IntroducedFebruary 26, 1992
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryAntarctica Network Information Centre Limited
Swizzle Limited
SponsorMott and Associates
Intended useEntities connected with Antarctica
Actual useUsed by several scientific stations and projects in Antarctica; also sees some use over .hm for government sites related to the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Registration restrictionsMust have physical presence in Antarctica or be a governmental organization signatory to the Antarctic Treaty
StructureRegistrations are taken at second level
DocumentsRegistration form
Dispute policiesNone
Registry websiteNone

.aq is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Antarctica (itself not a country). It is derived from the French Antarctique and is reserved for organizations that work in Antarctica or promote the Antarctic and Southern Ocean regions. It is administered by Peter Mott of Antarctica Network Information Centre Limited from Christchurch, New Zealand.[1]

.aq domain names are available free of charge, and registration is granted for a period of 24 months. As a general rule, registrants are only allocated a single .aq domain name. The registry does not have a website. Registration is only possible by contacting Antarctica Network Information Centre Limited.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Delegation Record for .AQ". Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  2. ^ ".aq - The TLD for Antarctica". park.io. 2015-10-29. Archived from the original on 2022-04-26. Retrieved 2022-12-10.