.GT represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of Guatemala. Individual and company registrations are allowed provided that the domain will not be used for illegal activities. It is intended for entities having connection with Guatemala and it is popularly used in the said country. Registry is carried out by the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.
Aside from being used as the two-letter country code of Guatemala, GT is also used as a reference to other things. GT is used to denote a high-end car. It also used as an acronym for grand tour (travel), Georgetown (state), graphic technology (computing), grand total (accounting) and good tidings (miscellaneous).
There is no special process needed to register a .GT domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
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.GT Registry Information
Who can register a .gt domain name?
Any individual or company can register a .gt domain name.
Company or legal entities registrations.
However, to register a .gt domain name you must have a registered address located in Guatemala.
What does one need to register a .gt domain name?
To register a .gt you must comply with the current regulations on this matter. It is, therefore, necessary that the bidders meet these requirements:
1) Citizen of Guatemala or legal resident in Guatemala, holding proof of same.
2) Company duly registered in the Commercial Registry of Guatemala, proof thereof.
3) Legal proof that the organization has been active for at least two years before the date on which you intend to register a .gt domain name.
4) Must be legally entitled to use the proposed character string as a domain name.
What are Registration periods?
The registration of a .gt domain name is for 1 (one) year. For the renewal, you must enter your current credentials and provide payment of 50% more than that paid at the time of initial registration.
Domain names with special characters
When registering .gt domain names it is important to remember that they should contain only letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (-). Names containing other special characters will not be accepted.
What is the procedure for registering a .gt domain name?
This is how it works:
1) If the domain name you are interested in is available, they will send you a link to access your user profile and enter your data for the purchase.
2) The confirmation of registration will only be made when the full payment is received.
3) The domain name and services are selected and confirmed, and if required the creation of a new website will be activated on the dates indicated during the process.
Once this is done successfully, the Registry shall send an email confirming that the new domain name has been ordered and registered in its system.
What are the benefits of owning a Guatemala domain?
Many Guatemalan websites own their country's domains because they offer instant local recognition and online credibility.
Registering a .gt domain is also cheaper than acquiring an internationalized domain name (IDN).
Instantly recognizable in Guatemala.
Makes it easy to attract local customers and Guatemalan internet users.
Guarantees that you have a secured spot on the local search results when your customers conduct a Google search from their country.
How do I renew a .gt domain?
The standard procedure is to set up an autorenewal for your .gt domain. This way, the year will automatically be renewed on the date when it expires and you don't have to worry about anything.
How long does it take to activate a .gt domain?
Once you've completed the registration process, the Registry will send you an email to confirm that the effective date of registration will be in one or two working days.
What name can I register for .gt domain?
To register a .gt domain name you can choose between two options:
1) Add the legal address in Guatemala to the existing internationalized domain name.
2) Register an internationalized country code top-level domain for Guatemala (.gt).
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