.TN represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Tunisia. This ccTLD was introduced in 1991 and was intended for entities affiliated with Tunisia. Local residency is necessary in order to be eligible for registration. “Agence tunisienne d'Internet” is the authorized agency for carrying out its registry. On the other hand, Marcaria.com is a registrar where applications for .TN domains are processed.
TN also stands for: teaching note, The Nashville, Tennessee, The News, The National, technical notes, The Netherlands, The Nebraska, times now, travel news, top notch, true nature, and many more.
There is no special process needed to register a .TN domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
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A .tn domain name is the best option if you want your website to be associated with Tunisia. However, you can register a .com or a .org domain in order to have more options available.
There are various third-level domains that can be registered under a .tn domain. Most of them include words such as travel, blog, or shopping which are generic but also relevant to customers in Tunisia.
There are three types of second-level .tn domain names:
· COM.TN – Commercial entity (commercial )
· ORG.TN – Organization or association (Organisme, association ou ONG)
· NET.TN – Network related websites (Ressource relation du reseau)
Anyone can own a .tn domain name. However, the Tunisian government owns two-letter second-level domains (such as TN.TN and TS.TN).
Second level suffixes starting with numbers are reserved to the Government; they might be used in the future but nothing prevents anyone from owning such a domain name.
You can register your .tn domains through various registrars. A list of the most popular and reliable is available here:
List of the international top-level domain registrar (by volume) and price comparison for Tunisian .com, .net, .org, and .tn domain names.
If you are unsure, it is best to choose a registrar recommended by the .tn Registry. Most of them will require that you have an official document proving you are in charge of your entity before they allow you to register your domain name.
Domain names cannot be bought for one specific person. A person can buy a domain, but he/she has to be the owner of the entity for whom he/she is buying it.
The Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) is the manager of all ".tn" domains. It was created in 1994 and its main goal is to implement policies for the development of Information Technologies in Tunisia.
A RIPE Atlas Probes Measurement shows the size of the Tunisian Internet in January 2017.
The most common second-level domains used for Tunisia's main entities are given below:
GO.TN – Governmental Organizations (Organisme Gouvernemental)
ASS.TN – Associations (association)
ORG.TN – Organizations or associations
TEL.TN – Telecommunications (Technologies de l'information et des télécommunications)
A list of all second-level domains is available here: List of the Domain names in the Tunisia ccTLD .TN
.org.tn - Organizations and associations
.com.tn - Commercial organizations
.net.tn - Network related websites
.gov.tn – Tunisian government services
.sch.tn – Schools and educational establishments
.edu.tn – Higher education establishments and universities
.intl.tn – International bodies and associations
If you want your website to be associated with Tunisia, then a .tn domain will help do exactly that.
You might also want to use one of the many available second-level domains such as travel, business, or music which are not only relevant but can also support your web presence in Tunisia.
A .tn domain name is an easy way to reach your target market if your company's website focuses on Tunisia.
Furthermore, Tunisians are familiar with that extension and they can easily find what they are looking for.
Also, it ensures that all the links on your website stay active, unlike international .com or .org domains.