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.nf
Introduced1996
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryNorfolk Island Internet Registry
SponsorNorfolk Island Data Services
Intended useEntities connected with  Norfolk Island
Actual useGets some use related to Norfolk Island
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureRegistrations are taken directly at second level or at third level beneath some second-level labels
Registry Websitewww.nic.nf

.nf is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Norfolk Island. While there is no rule requiring a local presence to register domains in this TLD, the pricing is significantly higher than most other domains, which has discouraged its use. Although registrations at the second level are the most expensive, they are still more common than third-level registrations, and most names in use are for sites relating to Norfolk Island.

Second-level domains[edit]

These second-level domains are available for third-level registrations, with no restriction on who can register them. .com.nf and .net.nf parallel the .com and .net TLDs, while some of the others appear to be based on proposed new TLDs from the late 1990s which were never implemented (other than the eventual use of .info).

  • .com.nf
  • .net.nf
  • .arts.nf
  • .store.nf
  • .web.nf

Norfolk Island Data Services has also reserved:

  • .firm.nf
  • .info.nf
  • .other.nf
  • .per.nf
  • .rec.nf

.co.nf misconception[edit]

A .co.nf second-level domain exists which is commonly misinterpreted as the real commercial second-level domain for the island. The domain is run by a web-hosting provider called biz.nf.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Register a Free domain at .CO.NF and enjoy Free web hosting!". www.biz.nf. Archived from the original on 16 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.