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Introduced  1993
TLD type  Country code top-level domain
Status  Deleted (succeeded by .cw and .sx)
Registry  University of The Netherlands Antilles
Sponsor  University of The Netherlands Antilles
Intended use  Entities connected with the former  Netherlands Antilles

.an was the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the former Netherlands Antilles. It was administered by the University of the Netherlands Antilles. The domain was phased out after the Netherlands Antilles were dissolved in 2010. As of November 2010 the .an domain remained live with over 800 domains registered under .an, including secondary levels. On 31 July 2015, use of the domain was discontinued.


Second level domain

Including google.com.an and youtube.com.an (both delegations to Google's nameservers), yahoo.com.an (delegated to Yahoo's nameservers but no A record for yahoo.com.an or www.yahoo.com.an), and visa.com.an (delegation to ultradns.net's nameservers). With the deletion of AN from the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 register the ISO codes CW (CuraƧao), SX (Sint Maarten) and BQ (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), the ccTLDs .cw, .sx and .bq have been designated (although the latter one is not in use).

Phasing out

On 31 December 2013, a start would have been made to remove .an domain names from the databases and systems. On 31 October 2014, the .an domain was removed from the DNS root servers.


.an Wikipedia