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Introduced8 May 1991
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryOmadhina Internet Services (cc)
SponsorNamibian Network Information Centre (cc) (NA-NiC)
Intended useEntities connected with  Namibia
Actual useFairly popular in Namibia
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureRegistrations are taken at the second level and at the third level beneath various second-level labels
DocumentsDraft Registrar Accreditation Agreement
Acceptable Use Policy
Dispute policiesCoCCA Complaint Resolution Service
Registry websiteNA-NiC; Omadhina (Registry Operator)

.na is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Namibia corresponding to the two letter code from the ISO-3166 standard.[1]

The registry accredits both Namibian and foreign registrars. Registrars access the Registry and register domains using either a web-based GUI or the industry standard EPP protocol.

The domain was established on 8 May 1991. The ccTLD manager is NA-NiC (Namibian Network Information Centre).[2] The Namibian Parliament passed a Communications Act in 2009 containing various provisions regarding the ccTLD;[3] however, as of the end of 2017, they had not yet entered into force.

Registrations are available at both the second level or at the third level beneath various names that include some apparently redundant choices (e.g., both and for commercial entities).

Domain registration costs

Domain registration prices to the end-user are now set by registrars in competition with each other. Wholesale prices (the cost to the registrars) depend on the level at which a registration is made (i.e. whether at second-level or a third-level registration) and also whether the registrant is domestic or foreign. The second-level is considered 'premium', so the cheapest domains would be a registration by a local organisation at third-level (such as the NamNumbers telephone directory at TELECOM.COM.NA)[4] whilst the highest prices are paid by non-Namibian entities registering at the second-level (such as BRITISHCOUNCIL.NA).[5]

NA-NiC is a member of the Council of Country Code Administrators and uses their Dispute Resolution.

Secure DNS

.na is an early adopter of the Domain Name System Security Extensions, with the .na root zone having been signed with DNSSEC since 1 September 2009.[6]


  1. ^ "ISO 3166 - Country codes - ISO". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  2. ^ "IANA — .na Domain Delegation Data". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  3. ^ "GOVERNMENT GAZETTE OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA" (PDF). 20 October 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  4. ^ "NamNumbers". Archived from the original on 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  5. ^ "British Council | Namibia". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  6. ^ "DNSSEC in a small ccTLD - Eberhard Lisse, .na | Country Code Names Supporting Organisation". Retrieved 2016-07-23.