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.es

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.es -- Agente Registrador RED.ES
Introduced 1988
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry ESNIC
Sponsor Red.es
Intended use Entities connected with  Spain
Actual use Very popular in Spain
Registration restrictions None for second-level registrations after 2005 phase-in of open registration; there are restrictions on some of the specific subdomains
Structure Registrations are taken directly at the second level or at the third level beneath various second-level subdomains
Documents Spanish domain-related legislation
Dispute policies None
Website nic.es

.es is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Spain. It is administered by the Network Information Centre of Spain.

Registrations are permitted at the second level or at the third level beneath various generic second level categories. Some qualifications and restrictions apply to third-level registrations depending on which second-level domain they are within. Second-level registrations have had some limitations including requiring registrants to have a connection with Spain, but these restrictions were lifted in a multi-stage process completed by the end of 2005, at which point registrations at the second level of .es were open to anybody worldwide.

The .es domain does not have a conventional WHOIS server operating on port 43, but WHOIS queries can be made using a page on ESNIC's website.

Contents

  • Second-level domains 1
  • Alternatives 2
  • Uses 3
  • External links 4

Second-level domains

There also exist a number of second-level domains:

  • .com.es - open to all applicants (intended for commercial entities)
  • .nom.es - open to all applicants (intended for personal names)
  • .org.es - open to all applicants (intended for noncommercial organizations)
  • .gob.es - for governmental entities
  • .edu.es - for educational institutions

Alternatives

Until the liberalization in November 2005, registering in .es was expensive and encumbered compared to other ccTLDs. The second-level word had to be either a .net.

Uses

Although very popular in Spain for its intended use, .es has been used for domain hacks such as geociti.es, a website mirroring Geocities; adspac.es, a mobile - based advertising firm; broni.es, a forum for fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; thelettervsixtim.es, for the game VVVVVV; and iTun.es for iTunes Ping URL shortening.

External links

  • IANA .es whois information
  • ESNIC website
  • Web-based WHOIS lookup service for the .es domain
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