Introduced3 June 1992
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
SponsorThe National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
Intended useEntities connected with Grenada
Actual useGets some use in Grenada and for URL shortening. Sometimes used in relation to the video game Geometry Dash
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureRegistrations are available directly at second level
Dispute policiesUDRP
DNSSECyes (Q4 2013)
Registry websitenicGD

.gd is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Grenada.

March 2013 dispute over ownership of the .vg, .tc and .gd registries

Domain name registrars such as GoDaddy have stopped accepting new registrations for .vg, .tc and .gd domain names since March 2013.[1][failed verification] This is the result of a dispute over the ownership and control of AdamsNames Ltd. which had been the accredited registry by the IANA for those top level domains.[2] A former partner of AdamsNames Ltd. created a new company Meridian Ltd. which claimed to be the new accredited registry.

May 2013 freeze of the .gd zone

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) made the decision to move the .gd zone under the management of KSRegistry, running as nicGD, as of 1 May 2013. This was to ensure the integrity of the zone and to allow it remain in control and under the responsibility of the NTRC.[3][4] KSRegistry, as a result of acquiring the zone, had to resolve any discrepancies that may have occurred during the dispute and chose to freeze the zone from changes until May 21, 2013. Since then, the zone has been re-opened with new policies.

See also


  1. ^ "Domains - GoDaddy Help US". About .vg Domains. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  2. ^ GmbH, Key-Systems (2013-03-11). "Press Statement: KSregistry / Adamsnames". Key-Systems. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  3. ^ GmbH, Key-Systems (2013-05-07). "KSregistry becomes registry provider for .GD". Key-Systems. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  4. ^ "National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) :: Grenada". archive.ph. 2013-07-02. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2020-01-27.