|Introduced||11 September 1995 (root zone)|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||Vatican Internet Service|
|Sponsor||Holy See Secretariat of State|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Vatican City|
|Registration restrictions||No public registrations are available|
.va is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Vatican City State. It is administered by the Vatican Internet Service.
The .va top-level domain was created in 1995 by the Archbishop John Patrick Foley of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. The website Vatican.va went live on Christmas day of 1995.
Second-level domains are not available to the public.
Name and email servers within the .va namespace include john.vatican.va (DNS and email), michael.vatican.va (DNS), paul.vatican.va (email), lists.vatican.va (email), and vatiradio.va (email).
There are at least 23 easily found names starting with "www" in the va zone, with many more subdomains for email only.