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Internet Domain and Country Code Names

This page is a brief guide to information about domain name registration plus a listing of all the country or application names to domain abbreviation assignments used on the Internet.

First, a brief explanation of Internet addressing nomenclature is in order - the basic format of an Internet address is -

If an email address is assigned, it preceeds the user_domain_name.upper_level_domain as follows - where user is the individual user's identification name, user_domain_name is the public name for the specific Internet site, such as for BCN, and upper_level_domain is a country code or application, such as .us for BCN's full address of Or .com which is usually assigned to commercial applications.

A second nomenclature to be aware of is the numerical Internet or Internet Protocol address (IP). This is a unique address for every computer linked to the Internet which consists of four numbers, each less than 256, and written as -

This IP address is a very powerful tool for tracing the real source of spam and knowing where to complain to. (See the Spam page.)

The country codes are based on ISO 3166 two- or three-character codes, but they also correspond to the names assigned by IANA for Upper-level Internet domains. NOTE that these assignments are current as of June 14, 2000.

See the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for more information about domain names, IP numbers, and technical support.

For information on the federal role in Domain Name management -

And see the Internic Organization (which is a follow-on to the old Internic Group that managed the Internet in the ArpaNet days) for more information on domain names and registrars.

To look up who owns or is the responsible party for a domain name, see the following -

Here is the web equivalent of the whois command -

Another dmain name lookup with a different approach -

When all else fails, or you have just an IP (Internet Protocol) number, what do you do? Here is a site that checks overseas registries and tries to translate all valid IP numbers (including "cloaked" ones) to their email or postal address:

Here is a newletter that examines some of the domain name registars and rates them on various criteria -

