|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||SWITCH Teleinformatics Services|
|Sponsor||University of Liechtenstein|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Liechtenstein|
|Actual use||Popular in Liechtenstein; gets some other uses|
|Structure||Registrations are made directly at second level|
.li is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Liechtenstein. The .li TLD was created in 1993. The domain is sponsored and administered by the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Registration of .li domain names used to be managed by SWITCH, administrator of Switzerland's .ch ccTLD. In February 2013, SWITCH discontinued its .li registration service for private customers, delegating it to a number of recognized partner firms.
Domain hacks and vanity usage
In Russian, -li is a verbal ending of past tense plural form. That is why some Russian-oriented sites use it as a part of the site name with the verbal stem before the dot.
The surname Li is popular among the Chinese. Many register .li domains to represent their last name in personal domains.
- IANA .li whois information
- "The registration of new domain names ending in .li and the administration of existing domain names ending in .li is now only possible via the 60 or so Partners recognised by SWITCH." Information page for .li domain names. Henning Steier, Switch wehrt sich gegen Vorwürfe von Hostpoint, NZZ, 9 January 2013.
- IDN - Domain Names with Accents and Umlauts
- Solnik, Claude (2010-05-05), "Companies stake out .li territory online" (opening snippet), libn.com, Long Island Business News, retrieved 2013-03-15(registration required)