A Complete List of Country Code Top-level Domains

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A ccTLD is a country code Top-level Domain, a top-level domain typically reserved for a country. Below is a complete list of country code top-level domains, with the name and the entity displayed next to each other.

For more information, visit Wikipedia’s page on top-level domains.

.ac

Ascension Island

.ad

Andorra

.ae

United Arab Emirates

.af

Afghanistan

.ag

Antigua and Barbuda

.ai

Anguilla

.al

Albania

.am

Armenia

.an

Netherlands Antilles

.ao

Angola

.aq

Antarctica

.ar

Argentina

.as

American Samoa

.at

Austria

.au

Australia

.aw

Aruba

.ax

Åland

.az

Azerbaijan

.ba

Bosnia and Herzegovina

.bb

Barbados

.bd

Bangladesh

.be

Belgium

.bf

Burkina Faso

.bg

Bulgaria

.bh

Bahrain

.bi

Burundi

.bj

Benin

.bm

Bermuda

.bn

Brunei

.bo

Bolivia

.br

Brazil

.bs

Bahamas

.bt

Bhutan

.bv

Bouvet Island

.bw

Botswana

.by

Belarus

.bz

Belize

.ca

Canada

.cc

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

.cd

Democratic Republic of the Congo

.cf

Central African Republic

.cg

Republic of the Congo

.ch

Switzerland

.ci

Côte d’Ivoire

.ck

Cook Islands

.cl

Chile

.cm

Cameroon

.cn

People’s Republic of China

.co

Colombia

.cr

Costa Rica

.cs

Czechoslovakia

.cu

Cuba

.cv

Cape Verde

.cw

Curaçao

.cx

Christmas Island

.cy

Cyprus

.cz

Czech Republic

.dd

East Germany

.de

Germany

.dj

Djibouti

.dk

Denmark

.dm

Dominica

.do

Dominican Republic

.dz

Algeria

.ec

Ecuador

.ee

Estonia

.eg

Egypt

.eh

Western Sahara

.er

Eritrea

.es

Spain

.et

Ethiopia

.eu

European Union

.fi

Finland

.fj

Fiji

.fk

Falkland Islands

.fm

Federated States of Micronesia

.fo

Faroe Islands

.fr

France

.ga

Gabon

.gb

United Kingdom

.gd

Grenada

.ge

Georgia

.gf

French Guiana

.gg

Guernsey

.gh

Ghana

.gi

Gibraltar

.gl

Greenland

.gm

The Gambia

.gn

Guinea

.gp

Guadeloupe

.gq

Equatorial Guinea

.gr

Greece

.gs

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

.gt

Guatemala

.gu

Guam

.gw

Guinea-Bissau

.gy

Guyana

.hk

Hong Kong

.hm

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

.hn

Honduras

.hr

Croatia

.ht

Haiti

.hu

Hungary

.id

Indonesia

.ie

Ireland

.il

Israel

.im

Isle of Man

.in

India

.io

British Indian Ocean Territory

.iq

Iraq

.ir

Iran

.is

Iceland

.it

Italy

.je

Jersey

.jm

Jamaica

.jo

Jordan

.jp

Japan

.ke

Kenya

.kg

Kyrgyzstan

.kh

Cambodia

.ki

Kiribati

.km

Comoros

.kn

Saint Kitts and Nevis

.kp

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

.kr

Republic of Korea

.kw

Kuwait

.ky

Cayman Islands

.kz

Kazakhstan

.la

Laos

.lb

Lebanon

.lc

Saint Lucia

.li

Liechtenstein

.lk

Sri Lanka

.lr

Liberia

.ls

Lesotho

.lt

Lithuania

.lu

Luxembourg

.lv

Latvia

.ly

Libya

.ma

Morocco

.mc

Monaco

.md

Moldova

.me

Montenegro

.mg

Madagascar

.mh

Marshall Islands

.mk

Macedonia

.ml

Mali

.mm

Myanmar

.mn

Mongolia

.mo

Macau

.mp

Northern Mariana Islands

.mq

Martinique

.mr

Mauritania

.ms

Montserrat

.mt

Malta

.mu

Mauritius

.mv

Maldives

.mw

Malawi

.mx

Mexico

.my

Malaysia

.mz

Mozambique

.na

Namibia

.nc

New Caledonia

.ne

Niger

.nf

Norfolk Island

.ng

Nigeria

.ni

Nicaragua

.nl

Netherlands

.no

Norway

.np

Nepal

.nr

Nauru

.nu

Niue

.nz

New Zealand

.om

Oman

.pa

Panama

.pe

Peru

.pf

French Polynesia

.pg

Papua New Guinea

.ph

Philippines

.pk

Pakistan

.pl

Poland

.pm

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

.pn

Pitcairn Islands

.pr

Puerto Rico

.ps

State of Palestine[19]

