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    CCTLD (Country Code Top Level Domain (F – L)

    Each country has its own domain extension specified by the International Standards Organization that consists of two characters. The first ccTLDs were delegated to the United States (.us), United Kingdom (.uk), and Italy (.it) in 1985.

    Most ccTLDs are allocated to nations or states. In most cases, the government itself determines the policies for its ccTLD and appoints a registry operator (meaning an institution) to enforce them. The registry operator manages the top level domain by running and maintaining the hardware (the name server infrastructure) needed to answer queries for its part of the hierarchy, meaning the domain.

    Here are a few examples of registry operators countries have delegated to enforce their ccTLD:

    • Barbados (.bb) and Finland (.fi) have government ministry operators
    • Yemen (.ye) and San Marino (.sm) have telecom operators
    • Chile (.cl) and the Bahamas (.bs) have university operators
    • Austria (.at) and greenland (.gs) have private company operators
    • Belgium (.be) and New Zealand (.nz) have non profit operators

    ICANN

    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the company that regulates the allocation of all ccTLDs. It assumes responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract.

    ccTLDs for countries beginning with letters F-L

    Domain Extension Country
    fi Finland
    fj Fiji
    fk Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
    fm Micronesia
    fo Faroe Islands
    fr France
    fx France (Metropolitan)
    ga Gabon
    gb Great Britain (UK)
    gd Grenada
    ge Georgia
    gf French Guiana
    gh Ghana
    gi Gibraltar
    gl Greenland
    gm Gambia
    gn Guinea
    gov US Government
    gp Guadaloupe
    gq Equatorial Guinea
    gr Greece
    gs South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
    gt Guatemala
    gu Guam
    gw Guinea-Bissau
    gy Guyana
    hk Hong Kong
    hm Heard and McDonald Islands
    hn Honduras
    hr Croatia (Hrvatska)
    ht Haiti
    hu Hungary
    id Indonesia
    ie Ireland
    il Israel
    in India
    io British Indian Ocean Territory
    iq Iraq
    ir Iran
    is Iceland
    it Italy
    jm Jamaica
    jo Jordan
    jp Japan
    ke Kenya
    kg Kyrgyzstan
    kh Cambodia
    ki Kiribati
    km Comoros
    kn Saint Kitts and Nevis
    kp Korea (North)
    kr Korea (South)
    kw Kuwait
    ky Cayman Islands
    kz Kazakhstan
    la Laos
    lb Lebanon
    lc Saint Lucia
    li Liechtenstein
    lk Sri Lanka
    lr Liberia
    ls Lesotho
    lt Lithuania
    lu Luxembourg
    lv Latvia
    ly Libya

     

    For more country-specific domain extensions, visit our other comprehensive lists:

    • ccTLDs for countries beginning with letters A-E
    • ccTLDs for countries beginning with letters M-R
    • ccTLDs for countries beginning with letters S-Z

    UPDATE: This article was updated April 2021 by Abby Dykes