.ga

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.ga
Dotga.png
Introduced1994
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryGabon Telecom
SponsorGabon Telecom
Intended useEntities connected with  Gabon
Actual usetakes place for any organization declared in Gabon. Also popular as a general-purpose domain
Registration restrictionsYes, Unknown
StructureRegistrations are available directly at second level
Dispute policiesUnknown
Registry website[1]

.ga is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Gabon.

History[edit]

Between 1998 and 2004 it was administered by the Office des Postes et Télécommunications de la République Gabonaise and then transferred to Gabon Telecom. Gabon Telecom in 2013 formed a partnership with international domain registrar Freenom to offer registrations of this domain for free.[1] It has quickly become the second most popular domain name offered by Freenom and Safecow, right after .tk[2] which has been free for many years.[citation needed]

Since 2013, the Agence Nationale des Infrastructures Numériques et des Fréquences (ANINF) of Gabon is responsible for the .ga domain.

Non-Conventional Naming[edit]

Some entities are named using these informal conventions:

  • amb-name.ga – embassies
  • ch-name.ga or chu-name.ga – hospitals
  • ot-name.ga – tourism offices
  • univ-name.ga – universities
  • cci-name.ga – companies house
  • mairie-name.ga – city halls

Second-Level Domain Names[3][edit]

  • .md.ga – Trademark
  • .Presse.ga – Press
  • .gouv.ga or .go.ga – Government
  • .org.ga or .or.ga – International organizations
  • .com.ga or .co.ga – Commercial organizations
  • .edu.ga, .ed.ga, ac.ga, or univ.ga – Schools, universities, academies
  • .net.ga – Network related organizations
  • .Aéroport.ga – Airports
  • .int≤.ga – International organizations

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Free and paid domains". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Dot TK - Find a new FREE domain" (PDF).
  3. ^ "My GA - Gabon". Retrieved 19 September 2016.

External links[edit]