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LK Domain Registry

LK Domain Registry

1990; 27 years ago (1990)

TLD type
Country code top-level domain

Intended use
Entities connected with  Sri Lanka

.lk is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Sri Lanka. Foreign companies who do not have a local presence can only reserve their top-level and corresponding open second-level domains (either through the LK Domain Registry or agents). In order to register and use a name they must have a contact address in Sri Lanka (which may be obtained through an agent or law firm).


Map of Sri Lanka

Second-level domains

Registrations are taken at the second level and also at the third level beneath various categorized second level names. A second-level registration automatically blocks the name from registration by anybody else under any of the third-level names.

These second-level names are available for registrations within them:

Restricted registration:

  • Governmental Departments of Sri Lanka (Automatically reserves name at second level and under all other second level names)
  •; Research and Higher Education Institutions in Sri Lanka
  • Registered Schools in Sri Lanka
  • Licensed Internet Service Providers in Sri Lanka
  • International Treaty Organizations
  • Open registration:

  • Commercial entities
  • Noncommercial Organizations
  • Educational sites
  • Non-governmental Organizations
  • Registered Societies
  • Web Sites
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Associations
  • Groups of Companies
  • Hotels
  • Internationalized top-level domains

    In September 2010 two new top-level domains were registered for Sri Lanka. They became active during 2011.

  • .ලංකා for domain names in the Sinhalese language.
  • .இலங்கை for domain names in the Tamil language.
  • References

    .lk Wikipedia