.ua is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Ukraine. To register first level (example) domainname.ua, the exact trademark (TM Domain Name) is required. It is not required for second level domains (.com.ua, .net.ua, etc.).

.ua
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IntroducedDecember 1, 1992 (1992-12-01)
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryHostmaster Ltd.
SponsorCommunication Systems
Intended useEntities connected with  Ukraine
Actual usePopular in Ukraine
Registered domains549,180 (Dec 2020)[1]
Registration restrictionsNone known
StructureRegistrations have been at third level beneath second-level labels (generic and geographic), but there appear to be some direct second-level registrations for trademark holders
DocumentsPolicy documents
DNSSECYes
Registry websiteHostmaster

HistoryEdit

  • December 1, 1992: Registered in root zone
  • April 13, 2012: DNSSEC enabled in root zone

StatisticsEdit

As of March 2017, around 10.78% of all the .ua domains were served via secured HTTPS protocol, with the Let's Encrypt Authority X3 being the most popular SSL certificate.[2] Nginx is the most popular web server, serving 68.97% of the .ua domains, followed by Apache serving 17.75% of the total .ua domains.[2]

Second-level domainsEdit

To remove the risk of cyber squatting, registration of second-level domains directly below .ua is restricted to owners of registered trade marks, who may register a domain name similar to that of the trade mark in question. However you can register third-level domains beneath some of the following:

  • .com.ua: paid, commercial organizations, one of the most popular
  • .edu.ua: free, available only to proved educational organisations.
  • .gov.ua: free, available only to governmental organizations
  • .net.ua: paid, network service providers
  • .in.ua: paid, domains for individuals
  • .pp.ua: free, domains for individuals
  • .org.ua: paid, other organizations (non-commercial), individuals

There are also second-level domains which are region-specific. These are less popular than the above list (making domain names more available) but they are sometimes restricted to organisations exclusively from within the region.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Доменна статистика .UA за підсумками 2020 року". hostmaster.ua (in Ukrainian). 2021-01-22. Retrieved 2021-02-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Статистика українського інтернету". www.ukralio.com (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2017-03-01.

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