.local domain

Hi there,

I have noticed that there is a .local domain extension, but can’t seem to find anywhere that will allow me to register one.

Does anyone know how I would go about registering a .local domain?

Any suggestions would be great, thanks!

You can’t.

The domain name .local is a special-use domain name reserved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) so that it may not be installed as a top-level domain in the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.local


Thanks, that’s a shame. Would have been really useful.

What are you trying to achieve? Or did you just fancy the tld name?

I wanted to use it for my local community website and also the “local” is part of my website name.