The .TD registry is managed by "Agence de Développement des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication", a government agency under the supervision of the Ministry of Post, New technologies & Communication.
The domain name was made available for public use in 1997, so people are able to register second-level domains beneath it.
In addition, it is also possible to register third-level domains beneath the name - for example: "chad.domaine.com".
What are the benefits of having a domain name with .td?
First, by having a .td domain name you will be able to give your website an easily recognizable address.
Secondly, your content will be unique and original because the name is not used for any other purpose than registering a web address on it. Also, if someone wants to visit your site they can do it without worrying about typing incorrectly or mixing up the extension.
Having a .td domain provides internet users within Chad with direct access to your website.
For example, when you purchase webspace from an internet service provider (ISP) and create a website for yourself or your company, you can have that website hosted on servers that are located in your country.
This makes it easier for people to access your website within Chad, as you do not have to set up international servers to connect with websites outside of your country. This will also reduce the risk of latency issues.
In what year was .td created?
The .td domain name was created in 1997. With the aim of stimulating the development of information and communication technologies in Chad, the government agency "Agence de Développement des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication" aimed to provide an internet domain that would be more easily accessible for Chadians.
Why does Chad have a ccTLD and not just an ordinary country code like other countries?
The IANA has delegated Chad the right to manage its own ccTLD. This means that it is run locally, rather than centrally by one of the five global domain name companies (Verisign, Afilias, China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), Nominet, and CentralNic).
What is the process of registering a .td domain?
As of 2010, it is not possible to purchase .td domain names directly at the registry level. This means that all registrations have to be performed through a third-party provider. A search for an accredited registrar will result in numerous websites offering registration services.
The process would follow the below steps:
1) The client submits their .td domain name application to an accredited registrar.
2) The third-party provider submits the application to the registry database of .td.
3) The registry conducts its search for conflicting or similar registered names, and if there are none, the registrar receives back the result of registration in less than 48 hours.
4) The registrar notifies the client of the successful registration to .td.
5) Once the notice is confirmed by the client, the third-party provider will start managing and renewing its .td names.
The first step to registering .td domain names is to choose a unique word or phrase that best represents your company or brand.
Then you can purchase the right to use that word or phrase as your Internet address through a domain registrar which offers .td domains.