Introduced 1988
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry THNIC
Sponsor THNIC
Intended use Thailand Entities connected with Thailand
Actual use not popular in Thailand
Registration restrictions Varying restrictions based on which second-level name registration is within
Structure Registrations are at third level beneath various categories
Website THNIC
Introduced 2010
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Intended use Thailand Entities connected with Thailand

.th is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Thailand. It is administered by T.H.NIC Co., Ltd. (THNIC), formerly known as Thai Network Information Center Foundation.

It appears that the .th domain only admits third level domain registrations under its second level domains.

Registration of a .co.th domain name is a complicated procedure, for this reason most Thailand websites prefer to use a .com name. In order to register a .co.th domain name the registrar in Thailand requires copies of company documents in the same name as the required domain name, so for example if you required acme.co.th you would need to have a registered company called Acme Co., Ltd.

A company can only register a single .co.th domain, making it impossible to facilitate easy location of a company's products by using a variety of words or product names as their domain names.

Second level domains

  • .ac.th Academic
  • .co.th Commercial
  • .in.th Individuals (or organizations)
  • .go.th Governmental
  • .mi.th Military
  • .or.th Non-profit organizations
  • .net.th Internet provider

Second top domain

In 2010 a new top domain was registered and introduced for Thailand, intended for domain names in the local language. This top domain is .ไทย. As of 2011, thousands of sites with this domain are active.[1] It appears that the second level domains are assigned directly to the site owners.

External links

  1. ^ http://www.google.com/search?q=site:.ไทย

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