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Title: .pn  
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Subject: Pitcairn Islands, .no, .mq, .zr, .cs
Collection: 1997 Introductions, Country Code Top-Level Domains, Pitcairn Islands
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.pn is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Pitcairn Islands.

The top-level domain was the subject of a dispute in 2000, between islander Tom Christian—who had been delegated with management of the domain by ICANN—and the government of the island. The dispute was resolved by ICANN ruling that the domain be re-delegated to the Pitcairn Island Council.

Subdomains under various two-letter .pn domains are offered as free redirections by

An official .pn domain costs $100/year from the registry. There are relatively few sites using these domains, but examples include ESPN (, Appian Corporation (, C-SPAN (, and Groupon (, which each use the domain for URL shortening services.

The .pn domain is also used as part of a marketing campaign promoting the movie The Hunger Games, presenting it as the "official" country code of the fictional nation of Panem.

Second-Level Domain Name


External links

  • IANA .pn whois information
  • .pn domain registration website

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