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TLD typeProposed top-level domain
SponsorNIC México, eCOM-LAC
Intended useLatin American communities
Actual useLatin American communities
Registration restrictionsNone

.lat is an Internet generic top-level domain (gTLD) for Latin American communities and users wherever they may reside. The Latinoamericanos, Univision, Univisión and logo 1990 to 2012

NIC México (Manager of the .mx ccTLD) along with eCOM-LAC (Federation of Latin-America and the Caribbean for the Internet and Electronic Commerce) were appointed official sponsors for this campaign. The full proposal was originally supposed to be presented to ICANN during 2008 [1] but was later to be presented by mid-2011.[2]

There were initial communications that presented the idea of this new top-level domain as a regional one[3] but further news detailed the community orientation of the proposal [4]

Other names that were being considered are .latin and .latino. Similar proposals had already been approved like the Asian gTLD (.asia) and the European Union's ccTLD (.eu).

It was approved in 2015.[5]


  1. ^ "NIC Mexico - July 10, 2007". Archived from the original on August 23, 2007. Retrieved July 20, 2007.
  2. ^ ICANN Site for New gTLDs
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Proponen la creación del dominio de Internet ".lat", Emol.com, 27 June 2007
  4. ^ "NIC Mexico - Nov 15, 2007". Archived from the original on 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  5. ^ ".lat - ICANNWiki". icannwiki.org. Retrieved 2018-05-28.