.pt

Portugal

.pw

Palau

.py

Paraguay

.qa

Qatar

.re

Réunion

.ro

Romania

.rs

Serbia

.ru

Russia

.rw

Rwanda

.sa

Saudi Arabia

.sb

Solomon Islands

.sc

Seychelles

.sd

Sudan

.se

Sweden

.sg

Singapore

.sh

Saint Helena

.si

Slovenia

.sj

Svalbard and

Jan MayenIslands

.sk

Slovakia

.sl

Sierra Leone

.sm

San Marino

.sn

Senegal

.so

Somalia

.sr

Suriname

.ss

South Sudan

.st

São Tomé and Príncipe

.su

Soviet Union

.sv

El Salvador

.sx

Sint Maarten

.sy

Syria

.sz

Swaziland

.tc

Turks and Caicos Islands

.td

Chad

.tf

French Southern and Antarctic Lands

.tg

Togo

.th

Thailand

.tj

Tajikistan

.tk

Tokelau

.tl

East Timor

.tm

Turkmenistan

.tn

Tunisia

.to

Tonga

.tp

East Timor

.tr

Turkey

.tt

Trinidad and Tobago

.tv

Tuvalu

.tw

Taiwan

.tz

Tanzania

.ua

Ukraine

.ug

Uganda

.uk

United Kingdom

.us

United States of America

.uy

Uruguay

.uz

Uzbekistan

.va

Vatican City

.vc

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

.ve

Venezuela

.vg

British Virgin Islands

.vi

United States Virgin Islands

.vn

Vietnam

.vu

Vanuatu

.wf

Wallis and Futuna

.ws

Samoa

.ye

Yemen

.yt

Mayotte

.yu

SFR Yugoslavia

FR Yugoslavia

.za

South Africa

.zm

Zambia

.zw

Zimbabwe

Frequently Asked Questions about Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

What is the significance of country code top-level domains (ccTLDs)?

Country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) are an essential part of the domain name system (DNS). They represent specific geographic locations and are typically used by websites that want to target audiences in a particular country or region. For instance, ‘.us’ is the ccTLD for the United States, ‘.uk’ for the United Kingdom, and ‘.jp’ for Japan. Using a ccTLD can help a website rank higher in local search results, as search engines often prioritize local content for users.

How can I register a ccTLD?

Registering a ccTLD involves a process similar to registering a generic top-level domain (gTLD). You need to find a domain registrar that offers the ccTLD you’re interested in, check the availability of your desired domain name, and then follow the registrar’s instructions to purchase and register the domain. However, some countries have specific requirements for registering their ccTLDs, such as residency or a local presence, so it’s important to check these details before proceeding.

Can I use a ccTLD even if I’m not in the corresponding country?

While it’s possible to register and use a ccTLD even if you’re not located in the corresponding country, it’s not always recommended. Some search engines may prioritize local content for users in that country, which could limit the visibility of your website to international audiences. Additionally, some countries have strict rules about who can register their ccTLDs, often requiring a local presence or residency.

What are the benefits of using a ccTLD for my website?

Using a ccTLD can have several benefits for your website. Firstly, it can help your site rank higher in local search results, as search engines often prioritize local content for users. Secondly, it can make your website appear more trustworthy to local users, as it shows a commitment to the local market. Lastly, a ccTLD can help differentiate your site from competitors, particularly if your business operates in a crowded online space.

Are there any drawbacks to using a ccTLD?

While ccTLDs have many benefits, there are also potential drawbacks to consider. For one, your website might not rank as highly in global search results, as search engines may prioritize local content for users in the country associated with your ccTLD. Additionally, some countries have strict rules about who can register their ccTLDs, which could limit your options if you’re not based in that country.

Can I have multiple ccTLDs for my website?

Yes, it’s possible to have multiple ccTLDs for your website. This can be beneficial if your business operates in several different countries, as it allows you to target each market more effectively. However, managing multiple domains can be complex and time-consuming, so it’s important to consider this before deciding to register multiple ccTLDs.

How does a ccTLD affect SEO?

A ccTLD can have a significant impact on your website’s SEO. Search engines often prioritize local content for users, so using a ccTLD can help your site rank higher in local search results. However, it’s important to note that using a ccTLD won’t guarantee high rankings – you’ll also need to focus on other SEO factors, such as creating high-quality content and optimizing your site for relevant keywords.

Can I transfer my ccTLD to a different registrar?

Yes, most ccTLDs can be transferred to a different registrar. The process for doing this varies between registrars, but it typically involves unlocking the domain, obtaining a transfer code, and then initiating the transfer with the new registrar. However, some ccTLDs have specific transfer policies, so it’s important to check these details before proceeding.

What happens if my ccTLD expires?

If your ccTLD expires, you’ll typically have a grace period during which you can renew the domain at no extra cost. If you don’t renew during this period, the domain may enter a redemption period, during which you can still renew it, but at a higher cost. If the domain isn’t renewed during the redemption period, it will be deleted and made available for anyone to register.

Can I sell my ccTLD?

Yes, it’s generally possible to sell a ccTLD, just like any other domain. The process for doing this typically involves finding a buyer, negotiating a price, and then transferring the domain to the buyer’s registrar. However, some ccTLDs have specific rules about transfers and sales, so it’s important to check these details before proceeding.

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Adam is SitePoint's head of newsletters, who mainly writes Versioning, a daily newsletter covering everything new and interesting in the world of web development. He has a beard and will talk to you about beer and Star Wars, if you let him.

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