A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country, a sovereign state, or a dependent territory.All ASCII ccTLD identifiers are two letters long, and all two-letter top-level domains are ccTLDs. In 2010, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) began implementing internationalized country code TLDs, consisting of language-native characters when displayed in an end-user application. Creation and delegation of ccTLDs is described in RFC 1591, corresponding to ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes.
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    • How to find the perfect domain strategy for international SEO

      As you look to expand the reach of your business to customers in different countries, your website setup and the content you have in place will need to change and evolve. Before you even begin thinking about content localization and local keywords for each market, the technical setup of your website needs to be considered. The first step of this process is domain strategy.

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  • Three millionth .it name registered

    … Italian ccTLD .it has topped three million domains for the first time, according to registry The milestone name was, seemingly a clothes shop. It appears to have been registered November 25. The registry announced the news in English last week. It appears that growth is slowing somewhat over the long term…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • One and two-letter .at domains coming soon

    … will next month start selling .at domains shorter than three character domains for the first time. All one-character and two-character domains will be released, the ccTLD registry said, about 5,000 domains in total. The released domains include those containing any of the 34 non-Latin letters supports, it said. Holders…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • After long battle, first Bulgarian IDN domain goes live

    … to it does work. The new ccTLD, which is .xn--90ae in the DNS, was delegated last week. The registry is (which also means “”), based in Sofia and partially owned by, the .bg registry. Despite the long battle, the success of .бг is by no means assured. IDNs have a patchy record worldwide. It’s true that Russians went nuts…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -