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Introduced 1995
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Network Information Center - Côte d'Ivoire
Sponsor Institut National Polytechnique Felix Houphouet Boigny
Intended use Entities connected with  Ivory Coast
Actual use Gets some use in Cote d'Ivoire
Registration restrictions Name must match official name of company, organization, or trademark
Structure Registrations are made directly at the second level, or at third level beneath some second-level labels
Documents Charte de nommage
Website nic.ci

.ci is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Côte d'Ivoire.[1]

Unconventional Naming[edit]

In most situation, specific registrations are done using a second level domain name. Côte d'Ivoire also makes use of a special convention with an introductory name such as chu- instead of the second level domain name.

  • Embassies: amb-name.ci
  • Hospitals: chu-name.ci
  • Tourism Offices: ot-name.ci
  • Universities: univ-name.ci
  • Companies House: cci-name.ci
  • City Halls: mairie-name.ci

Secondary Level Names[edit]

The following are the existing second level names. The registration services offer to add more if necessary.

  • .org.ci, or.ci -- International Organization
  • .com.ci, co.ci -- Commercial Organization, Business
  • .edu.ci, ed.ci, ac.ci -- Education, schools, universities, academies
  • .net.ci -- Network related businesses
  • .go.ci[2] -- Governmental organizations
  • int.ci -- International organizations


  1. ^ IANA .ci whois information
  2. ^ The government of Côte d'Ivoire uses http://www.gouv.ci/

External links[edit]