OpenNIC Operated Top-Level Domains

These are the Top-Level Domains (TLDs) which are currently being served by OpenNIC, are being constructed with the approval of OpenNIC or which have been proposed to OpenNIC. There are links to the appropriate Web and email contacts for those which are currently accepting domain name registrations.

If you would like to contribute to the project by taking responsibility for organizing a new TLD, please see the Registering A TLD page. This page is up to date and all links have been tested as of 2017-04-30, all blank entries are placeholders for information we could not definitely determine, or websites which were offline or not functional at the time.

FIXME We're still missing some information! If you can fill in some of the blanks that would be appreciated!

Name Introduction Master Contacts Website Intended Usage
.bbs 2000-12-29 ns6 Dustin Souers (texnofobix) register.bbs Bulletin Board System servers, and related BBS websites and services.
.chan 2015-10-21 ns5 opennic.chan A Top Level Domain “for imageboards and communities related to imageboard culture.”
.cyb 2017-08-14 ns12 Al Beano
opennic.cyb, (TLS) A TLD for cyberpunk-related content
.dyn 2014-05-30 ns2 Jeff Taylor be.libre Dynamic DNS pointers.
.geek 2008-02-18 ns2 Jeff Taylor be.libre Anything of a personal or hobbyist nature that would be considered “geeky”
.gopher FIXME ns2 Jeff Taylor be.libre Content delivery via the gopher protocol.
.indy FIXME ns2 Jeff Taylor be.libre Independent media and arts.
.libre 2017-01-03 ns2 Jeff Taylor be.libre Organizations that encourage the Non-Commercial use of the Free Internet.
.neo FIXME ns3 Neo register.neo General purpose, leaning towards themes present in the 'emo subculture'
.null FIXME ns10 Mario Rodriguez reg.null Completely non-commercial and only natural persons.
.o 2016-11-28 ns11 Jonah Aragon General purpose.
.oss FIXME ns2 Jeff Taylor be.libre Exclusively for Open Source Software.
.oz 2012-06-11 ns10 opennic.oz Australian websites (alt-ccTLD)
.parody FIXME ns2 Jeff Taylor be.libre This domain is a venue for non-commercial parody work.
.pirate FIXME ns2 Travis McCrea Internet Freedom and sharing.
Name Introduction Master Invalidation Intended Usage
.free FIXME ns2 FIXME Organizations that encourage the Non-Commercial use of the Free Internet.
This domain has been depreciated in favor of .libre and will soon be removed from the root zone.

These TLDs are accessible from the OpenNIC network but not managed by OpenNIC, instead you should contact their respective organization.

Authority Name Intended Usage Master/Name Servers
Emercoin .bazar Free marketplace
.coin Digital currency and commerce websites
.emc Websites associated with the Emercoin project
.lib From Words Library and Liberty - that is, knowledge and freedom
FurNIC .fur1) Furries, Furry Fandom and other Anthropormorphic interest websites ns11.nic.fur
Namecoin .bit Namecoin systems, websites and services ns9
New Nations .ku Kurdish people
.te Tamil Eelam
.ti Tibet
.uu Uyghur people

These zones are also served on the OpenNIC network for technical and organizational purposes.

Name Usage Notes
.opennic.glue Provides hostnames for Tier 1 DNS servers and organizational websites and services. Arbitrary domains cannot be registered. Domains are granted to each Tier 1 server operator or upon approval of the OpenNIC community.
.dns.opennic.glue Provides hostnames for Tier 2 DNS servers on the OpenNIC network. Arbitrary domains cannot be registered. Domains are automatically created upon the approval of a Tier 2 server.

When creating a new TLD page, please use the following template whenever possible. This is not a strict policy, so if you think that you have a good layout, please use that and let us know and we will take a look.

====== .glue TLD ======
<short intro goes here>

===== Charter =====
<charter intro goes here>

==== Policies ====
  * You can use this TLD
  * You should use this TLD
  * You need to use this TLD
  * Use of this TLD is forbidden
  * The next statement is false
  * The previous statement is true

==== Contacts ====
  * Website:
  * IRC: [[|#opennic]] on [[|freenode]]
  * Email:
  * ...
Originally an OpenNIC TLD