, the process started for reservation of governmental and commercial TLDs but after 6 months from start date, registration of IDN ccTLDs became available to the general public.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article 1.9 of Rules and Conditions for GE Domain Names Registration (Recent Georgian version has some updates not causing this article)
  2. ^ Article 1.1 of Rules and Conditions for GE Domain Names Registration (Recent Georgian version has some updates not causing this article) "Rules and Conditions for GE Domain Names Registration" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-03-14. Retrieved 2006-06-11.
  3. ^ Article by Civil.ge
  4. ^ Press release of Georgian National Committee of Communications (Georgian)

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