The .TV domain
is actually a ccTLD (country code top level domain) for the
country of Tuvalu. Located in Oceania, Tuvalu is an island
group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific
Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and Australia. These
islands are Nanumea, Niutao, Nanumanga, Nui, Vaitupu,
Nukufetau, Funafuti, Nukulaelae and Niulakita. Combined, the
islands only cover 10 square miles, about 1/10 the area of
Washington D.C. The population of Tuvalu is 12,177 people,
according to the July 2008 census. Tuvaluan, English, and
Samoan are all spoken on the islands; Kiribati is spoken on
Why should I register a .TV domain name?
Although there are many domains registered by entities
associated with Tuvalu, for obvious reasons, its
overwhelming use is with television or video-related sites.
There is a continuing growth of video use of the Internet,
and there is no sign of it slowing down. If your website has
streaming video and large amounts of media, then .TV is the
extension for you. DotTV is the preferred destination for
video, ﬁlm, animation, user-generated content and rich media
of all kinds. Having a .TV domain proclaims that you not
only appreciate these types of media, but you incorporate
them into your site.
The .TV domain is also a great choice for product
demonstrations, how-to videos, keynote addresses, plus
training and educational content. So, whether you are in the
business of creating videos or just use videos in support of
your business, a .tv domain name is the natural place for
your rich media content to live.
Include the following media on your .TV website:
- Film, video & animation
- User-generated content
- Interactive gaming
- Music broadcasting
- Sports channels, clips, and highlights
- Education and training
- Retail and business promotions
If you have a trademark, you need to protect it.
Protecting your identity, as well as that of your business
online is just as important as protecting you personal
identity. By registering ccTLDs you are taking one more step
toward preserving your trademark. It is much wiser to be the
initial purchaser of a domain, than attempting to acquire it
after someone else has.
Another great use for ccTLDs is acquiring shorter names.
It is near impossible to register common words in more
prevalent domains such as .NET or .COM. It is much more
likely to find these types of domains available in a ccTLD.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .TV?
There are no restrictions for registering a .TV domain.
Registration for these
domain names is open to anyone, similar to .COM, .NET,
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