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Subject: .rw, .vi, .ye, .yt, .eu
Collection: Communications in the Cayman Islands, Country Code Top-Level Domains
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Introduced 1995
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Information and Communications Technology Authority
Sponsor Information and Communications Technology Authority
Intended use Entities connected with the  Cayman Islands
Actual use Gets some use in Cayman Islands
Registration restrictions Must be a resident or registered company in the Cayman Islands, and have a local address
Structure Registrations are made directly at second level, or at third level beneath several second-level names
Documents Policies
Dispute policies UDRP
Website Registry site

.ky is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Cayman Islands. Registration is limited until September 2, 2015 to residents and registered companies in the Cayman Islands, and a local address is required for the registrant. After September 2nd 2015 the .ky extension is available to anyone Worldwide on a first-come first-served basis. The Cayman Islands also has the international three letter code, CYM, and has won a bid to be awarded the .cym domain name[1] in a future expansion of the top level domain space.[2]

In January 2015 the Cayman Islands ICTA announced a partnership with Uniregistry for the operation of the .ky name extension. Uniregistry became the first ICANN accredited registrar to retail .ky names on March 2nd 2015.

Second level domains

Registrations are permitted directly at the second level, or at the third level beneath these names:

  • (restricted to educational institutions)
  • (restricted to governmental entities)

External links

  • IANA .ky whois information
  • .ky domain registration website
  • Uniregistry


  1. ^ "Wales loses to Cayman Islands in battle for .cym domain".  
  2. ^ New gTLDs — Frequently Asked Questions – ICANN, June 2011

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