.KR represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of South Korea. It was introduced in 1986 and was intended for entities affiliated to this country. KISA is the authorized body for carrying out its registry.
Requirements to register a .KR, .CO.KR, .OR.KR or .NE.KR domain name is subject to the following conditions:
A .kr domain name is a Domain Name that has been assigned to the Republic of Korea. It is under ICANN’s top-level domain (TLD) registry and is regulated by KRNIC. The KRNIC is responsible for the registration of all .kr domain names.
Who can register a .kr domain name?
Any individual or business entity in the Republic of Korea may apply to register a .kr domain name, except for those who have been blacklisted by KRNIC.
Any resident or foreigner who has an office in Korea, as well as companies registered outside of the country but with business operations within South Korea are eligible to apply for a .kr domain. For foreigners residing abroad, they must provide a valid resident visa and proof of business registration in the country.
How do I get a .kr domain name?
Any individual or organization who wishes to register for a .kr domain must be assigned an Application ID number (AIN) issued by KRNIC, which is obtained after completing all necessary steps such as providing required documentation and application forms. Such documentation may include passport numbers, proof of place of residence, and business registration license details.
What are the common Second-level .kr domains?
The most commonly used second-level domain name extensions for Korea include:
· com.kr - Commercial entities within South Korea, as well as those abroad but with ongoing business operations in the country such as manufacturing or marketing products locally.
· info.kr - For information services including news agencies, public or private companies that provide Internet-based services, and individuals who wish to use an .id domain name for their own website.
· co.kr - Co., Ltd is a common suffix used in South Korea by many businesses in the country as well as those which conduct business there.
· gov.kr - Government agencies and institutions in South Korea such as the President's Office, Supreme Court, National Assembly, and other government departments.
· edu.kr - educational institutions including colleges and universities which are recognized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or Council for University Education (CUE).
How much does a .jp domain cost?
The cost for a .jp domain name is $50 per year. However, this may vary depending on the specific domain name and the service provider you choose.
What are some of the Defunct domains and subdomains?
Following are some of the defunct domains and subdomains for South Korea:
· gov.je - The .gov.je domain was formerly used by government agencies in Jeju Province, but it has since been replaced with the .kr suffix.
· com.hk - This is a closed domain which no longer exists after Hong Kong was transferred to China in 1997.
· com.mo - This domain was available for use by any individual or business with operations within the Mokpo Special Self-Governing City, but has since been replaced with .kr domains as well after being incorporated into South Jeolla Province.
.pusan.kr - This is a subdomain for the city of Busan, but has now been replaced with .busan.kr and no longer exists.
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