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.ki is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Kiribati.                                                                                                            .ki
From the early 1990s to the early 2000s the domain was managed on behalf of the Republic of Kiribati by an                                                Introduced 1995
Australian ISP, Connect.com.au with the Forum Fisheries Agency, based in Honiara, Solomon Islands as
                                                                                                                                                          TLD type     Country code top-level domain
original sponsor, then transferred to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development of Kiribati and
                                                                                                                                                          Status       Active
finally to the Ministry of Communications, Transport, and Tourism Development. In 2002 direct management of
the ccTLD was transferred to Telecom Services Kiribati Limited. This initial set up was done by Franck Martin.                                            Registry     Telecommunications Authority of
                                                                                                                                                                       Kiribati
As of 2007, the registry is being handled by the Telecommunications Authority of Kiribati using a system of
multiple registrars similar to that used by gTLDs; however, few sites are actively using .ki domains. Because of                                          Sponsor      Ministry of Communications,
the location of Kiribati and limited Internet connection, it is not uncommon for a website in Kiribati, such as a                                                      Transport, and Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                       Development
government website, to be very slow or inaccessible, however a lot of .ki sites are hosted outside Kiribati.
                                                                                                                                                          Intended     Entities connected with
                                                                                                                                                          use
Second-level domains                                                                                                                                                    Kiribati

                                                                                                                                                          Actual use Little used
Domains can be registered directly under .ki, or at the third level beneath com.ki, biz.ki, net.ki, info.ki, org.ki,
                                                                                                                                                          Structure    Registrations are directly at
gov.ki, edu.ki, mob.ki, and tel.ki. The fee for a second-level domain is A$1,000, whilst all others with the
                                                                                                                                                                       second level or at third level
exception of edu.ki, which costs A$50, are A$150. edu.ki and gov.ki and reserved for their respective entities in                                                      beneath second-level labels
Kiribati, such as The University of the South Pacific, Kiribati Centre.
                                                                                                                                                          Website      NIC.ki
The registrant of de.ki offers free redirected subdomains beneath this address to the German-speaking market,
and this accounts for a large number of the current uses of .ki on the Web.

External links
      IANA .ki whois information
      Kiribati NIC
      Telecom Services Kiribati Limited
      Domain information at Telecommunications Authority of Kiribati

  V   · T· E·                                                                               Country code top-level domains
                                                                                                         ISO 3166-1

   A .ac .ad .ae .af .ag .ai .al .am .ao .aq .ar .as .at .au .aw .ax .az B .ba .bb .bd .be .bf .bg .bh .bi .bj .bm .bn .bo .br .bs .bt .bw .by .bz C .ca .cc .cd .cf .cg .ch .ci .ck .cl .cm .cn .co .cr
  .cu .cv .cw .cx .cy .cz D .de .dj .dk .dm .do .dz E .ec .ee .eg .er .es .et .eu F .fi .fj .fk .fm .fo .fr G .ga .gd .ge .gf .gg .gh .gi .gl .gm .gn .gp .gq .gr .gs .gt .gu .gw .gy H .hk .hm .hn
 .hr .ht .hu I .id .ie .il .im .in .io .iq .ir .is .it J .je .jm .jo .jp K .ke .kg .kh .ki .km .kn .kp .kr .kw .ky .kz L .la .lb .lc .li .lk .lr .ls .lt .lu .lv .ly M .ma .mc .md .me .mg .mh .mk .ml .mm .mn
   .mo .mp .mq .mr .ms .mt .mu .mv .mw .mx .my .mz N .na .nc .ne .nf .ng .ni .nl .no .np .nr .nu .nz O .om P .pa .pe .pf .pg .ph .pk .pl .pm .pn .pr .ps .pt .pw .py Q .qa R .re .ro .rs
  .ru .rw S .sa .sb .sc .sd .se .sg .sh .si .sk .sl .sm .sn .so .sr .ss .st .sv .sx .sy .sz T .tc .td .tf .tg .th .tj .tk .tl .tm .tn .to .tr .tt .tv .tw .tz U .ua .ug .uk .us .uy .uz V .va .vc .ve .vg .vi .vn
                                                                                      .vu W .wf .ws Y .ye Z .za .zm .zw

                                                                                             Internationalized (IDN) ccTLD

        Cyrillic script:                 Arabic script:                               South Asia (Pakistan,                      East and Southeast Asia:                                Other parts of the World
            .мон (.mon, Mongolia)             . (al-Jazā’ir, Algeria)                 Afghanistan and Iran not included):            .    ( , South Korea)                               and other scripts:
            .қаз (.qaz, Kazakhstan)           . (masr, Egypt)                            . (bangla, Bangladesh)                      .中国 (Zhōngguó, China)                                  .    (ge , Georgia)
            .рф (.rf, Russia)                 . (Iran)                                   . (bharat, India)                           .中國 (Zhōngguó, China)
            .срб (.srb, Serbia)               . (al-urdun, Jordan)                       . (bharat, India)                           .香港 (Hong Kong)
            .укр (.ukr, Ukraine)              . (filastin, Palestinian territories)      . (bharat, India)                           .台灣 (Taiwan)
                                              . (pakstan, Pakistan)                      . (bharat, India)
                                                                                                                                     .台湾 (Taiwan)
                                              . (qatar, Qatar)                           . (bharat, India)
                                                                                                                                     . (thai, Thailand)
                                              . (al-saudiah, Saudi Arabia)               . (inthiyaa, India)
                                                                                                                                     .新加坡 (Xīnjiāpō/Sin-ka-po, Singapore)
                                              . (sūryā, Syria)                           . (bharat, India)
                                                                                                                                     . (cinkappūr, Singapore)
                                              . (tunis, Tunisia)                         . (lanka, Sri Lanka)
                                              . (emarat, UAE)                            . (ilangai, Sri Lanka)

                                                                                                    Proposed ccTLDs

                                        .бг (bg, Bulgaria, rejected) .κπ (kp, Cyprus) .ελ (el, Greece, rejected) ‫( .ישראל‬yisrael, Israel) .日本 (nippon, Japan) . (lao, Laos)

                                                                                                             Others
                Reserved / unassigned                         Allocated / unused                        Being phased out / ISO 3166-1 entry deleted                                Retired / deleted

                    .bl .bq .eh .mf                                .bv .gb .sj .yt                                          .an .su .tp                                         .bu .cs .dd .um .yu .zr

                                                                                      See also Generic top-level domains



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