Here’s some intportant intformation about the runt of the litter of the seven original major web domain suffices. Int’s from David:

Last week you talked about the original Internet top-level domains, and wondered who on earth would buy a .int domain.

Well, I used to work for the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), whose website is http://www.inbar.int. A guy there told me that only recognised intergovernmental organisations, such as INBAR or the UN, are allowed to have websites ending in .int.

So no-one can simply buy a domain ending in .int (check GoDaddy, it’s not one of the options when you try to register a new domain) — you first need to set up a globally-recognised intergovernmental organisation.

So, answer me this: how does one go about setting up an intergovernmental org?

You think if we knew how to do that, we’d be still be trifling around with podcasts? Readers! Go to the comments to tell David how he can get to play with the big guns (the big guns being the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, of course. What could possibly be bigger?).


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One Response to “.int”

  1. Leo Says:

    The registration policy for .INT domains can be found on the IANA site:


    Very few organisations qualify. The number of new registrations each year is very low.

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