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IntroducedAugust 31, 1995
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryVirgin Islands Public Telecommunication System
SponsorVirgin Islands Public Telecommunication System
Intended useEntities connected with  United States Virgin Islands
Actual useUsed in U.S. Virgin Islands
Registration restrictionsAvailable worldwide but less expensive for Virgin Islands residents
StructureRegistrations are available directly at second level or at third level below second-level names
Dispute policiesNone; advises use of UDRP
Registry websitenic.vi

.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.[1]

The only restriction for registration is that the domain has at least 2 active nameservers.[2]

Third level registrations are available in .co.vi, .org.vi, .com.vi and .net.vi.[1] There are no further restrictions in these zones.[2]


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.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Pricing – nic.VI". Retrieved 2023-03-08.
  2. ^ a b "Domain Rules – nic.VI". Retrieved 2023-03-08.

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