.ga

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.ga
Dotga.png
Introduced 1994
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Gabon Telecom
Sponsor Gabon Telecom
Intended use Entities connected with  Gabon
Actual use takes place for any organization declared in Gabon
Registration restrictions Yes, Unknown[1]
Structure Registrations are available directly at second level
Dispute policies Unknown
Website [1]

.ga is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Gabon. 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. It has quickly become the second most popular domain name offered by Freenom, behind .TK which has been free for many years. 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 a non-conventional system as follows:

  • 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[2][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, or ac.ga -- Schools, universities, academies
  • .net.ga -- Network related organizations
  • .Aéroport.ga -- Airports
  • .int.ga -- International organizations

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Source: http://www.nic.ga/charte.php
  2. ^ Source: http://www.nic.ga/charte.php