.ug

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.ug
Uganda Online
Introduced1995
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryUganda Online
SponsorUganda Online
Intended useEntities connected with  Uganda
Actual useGets some use in Uganda
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureRegistrations may be made at second level or at third level beneath various second level labels
DocumentsTerms and conditions
Dispute policiesUDRP
DNSSECyes
Registry WebsiteUganda Online registry

.ug is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Uganda. It is currently managed by Infinity computers and communication company (i3C) on behalf of Uganda online.

Second-level domains[edit]

Registrations were traditionally made under these second-level subdomains:

  • .co.ug – Commercial entities
  • .ac.ug – Educational Institution offering Diplomas, Degrees and higher Academic awards
  • .sc.ug – Primary, secondary and lower educational branches
  • .go.ug – Government Agencies and independent authorities under government
  • .ne.ug – Network providers or special equipment for network provision
  • .or.ug – Non Governmental Institutions
  • .org.ug – Non Governmental Institutions
  • .com.ug – Commercial entities
  • .med.ug – Medical entities or health institutions
  • .ngo.ug – Alternative Country Level Domain for Non Governmental Organizations in Uganda
  • .law.ug – Legal Firms and Practitioners in Uganda
  • .ltd.ug – Alternative Country Level Domain for commercial companies and business entities in Uganda
  • .inc.ug – Alternative Country Level Domain for commercial companies and business entities in Uganda[1]

However, registrations are now being taken directly at the second level. You can search for whois information of .ug domains from whois.co.ug. Domains start from as low as $14 for non-commercial domains to as much as $29 for commercial .co.ug domains. Registration of the domains can be done at registry.co.ug. There are roughly 10,000 .ug domains as of 2018 (citation needed).

Disputes over Administration[edit]

In 2014, Ugandan Members of Parliament called for an investigation after a revelation that a private firm, Infinity Computers and Communication Company, owns Uganda’s Internet domain. During a Finance Committee the MPs pressed ICT minister John Nasasira to explain how a private company, i3c, formerly, known as Computer Frontiers, came to own the country’s domain name, a glitch that could endanger national security.[2]

The MPs resolved to contact the registrar of companies to furnish them with the details of the proprietors of i3c and asked the minister to explain the circumstances under which the company took over the domain.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Guide to Uganda's UG Domain Name - Free Web Hosting Uganda ®". Free Web Hosting Uganda ®. 2018-07-03. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  2. ^ Yasin, Mugerwa (August 27, 2014). "A private firm owns Uganda's Internet domain name – MPs call for Investigation". Daily Monitor. Archived from the original on August 27, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "A private firm owns Uganda's Internet domain name - MPs call for Investigation - Free Web Hosting Uganda ®". Free Web Hosting Uganda ®. 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2018-08-28.

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