DotGlobal logo.png
IntroducedMay 29, 2014
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain
RegistryDot Global Domain Registry Limited
Intended useGlobal entities
Registration restrictionsNone
Registry websiteNIC.global

.global is a generic top-level domain (gTLD)[1] and was delegated to the DNS root zone on June 6, 2014.[2] The application for the new top-level domain was approved on April 17, 2014,[3][4] and .global was made available to the general public on September 9, 2014.[5]


The path from application to launch was rather complicated, due to the name collision[6] concerns relating to the word "global" (as it is being used in many internal networks).[7] As a consequence, the .global registry had to block 60,000 domain names from registration for a couple of months, until the name collision issues had been fully resolved.


  1. ^ "The new gTLDs". Archived from the original on 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  2. ^ "Delegated Strings | ICANN New gTLDs". newgtlds.icann.org. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  3. ^ "Registry Agreements (Chronological) - ICANN". www.icann.org. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  4. ^ "Visit the Top Level Domain (TLD) Registry Services and DNS Solutions Experts | Afilias". Archived from the original on 2015-04-11. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  5. ^ ".global". Trademark Clearinghouse. 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  6. ^ "Name Collision Resources & Information - ICANN". www.icann.org. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  7. ^ Newton Media. "Domain names: collision course". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-04-02.