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.gg
Introduced7 August 1996; 25 years ago (1996-08-07)
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryIsland Networks
SponsorIsland Networks
Intended useEntities connected with  Guernsey
Actual useWebsites in Guernsey, as well as gaming and esports websites
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureRegistrations are directly at second level or under second level generic categories
DocumentsRegistry policy
DNSSECYes
Registry websiteIsland Networks

.gg is the country code top-level domain for the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The domain is administered by Island Networks, who also administer the .je domain for neighbouring territory Jersey. The domain was chosen as the other possible codes, .gu, .gs, and .gy were already allocated.

In 2003, a Google Search website was made available for Guernsey, which still uses the .gg domain.

Usage in video games

Multiple video game and esports websites use this domain, because "gg" is a common initialism used in multiplayer video games as an abbreviation for the phrase "good game", usually said at the end of a match.[1] For example, the VoIP application Discord, commonly used with multiplayer games, uses the domain discord.gg as a redirect to their main website, discord.com, as well as for Discord server invite links.

Second-level domains

Names have been registered principally directly at second level, however the following legacy sub-domains are still open for registration:

See also

References

  1. ^ Allemann, Andrew (2021-10-28). "Investing in .gg domains is going to become more expensive". Domain Name Wire. Retrieved 2022-07-10.