.lc
DotLC domain logo.png
Introduced3 September 1991
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryNIC.LC
SponsorUniversity of Puerto Rico
Intended useEntities connected with  Saint Lucia
Actual useInternational including from LLC and PLC; limited use in Saint Lucia
Registration restrictionsNone, except for .gov.lc and .edu.lc
StructureRegistrations are made directly at second level, or at third level beneath several second-level names
DocumentsPolicies
Dispute policiesUDRP
DNSSECyes
Registry websitewww.nic.lc

.lc is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Saint Lucia, sponsored by the University of Puerto Rico and created on September 3, 1991.[1] The registry is operated by Afilias and markets towards companies structured as LCs, LLCs or PLCs due to the possibility of a domain hack, such as CompanyName.L.LC (companyname.l.lc uses the open SLD l.lc) and supposedly better names.[2][failed verification][3]

Second and third level domains

Registrations take place directly at the second level or at one of the following third level domains. There are a number of registrars, but .gov.lc and .edu.lc can only be registered at the NIC.[4]

Rules

All domains must be between 1 and 63 characters long, excluding the TLD. In addition, domains may not contain anything other than letters, numbers, and a hyphen. .lc does not support internationalized domain names, and domain names may not start or end with a hyphen. Domain names considered offensive by the registry may not be registered.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "IANA — .lc Domain Delegation Data". www.iana.org. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  2. ^ "Welcome! | Afilias Global Registry Services". afilias-grs.info. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  3. ^ "Nic LC". www.nic.lc. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  4. ^ a b ".LC (Saint Lucia) | Afilias Global Registry Services". afilias-grs.info. Archived from the original on 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  5. ^ <detain@interserver.net>, Joe Huss. ".lc TLD Information". www.interserver.net. Retrieved 2017-04-29.