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.lc
Introduced 1991
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NIC.LC
Sponsor University of Puerto Rico
Intended use Residents in  Saint Lucia and international use, particular companies structured as LLCs or PLCs
Actual use International including from LLC and PLC
Registration restrictions None[1]
Structure Registrations are made directly at second level, or at third level beneath several second-level names
Documents nic.lc
Dispute policies nic.lc
Website nic.lc
DNSSEC yes

.lc is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Saint Lucia, sponsored by the University of Puerto Rico and created on September 3, 1991.[2] The registry is operated by Afilias and markets towards companies structured as LCs, LLCs or PLCs due to the possibility of a domain hack, such as CompanyName.L.LC (companyname.l.lc uses the open SLD l.lc) and supposedly better names.[3][4]

Second and third level domains[edit]

Registrations take place directly at the second level or at one of the following third level domains. There are a number of registrars, but .gov.lc and .edu.lc can only be registered at the NIC.[5]

  • .co.lc
  • .com.lc
  • .org.lc
  • .net.lc
  • .l.lc
  • .p.lc
  • .gov.lc
  • .edu.lc

Accredited registrars[edit]

  • MarkMonitor
  • NetNames
  • CSC Corporate Domains
  • Ascio Technologies
  • IP Mirror
  • Dominiando.it
  • InterNetX
  • Register IT Spa
  • KeySystems Gmbh
  • AB NameISP
  • Variomedia

There are a number of others not listed, found at nic.lc.[6]

Rules[edit]

All domains must be between 1 to 63 characters long, excluding the TLD. In addition, domains may not contain anything other than letters, numbers, and a hyphen. .lc does not support internationalized domain names, and domain names may not start or end with a hyphen. Domain names considered offensive by the registry may not be registered.[5][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nic.lc/rules.htm
  2. ^ "IANA — .lc Domain Delegation Data". www.iana.org. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Welcome! | Afilias Global Registry Services". afilias-grs.info. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  4. ^ "Nic LC". www.nic.lc. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  5. ^ a b ".LC (Saint Lucia) | Afilias Global Registry Services". afilias-grs.info. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Nic LC Accredited Registrars". www.nic.lc. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  7. ^ <detain@interserver.net>, Joe Huss. ".lc TLD Information". www.interserver.net. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 

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