From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Introduced12 December 1994
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
Intended useEntities connected with  Gabon
Actual useSees some use in Gabon and relatively rare use as a general-purpose domain
Registration restrictionsMust have presence in Gabon or justify any other direct or indirect link with Gabon. Geographical names and names associated with public/government entities prohibited.
StructureRegistrations are available directly at second level
DocumentsNaming Charter (French)
Policies (French)
Dispute policiesUDRP
Registry websitemon.ga

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


Logo in use under Freenom

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]

Since 2013, the Agence Nationale des Infrastructures Numériques et des Fréquences (ANINF) of Gabon is responsible for the .ga domain.[2]

In 2023, ANINF terminated their contract with Freenom because it found Freenom's service unsatisfactory. ANINF stated that upwards of seven million .ga domains would be deleted, as "the previous operator has not provided the data that concern them."[3] The migration was carried out from 4 June to 7 June 2023. With this migration, free domain registration was removed.[4]

The technical operation is handled by AFNIC and domains are sold through accredited registrars.[3]

Denial of Registration to Kim Dotcom[edit]

Kim Dotcom attempted to use me.ga as an alternative domain for the Megaupload service. It was suspended by Communications Minister Blaise Louembe who stated "Gabon cannot serve as a platform or screen for committing acts aimed at violating copyrights, nor be used by unscrupulous people."[5]

Second-level domain names[edit]

Second-level domain names that end in .ga are:[6]

  • .gouv.ga – government
  • .co.ga – commercial organizations
  • .edu.ga, univ.ga – schools, universities, academies


  1. ^ "Free and paid domains". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Report on the Redelegation of the .GA domain representing Gabon to Agence Nationale des Infrastructures Numériques et des Fréquences". www.iana.org. Retrieved 2023-06-20.
  3. ^ a b ".ga domain names soon to return to Gabonese management" (PDF). 30 May 2023. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  4. ^ "Migration of the .ga top-level domain". www.mon.ga. Retrieved 2023-06-20.
  5. ^ "Gabon to suspend new Megaupload site". phys.org. Retrieved 2022-11-03.
  6. ^ ".ga naming charter" (PDF). Retrieved 2023-06-20.

External links[edit]