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Introduced13 October 1989
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryUniversidad Nacional de Ingeniería
SponsorUniversidad Nacional de Ingeniería
Intended useEntities connected with  Nicaragua
Actual usePopular in Nicaragua; co.ni subdomain is being promoted in Northern Ireland with limited success
StructureRegistrations are made at the third level beneath second-level names
Documents.ni Rules (Spanish)[dead link]
Archived 24 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine);
co.ni rules[dead link]
Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
Dispute policiesUDRP
Registry websitenic.ni

.ni is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Nicaragua.

Second level domains[edit]

Registrations are at the third level beneath several second level names. There are also a handful of sites directly at the second level, including the registry site itself at nic.ni.

  • .gob.ni: Nicaraguan government
  • .co.ni, .com.ni: Commercial entities
  • .ac.ni, .edu.ni: Educational institutions
  • .org.ni: Non-governmental organizations
  • .nom.ni: Personal domains of individuals
  • .net.ni: Networks
  • .mil.ni: Military institutions

For political and/or marketing reasons, .ni is also occasionally registered and used by sites based in Northern Ireland, rather than the United Kingdom's official ccTLD, .uk (or Ireland's .ie). The .co.ni subdomain is available for this purpose with the clear understanding that .co.ni is a subdomain of the .ni domain, which is the top level domain name for Nicaragua and as such subject to the terms and conditions of the .ni registry in Nicaragua.[1]


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