Here is a copy of the Domain and Country Code Assignments -

Internet Domain and Country Code Assignments
Domain Order Country Order
ae United Arab Emirates al Albania
af Afghanistan dz Algeria
ag Antigua and Barbuda as American Samoa
ai Anguilla ad Andorra
al Albania ao Angola
am Armenia ai Anguilla
an Netherlands Antilles aq Antarctica
ao Angola ag Antigua and Barbuda
aq Antarctica ar Argentina
ar Argentina am Armenia
as American Samoa aw Aruba
at Austria au Australia
au Australia at Austria
aw Aruba az Azerbaijan
az Azerbaijan bs Bahamas
ba Bosnia and Herzegovina bh Bahrain
bb Barbados bd Bangladesh
bd Bangladesh bb Barbados
be Belgium by Belarus
bf Burkina Faso be Belgium
bg Bulgaria bz Belize
bh Bahrain bj Benin
bi Burundi bm Bermuda
bj Benin bt Bhutan
bm Bermuda bo Bolivia
bn Brunei Darussalam ba Bosnia and Herzegovina
bo Bolivia bw Botswana
br Brazil bv Bouvet Island
bs Bahamas br Brazil
bt Bhutan io British Indian Ocean Territory
bv Bouvet Island bn Brunei Darussalam
bw Botswana bg Bulgaria
by Belarus bf Burkina Faso
bz Belize bi Burundi
ca Canada kh Cambodia
cc Cocos (Keeling) Islands cm Cameroon
cf Central African Republic ca Canada
cg Congo cv Cape Verde
ch Switzerland ky Cayman Islands
ci Cote D'Ivoire "Ivory Coast" cf Central African Republic
ck Cook Islands td Chad
cl Chile cl Chile
cm Cameroon cn China
cn China cx Christmas Island
co Colombia cc Cocos (Keeling) Islands
cr Costa Rica co Colombia
cs Czechoslovakia (former) com Commercial
cu Cuba km Comoros
cv Cape Verde cg Congo
cx Christmas Island ck Cook Islands
cy Cyprus cr Costa Rica
cz Czech Republic ci Cote D'Ivoire "Ivory Coast"
de Germany hr Croatia (Hrvatska)
dj Djibouti cu Cuba
dk Denmark cy Cyprus
dm Dominica cz Czech Republic
do Dominican Republic cs Czechoslovakia (former)
dz Algeria dk Denmark
ec Ecuador dj Djibouti
ee Estonia dm Dominica
eg Egypt do Dominican Republic
eh Western Sahara tp East Timor
er Eritrea ec Ecuador
es Spain edu Educational
et Ethiopia eg Egypt
fi Finland sv El Salvador
fj Fiji gq Equatorial Guinea
fk Falkland Islands (Malvinas) er Eritrea
fm Micronesia ee Estonia
fo Faroe Islands et Ethiopia
fr France fk Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
fx France Metropolitan fo Faroe Islands
ga Gabon fj Fiji
gb Great Britain (UK) fi Finland
gd Grenada fr France
ge Georgia fx France Metropolitan
gf French Guiana gf French Guiana
gh Ghana pf French Polynesia
gi Gibraltar tf French Southern Territories
gl Greenland ga Gabon
gm Gambia gm Gambia
gn Guinea ge Georgia
gp Guadeloupe de Germany
gq Equatorial Guinea gh Ghana
gr Greece gi Gibraltar
gs S. Georgia, S. Sandwich Is. gov Government
gt Guatemala gb Great Britain (UK)
gu Guam gr Greece
gw Guinea-Bissau gl Greenland
gy Guyana gd Grenada
hk Hong Kong gp Guadeloupe
hm Heard, McDonald Islands gu Guam
hn Honduras gt Guatemala
hr Croatia (Hrvatska) gn Guinea
ht Haiti gw Guinea-Bissau
hu Hungary gy Guyana
id Indonesia ht Haiti
ie Ireland hm Heard, McDonald Islands
il Israel hn Honduras
in India hk Hong Kong
io Brit. Indian Ocean Territory hu Hungary
iq Iraq is Iceland
ir Iran in India
is Iceland id Indonesia
it Italy int International
jm Jamaica ir Iran
jo Jordan iq Iraq
jp Japan ie Ireland
ke Kenya il Israel
kg Kyrgyzstan it Italy
kh Cambodia jm Jamaica
ki Kiribati jp Japan
km Comoros jo Jordan
kn Saint Kitts and Nevis kz Kazakhstan
kp Korea (North) ke Kenya
kr Korea (South) ki Kiribati
kw Kuwait kp Korea (North)
ky Cayman Islands kr Korea (South)
kz Kazakhstan kw Kuwait
la Laos kg Kyrgyzstan
lb Lebanon la Laos
lc Saint Lucia lv Latvia
li Liechtenstein lb Lebanon
lk Sri Lanka ls Lesotho
lr Liberia lr Liberia
ls Lesotho ly Libya
lt Lithuania li Liechtenstein
lu Luxembourg lt Lithuania
lv Latvia lu Luxembourg
ly Libya mo Macau
ma Morocco mk Macedonia
mc Monaco mg Madagascar
md Moldova mw Malawi
mg Madagascar my Malaysia
mh Marshall Islands mv Maldives
mk Macedonia ml Mali
ml Mali mt Malta
mm Myanmar mh Marshall Islands
mn Mongolia mq Martinique
mo Macau mr Mauritania
mp Northern Mariana Islands mu Mauritius
mq Martinique yt Mayotte
mr Mauritania mx Mexico
ms Montserrat fm Micronesia
mt Malta md Moldova
mu Mauritius mc Monaco
mv Maldives mn Mongolia
mw Malawi ms Montserrat
mx Mexico ma Morocco
my Malaysia mz Mozambique
mz Mozambique mm Myanmar
na Namibia na Namibia
nc New Caledonia natoNato field
ne Niger nr Nauru
nf Norfolk Island np Nepal
ng Nigeria nl Netherlands
ni Nicaragua an Netherlands Antilles
nl Netherlands net Network
no Norway nt Neutral Zone
np Nepal nc New Caledonia
nr Nauru nz New Zealand (Aotearoa)
nt Neutral Zone ni Nicaragua
nu Niue ne Niger
nz New Zealand (Aotearoa) ng Nigeria
om Oman nu Niue
pa Panama org Non-Profit Organization
pe Peru nf Norfolk Island
pf French Polynesia mp Northern Mariana Islands
pg Papua New Guinea no Norway
ph Philippines arpaOld style Arpanet
pk Pakistan om Oman
pl Poland pk Pakistan
pm St. Pierre and Miquelon pw Palau
pn Pitcairn pa Panama
pr Puerto Rico pg Papua New Guinea
pt Portugal py Paraguay
pw Palau pe Peru
py Paraguay ph Philippines
qa Qatar pn Pitcairn
re Reunion pl Poland
ro Romania pt Portugal
ru Russian Federation pr Puerto Rico
rw Rwanda qa Qatar
sa Saudi Arabia re Reunion
sb Solomon Islands ro Romania
sc Seychelles ru Russian Federation
sd Sudan rw Rwanda
se Sweden gs S. Georgia, S. Sandwich Is.
sg Singapore kn Saint Kitts and Nevis
sh St. Helena lc Saint Lucia
si Slovenia vc Saint Vincent, the Grenadines
sj Svalbard, Jan Mayen Islands ws Samoa
sk Slovak Republic sm San Marino
sl Sierra Leone st Sao Tome and Principe
sm San Marino sa Saudi Arabia
sn Senegal sn Senegal
so Somalia sc Seychelles
sr Suriname sl Sierra Leone
st Sao Tome and Principe sg Singapore
su USSR (former) sk Slovak Republic
sv El Salvador si Slovenia
sy Syria sb Solomon Islands
sz Swaziland so Somalia
tc Turks, Caicos Islands za South Africa
td Chad es Spain
tf French Southern Territories lk Sri Lanka
tg Togo sh St. Helena
th Thailand pm St. Pierre and Miquelon
tj Tajikistan sd Sudan
tk Tokelau sr Suriname
tm Turkmenistan sj Svalbard, Jan Mayen Islands
tn Tunisia sz Swaziland
to Tonga se Sweden
tp East Timor ch Switzerland
tr Turkey sy Syria
tt Trinidad and Tobago tw Taiwan
tv Tuvalu tj Tajikistan
tw Taiwan tz Tanzania
tz Tanzania th Thailand
ua Ukraine tg Togo
ug Uganda tk Tokelau
uk United Kingdom to Tonga
um US Minor Outlying Islands tt Trinidad and Tobago
us United States tn Tunisia
uy Uruguay tr Turkey
uz Uzbekistan tm Turkmenistan
va Vatican City State (Holy See) tc Turks, Caicos Islands
vc Saint Vincent, the Grenadines tv Tuvalu
ve Venezuela mil US Military
vg Virgin Islands (British) um US Minor Outlying Islands
vi Virgin Islands (U.S.) su USSR (former)
vn Viet Nam ug Uganda
vu Vanuatu ua Ukraine
wf Wallis and Futuna Islands ae United Arab Emirates
ws Samoa uk United Kingdom
ye Yemen us United States
yt Mayotte uy Uruguay
yu Yugoslavia uz Uzbekistan
za South Africa vu Vanuatu
zm Zambia va Vatican City State (Holy See)
zr Zaire ve Venezuela
zw Zimbabwe vn Viet Nam
com Commercial vg Virgin Islands (British)
edu Educational vi Virgin Islands (U.S.)
gov Government wf Wallis and Futuna Islands
int International eh Western Sahara
mil US Military ye Yemen
net Network yu Yugoslavia
org Non-Profit Organization zr Zaire
arpaOld style Arpanet zm Zambia
natoNato field zw Zimbabwe

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