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.lv NIC
Introduced 1993
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science
Sponsor University of Latvia
Intended use Entities connected with  Latvia
Actual use Popular in Latvia
Registration restrictions None (some subdomains may have restrictions)
Structure Registrations are accepted directly at the second level and also at the third level beneath various second-level labels
Documents General rules; policy
Dispute policies Dispute resolution policy

.lv is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Latvia.

Registration is permitted at the second level, and this is the form of registration currently encouraged by the registry; however, registrations are also accepted at the third level beneath a number of subdomains:

  • - commercial entities
  • - educational institutions
  • - government and semi-government entities.
  • - various forms of affiliation groups
  • - defense entities of Latvia
  • - individuals
  • - network infrastructure providers
  • - associations
  • - conferences and exhibitions requiring short duration Internet connectivity

Registration is open to foreigners, though the dispute policy says that precedence is generally given to domestic users. There does not appear to be much non-Latvian use of this TLD; exceptions include a few sites apparently using it to suggest Las Vegas—much as .la is used for Los Angeles—or “love”—as in “,” “,” or “”—but these types of usage are not widespread.

The gambling site Bovada, formerly known as Bodog, moved to an .lv domain after the United States Department of Homeland Security confiscated [1] its former domain,, in 2012.

Internationalized domain names may also be registered (see details).

External links

  • IANA .lv whois information

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