Unconventional usage::Country code top-level domain


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Unconventional usage {{#invoke:main|main}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove section |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} }} Lenient registration restrictions on certain ccTLDs have resulted in various domain hacks. Domain names such as,, and form well-known English phrases, whereas others combine the second-level domain and ccTLD to form one word or one title, creating domains such as of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (gs), of Belgium (be), of the United States (us), and of Tonga (to). The .co domain of Colombia has been cited since 2010 as a potential competitor to generic TLDs for commercial use, because it may be an abbreviation for company.<ref name="unique">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Some ccTLDs may also be used for typosquatting. The domain cm of Cameroon has generated interest due to the possibility that people might miss typing the letter o for sites in the com.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Commercial usage

Some of the world's smallest countries and non-sovereign or colonial entities with their own country codes have opened their TLDs for worldwide commercial use, some of them free like .tk

Country code top-level domain sections
Intro  Delegation and management  History  Relation to ISO 3166-1  Internationalized ccTLDs  Unconventional usage  See also  Notes and references  External links  

Unconventional usage
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