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.ge
The Georgian Domain Name Registry
Introduced1992
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryCaucasus Online
SponsorCaucasus Online
Intended useUnlimited
Actual usePopular in Georgia
Registration restrictions.GE is unlimited to persons and companies located worldwide;
StructureRegistrations are available directly at second level as well as at third level beneath some second-level domains
DocumentsRules and conditions
Registry websiteThe Georgian Domain Name Registry
.გე
The Georgian Domain Name Registry
IntroducedJanuary 20, 2016 (Publicly - July 20, 2016)
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
Intended useEntities connected with Georgia, domain names preferably using the Georgian Mkhedruli script
Registry websitexn--lodaehvb5cdik4g.xn--node

.ge is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Georgia. .ge top-level domain names are available for direct registration for individuals and companies worldwide, without any restriction on citizenship or residence. Second-level domain names are also available for registration for several specific types of registrants:[1]

  • .com.ge – only for commercial organizations
  • .edu.ge – only for educational institutions
  • .school.ge – only for schools
  • .gov.ge – only for governmental organizations
  • .org.ge – only for non-governmental organizations
  • .mil.ge – only for state military organizations (discontinued domain zone, mil.ge domain registered to Ministry)
  • .net.ge – only for network provider or network project organizations
  • .pvt.ge – only for private persons

History[edit]

.ge was delegated to Georgian ISP SaNet in 1992. In 2006 Caucasus Online has been formed after merger of 3 companies (including SaNet) and became sponsor of .ge.[2] Registration service was initially provided by non-profit organization Internet Development Group - Georgia, but after introduction of Caucasus Online it exclusively consolidated both administrative and registrar roles. .gov.ge was delegated to LEPL Smart Logic in 2014.

.გე[edit]

In 2011, a new top-level domain name was registered for Georgia, intended for domain names in the local language. The top-level domain is .გე, which are the Georgian letters gani and eni, representing G and E rather than an abbreviation of a native word. It became active with active web sites in 2016.

Starting January 20, 2016, Georgia registered .გე top-level domains using Georgian Mkhedruli script. At first, the process started for reservation of governmental and commercial TLDs but after 6 months from start date, registration of IDN ccTLDs became available to the general public.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ".GE Domain Registration and Administration Rules" (PDF).
  2. ^ "British Fund Buys 10% Stake in Caucasus Online". 2008-02-11. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  3. ^ "Press release of Georgian National Committee of Communications (Georgian)". Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2016-01-22.

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