Infobox Top level domain
Country code top-level domain
registry=The .tv Corporation (a
intendeduse=Entities connected with
actualuse=Marketed commercially for use in
televisionor video-related sites; can be registered and used for any purpose
structure=Direct second-level registrations are allowed; some second-level domains such as gov.tv are reserved for third-level domains representing entities in
discuss .tv domains at www.namepros.com/dot-tv
website= [http://www.tv/ www.tv] |
.tv is the
Internet country code top-level domain(ccTLD) for the island nation of Tuvalu.
Except for reserved names like .com.tv, .net.tv, .org.tv and others, any person in the world can register a .tv domain for a fee. The domain name is popular (and thus economically valuable) because it is an
abbreviationof the word ' television' (other similar ccTLDs are .fm, .am, .cd, .djand .mu). Such unconventional usage of TLDs in domain names are known as domain hacks. The domain is currently operated by dotTV, a VeriSigncompany; the Tuvalu government owns twenty percent of the company. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period. [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tv.html] The Tuvalu government receives a quarterly payment of US$1 million for use of the top-level domain.
For a brief period after its creation, all domain names with the letters "AOL" in sequence, even with completely random characters before and/or after it, were blocked from being registered to prevent misidentification with
On December 14, 2006,
VeriSignannounced an alliance with Demand Media, run by ex- MySpacechairman Richard Rosenblatt to market the .tv Top Level Domain Name (TLD) as the preferred web address for rich media content.
*cite web | url=http://archive.salon.com/tech/view/2000/07/24/dot_tv/index.html | title=I want my own .tv | accessdate=2007-04-02 | publisher=Salon.com
*cite web | url=http://www.dottvnation.tv/2008/04/the-new-registr.html| title= The new registrants guide to .tv | accessdate=2008-04 | publisher=Dottvnation.tv
* [http://http://registrar.verisign-grs.com/cgi-bin/ctldwhois? Whois]
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