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.gg is the country code top-level domain for the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The domain is administered by Island Networks, who also administer the .je domain for neighbouring territory Jersey. The domain was chosen as other possible codes - .gu, .gs, and .gy - were already allocated .
|Introduced||7 August 1996|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Guernsey|
|Actual use||Websites in Guernsey, as well as gaming and esports websites|
|Structure||Registrations are directly at second level or under second level generic categories|
|Registry website||Island Networks|
Usage in video gamesEdit
Multiple video game, streamers and esports websites use this domain because "gg" is a common initialism used in multiplayer video games as an abbreviation for the phrase "good game", usually said at the end of a match. For example, the VoIP application Discord, commonly used with multiplayer games, uses the domain discord.gg as a redirect to their main website, discord.com, as well as for Discord server invite links. Some other sites that are based around Discord also use the .gg domain, such as emoji.gg, which provides emojis for use on Discord.
Names have been registered principally directly at second level, however, the following legacy sub-domains are still open for registration:
- .co.gg: commercial/personal domains
- .net.gg: Internet service providers and commercial
- .org.gg: organizations (free to local good causes)
- Allemann, Andrew (2021-10-28). "Investing in .gg domains is going to become more expensive". Domain Name Wire. Retrieved 2022-07-10.