|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Status||Active (discontinued from 31 July 2015 and succeeded by .cw and .sx)|
|Registry||University of The Netherlands Antilles|
|Sponsor||University of The Netherlands Antilles|
|Intended use||Entities connected with the former Netherlands Antilles|
|Actual use||Gets some use in the former Netherlands Antilles|
|Registration restrictions||Registrations must correspond to name or trademark of registrant; proof of identity must be shown on registration|
|Structure||Registrations taken at second level and also at third level beneath some second-level labels|
.an is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the former Netherlands Antilles. It is administered by the University of the Netherlands Antilles. As the Netherlands Antilles have been dissolved in 2010, the domain is being phased out. As of November 2010 the .an domain remained live with over 800 domains registered under .an, including secondary levels. On 31 July 2015, use of the domain will be discontinued.
Second level domain
Including google.com.an and youtube.com.an (both delegations to Google's nameservers), yahoo.com.an (delegated to Yahoo's nameservers but no A record for yahoo.com.an or www.yahoo.com.an), and visa.com.an (delegation to ultradns.net's nameservers). With the deletion of AN from the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 register the ISO codes CW (Curaçao), SX (Sint Maarten) and BQ (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), the ccTLDs .cw, .sx and .bq have been designated (although the latter one is not in use).
On 31 December 2013, a start would have been made to remove .an domain names from the databases and systems. On 31 October 2014, the .an domain is planned to be removed from the DNS root server.
- ".an". IANA. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
- "Internetextensie .AN per 31 juli definitief uit de lucht". versgeperst.com. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- "AN Zone File". Robert Baskerville's ccTLD analysis data. 2008-01-02. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
- "Registering .CW Domains". University of Curaçao. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
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