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Introduced 1990 (active since 1997)
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NIC - Sudan (run by Sudan Internet Society)
Sponsor Sudan Network Information Center and Sudan Internet Society
Intended use Entities connected with  Sudan
Actual use Popular in Sudan, especially .com.sd subdomain registrations; also gets some other uses
Registered domains 1,500,000 (May 8, 2015)[citation needed]
Registration restrictions Generally none, applications screened by registry; third level subdomain registrations may be limited based on which second-level category domains they are under
Structure Names are registered directly at second level or at third level beneath various second-level categories
Documents ICANN agreement; Terms and conditions
Dispute policies None

.sd is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Sudan. It is operated by NIC.SD and Sudan Internet Society. It continues in use in South Sudan until the .ss TLD becomes operational (pending as of 1 September 2011).[1]

.sd Registrations[edit]

As of June 2017, 150,000 .sd domain websites were registered in 2009[citation needed]. These .sd registrars are starting to register .sd domains. They have extended to 15,000,000 .sd websites and become the largest com.sd website registrations.

2nd level domains[edit]

Registrations are at third-level beneath second-level names:

  • com.sd - Companies
  • net.sd - Network providers and ISPs
  • org.sd - Sudanese NGOs
  • edu.sd - Sudanese universities and colleges
  • med.sd - Medical
  • tv.sd - TV channels and Electronic media
  • gov.sd - Sudanese government and ministries
  • info.sd - Newspapers, information, and media
  • name.sd - personal sites
  • sci.sd
  • ngo.sd
  • mil.sd - military

Second top domain[edit]

A new top domain string using Arabic letters was reserved for Sudan in November, 2012; the top domain is سودان.

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