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Subject: .rw, .vi, .ye, .yt, .eu
Collection: Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries Members, Country Code Top-Level Domains, Telecommunications in Liechtenstein
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Introduced 1993
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry SWITCH Teleinformatics Services
Sponsor University of Liechtenstein
Intended use Entities connected with  Liechtenstein
Actual use Popular in Liechtenstein; gets some other uses
Registration restrictions None
Structure Registrations are made directly at second level

.li is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Liechtenstein. The .li TLD was created in 1993. The domain is sponsored and administered by the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz.[1] Registration of .li domain names used to be managed by SWITCH, administrator of Switzerland's .ch ccTLD. In February 2013, SWITCH discontinued its .li registration service for private customers, delegating it to a number of recognized partner firms.[2]

There are no requirements to apply for the extension. Registrations of internationalized domain names have been accepted since March 2004.[3]

Domain hacks and vanity usage

Many domain hack.[4]

As -li is a diminutive ending in Swiss German (Standard German -lein), many Swiss companies register an additional, or alternative, .li domain for their businesses and services.

In Russian, -li is a verbal ending of past tense plural form. That is why some Russian-oriented sites use it as a part of the site name with the verbal stem before the dot.

Emojli, a messaging app created by Tom Scott and Matt Gray, uses the domain as its official webpage.


  1. ^ IANA .li whois information
  2. ^ "The registration of new domain names ending in .li and the administration of existing domain names ending in .li is now only possible via the 60 or so Partners recognised by SWITCH." Information page for .li domain names. Henning Steier, Switch wehrt sich gegen Vorwürfe von Hostpoint, NZZ, 9 January 2013.
  3. ^ IDN - Domain Names with Accents and Umlauts
  4. ^ Solnik, Claude (2010-05-05), "Companies stake out .li territory online" (opening snippet), ( ()
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