|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Uganda|
|Actual use||Gets some use in Uganda|
|Structure||Registrations may be made at second level or at third level beneath various second level labels|
|Documents||Terms and conditions|
|Registry website||Uganda Online registry|
Registrations were traditionally made under these second-level subdomains:
- .co.ug – Commercial entities
- .ac.ug – Educational Institution offering Diplomas, Degrees and higher Academic awards
- .sc.ug – Primary, secondary and lower educational branches
- .go.ug – Government Agencies and independent authorities under government
- .ne.ug – Network providers or special equipment for network provision
- .or.ug – Non Governmental Institutions
- .org.ug – Non Governmental Institutions
- .com.ug – Commercial entities
- .med.ug – Medical entities or health institutions
- .ngo.ug – Alternative Country Level Domain for Non Governmental Organizations in Uganda
- .law.ug – Legal Firms and Practitioners in Uganda
- .ltd.ug – Alternative Country Level Domain for commercial companies and business entities in Uganda
- .inc.ug – Alternative Country Level Domain for commercial companies and business entities in Uganda
However, registrations are now being taken directly at the second level. You can search for whois information of .ug domains from whois.co.ug. Domains start from as low as $14 for non-commercial domains to as much as $29 for commercial .co.ug domains. Registration of the domains can be done at registry.co.ug. There are roughly 10,000 .ug domains as of 2018 (citation needed).
Disputes over administration
In 2014, Ugandan Members of Parliament called for an investigation after a revelation that a private firm, Infinity Computers and Communication Company, owns Uganda's Internet domain. During a Finance Committee the MPs pressed ICT minister John Nasasira to explain how a private company, i3c, formerly, known as Computer Frontiers, came to own the country's domain name, a glitch that could endanger national security.
The MPs resolved to contact the registrar of companies to furnish them with the details of the proprietors of i3c and asked the minister to explain the circumstances under which the company took over the domain.
Unlike countries like China which put restrictions on the domain purchasing process, the Uganda ccTLD managers don't put any restriction on who can register domain names
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