A .tv domain name is a type of top-level domain (ccTLD) for Tuvalu, used to describe companies or products from Tuvalu. This ccTLD for Tuvalu represents companies or products from the country.
It can be applied by any individual, organization, business, and entity that has connections with this nation.
The regulation process is overseen by its Registry which assigns .tv domain names to users after they are approved by the Information.CA
Who can use a .tv domain name?
Any individual, organization, business, and entity that has connections with the nation of Tuvalu may apply for a .tv ccTLD. For example, organizations that are based in Tuvalu may choose to register a .tv domain name.
Who regulates .tv domain name?
The Information.CA and Idealab are the registrars for Tuvalu’s .tv domain names. The regulation process is overseen by Tuvalu’s Registry, which assigns the .tv domain name to its users.
Tips to choose ideal .tv Domain Name:
A general rule of thumb that may be applied is to use the company or product name as the keyword in your search engine.
For example, if you are trying to register a .tv ccTLD for your company that manufactures TVs, then you may include the word “TV” in your domain name.
Common subdomains for .tv domain
The most common of these are:
.blog.tv - used to represent an individual or organization’s personal website
.mail.tv- often used for email services
.shop.tv - often used for e-commerce services
.org.tv - This is used to represent an organization in Tuvalu
How safe is a .tv domain name?
However, although .tv domain names may seem like an ideal choice to represent your company or product online, there are some downsides.
Not only is it considered a high-risk ccTLD by other countries due to the fact that Tuvalu’s government has not yet adopted ICANN policies; but also because of its location.
Can you register .tv Domain Without Local Presence?
You must procure a local presence in Tuvalu before registering your domain name, including having an office or company representation within the country’s borders (which may be physically located outside of the nation).
This is required to maintain the authenticity of your .tv domain name.
However, this does not mean you have to be a citizen of the nation. For non-citizens, an individual can act as a local contact on your behalf.
This means that they can be responsible for maintaining your .tv domain name on your behalf.
What documents do you need to register .tv Domain Name?
You will need the following documentation:
A copy of the company registration document with an apostille stamp (if not available, a passport photocopy may be substituted)
A proof that establishes local presence within Tuvalu like a government-issued ID or letterhead
Proof of address like a utility bill or bank statement (not older than three months)
How Much Does .tv Domain Name Cost?
The cost of a .tv domain name is €46/year. The price may be negotiated with the individual registrars for Tuvalu’s ccTLD, which includes Information.CA and Idealab.
There may be other charges not included in the yearly price like registry fees, which are determined by the Registry of Tuvalu.