The .tv Domain

Registered Domains
Population of the Country
The main Language used
Register .TV as
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Since 1996

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .tv websites

Global 566.
Global 763.
Global 1,138.
Global 1,212.

About .tv

What is .tv?

The .tv domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Tuvalu.
Tuvalu with its estimated population of 11,264, ranks as the 21st most populous country in Oceania. These domains with the .tv extension are very popular in Tuvalu and around its geographical area. You can register your own .tv domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .tv ccTLD (country code top-level domain) active and gaining popularity since 1996.

Who can register .tv domain?

The .tv domain name can be registered by any organisation or individuals.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .tv extension?

A .tv domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Tuvalu. In Tuvalu the official language is Tuvaluan. The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well. A website with a .tv extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The following characteristics that a web name can have:
In a .tv web name you can use English letters (a-z), numbers (i.e.0-9) and hyphen (-) or a combination of these.
A domain name has to begin with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain cannot begin or end with hyphens. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The .tv domain name length may vary, from 3 to 63 types.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain doesn’t follow the above restrictions.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .tv web name can be registered 1 to 2 years at one time.