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Domain Name Trivia - Least Registered Extensions

March 31, 2012

When it comes to domain name statistics, much of the focus is on the most popular extensions and how those figures shift from month to month - but what of the extensions with the least number of registrations? Here's a look at some of those.

In relation to country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD's), the following have less than a thousand registrations each - (Domain Counts provided by Domain - dated March 30, 2012)

Extension No. ccTLD
.IM 994 Isle of Man
.MW 991 Malawi
.DJ 955 Djibouti
.UG 927 Uganda
.SN 916 Senegal
.AD 874 Andorra
.GE 867 Georgia
.GM 851 Gambia
.FO 788 Faroe Islands
.MN 714 Mongolia
.SM 687 San Marino
.GI 535 Gibraltar
.CI 461 Cote d'Ivoire
.GP 343 Guadeloupe
.VI 218 Virgin Islands U.S
.DZ 149 Algeria
.CM 79 Cameroon
.CV 51 Cape Verde
.AF 34 Afghanistan

The above is just a partial list; others may exists among DomainWorldWide's "still polling" entries.

There are also over 30 country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD's) that have been issued, but are still not in use; including (following data also from DomainWorldWide):

.BJ Benin
.BV Bouvet Island
.BW Botswana
.DM Dominica
.EH Western Sahara
.FK Falkland Islands
.GA Gabon
.GD Grenada
.GW Guinea-Bissau
.GY Guyana
.HT Haiti
.IQ Iraq
.JO Jordan
.KI Kiribati
.KM Comoros
.KN Saint Kitts and Nevis
.KP Korea, Democratic People's Republic
.MV Maldives
.NC New Caledonia
.NE Niger
.NG Nigeria
.NR Nauru
.PF French Polynesia
.PW Palau
.SC Seychelles
.SJ Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
.SY Syrian Arab Republic
.VA Holy See (Vatican City State)

The above does not included ccTLD's not in use that have second level domains in use, such as and

So there you have it - go forth into the weekend with some really interesting domain name trivia to annoy your share with family, friends and total strangers.

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