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Introduced9 January 1996
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
SponsorAndorra Telecom
Intended useEntities connected with  Andorra
Actual useGets some use in Andorra
Registration restrictionsRegistrations must be pre-approved by Office for State Emblems and Signs, are generally limited to residents of Andorra or Andorran trademark holders with an agent in Andorra, and the number of registrations per person is limited
StructureNames can be registered directly at the second level; third-level registrations under .nom.ad are used for personal sites
Registry websitewww.domini.ad

.ad is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Andorra.[1] It is administered by Andorra Telecom.[2][1]

Because .ad is also an abbreviation for the word advertisement or advert, .ad has also been used in an unconventional manner as a domain hack by some advertising media.


.ad is currently in a transition phase of their registry model and at the same time is relaxing the registration restrictions. Since 22 May 2024 it is a requirement to use an accredited registrar. Before that date, registrants could buy domains directly from the registry, which was discontinued. Starting on 22 October 2024 the current registration restrictions will be changed so that any natural or legal person worldwide can register a domain name under .ad. Additionally, domains are not subject to prior validation anymore and will instead be processed immediately. Registrars outside of Andorra will also be able to accredit themselves starting on this date.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Delegation Record for .AD". IANA. 2 May 2023. Archived from the original on 12 May 2023. Retrieved 25 May 2023.
  2. ^ "NIC". Andorra Telecom. Archived from the original on 25 May 2023. Retrieved 25 May 2023.
  3. ^ Telecom, Andorra. "domini.ad | Vull un .ad". www.domini.ad (in Catalan). Retrieved 3 June 2024.

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