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Domain Encyclopædia - Timor-Leste Brand Protection - domain Registration.

Oceania & Pacific Domains: Timor-Leste (


Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Timor-Leste domain type, ie. “”. 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. Registration: registration your Timor-Leste domain, click here!

.tl is the new country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for East Timor. It is administered through the Council of Country Code Administrators (CoCCA) and second-level registration is available through resellers worldwide with no local presence requirement.

The previous ccTLD for East Timor was .tp. This ccTLD was, according to IANA, assigned in 1997.

.tl complies with the ISO 3166-1 standard for the two-letter codes of the name of countries, and can be used as an abbreviation in either of the country's two official languages: Timor Lorosa'e in Tetum or Timor Leste in Portuguese.

For a long time, the .tl Whois information at IANA showed no sponsoring organization or registry, and the domain did not appear to work even though the country involved was claiming to be transitioning to it. However, as of September 30, 2005, there is contact information in the IANA Whois and a registry site at

According to the registry, all registrants in .tp have automatically been given the equivalent domains in .tl, and no further .tp registrations are accepted.

Registration is normally directly at second-level; one subdomain in use in the country itself is, for government ministries. For example, the Government Portal is majority of current .tl registrations are directly at second-level by various international entities, often with no direct connection with Timor Leste.

A German company has used the sub-domain to offer free domain names, on a similar basis to, which uses Vanuatu's .vu domain. The and domains also offer subdomains (corresponding presumably to "national" and "international"), but these are rarely used.

Background Information :


July 2005 estimate 1,115,000 (155th) - Density 64/km2 (132nd) 166/sq mi


(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $2.608 billion - Per capita $2,505

National Anthem



Total 14,874 km2 (159th) 5,743 sq mi - Water (%) negligible

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Parliamentary republic - President JosȨ Ramos-Horta - Prime Minister Xanana GusmÈúo Independencefrom PortugalÙ - Declared November 28, 1975 - Recognized May 20, 2002


Tetum and Portuguese


: "Unidade, Ac╚║╚˙o, Progresso" (Portuguese) ("Unity, Action, Progress")

Time Zone

(UTC+9) East Timor, also known as Timor-Leste (officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste) is a country in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island, within Indonesian West Timor. The small country of 15,410 kmÙ (5,400 sq mi) is located about 640 km (400 mi) northwest of Darwin, Australia.

East Timor was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century, and was known as Portuguese Timor until Portugal's decolonization of the country. In late 1975 East Timor declared its independence but was invaded and occupied by Indonesia later that year, nd declared that country's 27th province the following year. In 1999, following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory and East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the twenty-first century on May 20, 2002. East Timor is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia, the other being the Philippines.

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