|Introduced 2014; proposed in 2007|
Sponsor Asociación PuntoGal
|TLD type GeoTLD|
Registry Asociación PuntoGal
|Intended use Galician linguistic and cultural community|
.gal ([ˈpunto ˈɡal]) is a GeoTLD intended to highlight the Galician people, Galician language, and Galician culture. It was approved on 14 June 2013 by ICANN, and the first 93 domains went online on July 25, 2014.
The initiative was backed by more than 13,700 people and 110 institutions in Galicia, including relevant agencies of culture such as the Royal Galician Academy, the Galician Culture Council, and the three Galician universities. Asociación PuntoGal is committed to establishing a foundation to reinvest the money in projects that promote Galician language and culture in the field of new technologies.