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.nc Domain Registration - New Caledonian Domains - Brand Protection Services for New Caledonia

Oceania & Pacific Domains: New Caledonia (.nc)


Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the New Caledonian domain type, ie. “nc”. Therefore to search “” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.

The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.

.nc Registration:

To register .nc domains your future New Caledonian domain, click here!

Once the domain is registered

All New Caledonian domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.

It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for New Caledonian domains.

Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another New Caledonian domain name registrar.


Gets some use in New Caledonia

.nc is the Internet country code top-level domain name for New Caledonia.

It is operated and sponsored by the Office des Postes et Communications. A registered company or organization must be in New Caledonia with a local contact. Individuals are not eligible to register domain names.

The second-level domain, within the .us country code domain, is for the U.S state of North Carolina and, within the .tr country code domain, is for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), but neither has a connection with the country code domain .nc for New Caledonia.

Many generic terms are prohibited from registraton for a domain name in New Caledonia; these include "administration", "bible", "blog", "cabinets", "colonisation", "flag", "justice", "mail", "nation", "offense", "outrage", "persecution", "presses", "registries", "rebellion", "temple", "union", "vote" and hundreds more.

To make a registration for the Internet country code top-level domain name for New Caledonia, one must be a legal entity who has a presence in New Caledonia. These include institutions and government departments and local authorities of the Republic (provinces and communes). Whether the domain name should be open to individuals is still under debate, and it is still possible that this option becomes available in the coming months.

Each entity can obtain up to five domain names, though in the case of registered trademarks, it is possible to register for additional names that are strictly identical to the brand name of said registered trademark for the domain name.


Important Note:
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.

In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.

.nc is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for New Caledonia.

The second-level domain, within the .us country code domain, is for the U.S. state of North Carolina, but has no connection with the .nc ccTLD.

Only companies registered in New Caledonia are permitted to register .nc domain names.

Many generic terms are prohibited from registration; these include "administration", "bible", "blog", "cabinets", "colonisation", "flag", "justice", "mail", "nation", "offense", "outrage", "persecution", "presses", "registries", "rebellion", "temple", "union", "vote" and hundreds more.

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