.aq is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Antarctica (although not a country). It is reserved for organizations that work in Antarctica or promote the Antarctic and Southern Ocean regions. It is administered by Peter Mott of Antarctica Network Information Centre Limited from Christchurch, New Zealand. [1]

IntroducedFebruary 26, 1992
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryAntarctica Network Information Centre Limited
Swizzle Limited
SponsorMott and Associates
Intended useEntities connected with  Antarctica
Actual useSeveral scientific stations and projects in Antarctica have sites in this domain
Registration restrictionsMust have physical presence in Antarctica or be a governmental organization signatory to the Antarctic Treaty
StructureRegistrations are taken at second level
DocumentsRegistration form
Dispute policiesNone
Registry websiteNone

Second level domain

  • .com.aq - Commercial

See also