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|Introduced||August 31, 1995|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||Virgin Islands Public Telecommunication System|
|Sponsor||Virgin Islands Public Telecommunication System|
|Intended use||Entities connected with United States Virgin Islands|
|Actual use||Used in U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Registration restrictions||Available worldwide but less expensive for Virgin Islands residents|
|Structure||Registrations are available directly at second level or at third level below second-level names|
|Dispute policies||None; advises use of UDRP|
.vi is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Registration is available in .vi or one of its second-level TLDs. Current prices are $75 for registration for residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and $300 for foreign registrants. The second-level TLDs cost $75 or $200 respectively. There are premium domain names with different prices. Renewal fees are significantly lower and there is also a price for most contact or nameserver updates.
The only restriction for registration is that the domain has at least 2 active nameservers.
Third level registrations are available in .co.vi, .org.vi, .com.vi and .net.vi. There are no further restrictions in these zones.
Domains can be bought directly from the registry or from official registrars. The registry does not publish a list of official registrars.
A domain transfer between registrars is possible via Auth-Code.
Second level domains (of more than 2 characters) were only allowed for Virgin Island companies or residents until 2014, when COBEX allowed foreign entities to register .vi domains.
- Internet in the United States Virgin Islands
- Internet in the United States
- .vg – ccTLD for neighboring British Virgin Islands
- .us – ccTLD for the United States
- ^ a b c "Pricing – nic.VI". Retrieved 2023-03-08.
- ^ a b "Domain Rules – nic.VI". Retrieved 2023-03-08.