. cd is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It exists since August 20, 1997 and is managed by the public company Office Congolais des Postes et Télécommunications, which belongs to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. In his role as Network Information Center, it occurs under the abbreviation CDNIC publicly.
The top -level domain is the direct successor of. Zr, which was previously used for the State of Zaire until its renaming. First could. Cd not be actively used, as no Network Information Center was available. Then both the German company Key system as well as the so-called Congo Internet Management stressed the role of the contracting authority in April 2004. The former provider was already known in 2001, to register. Cd domains.
Domains are registered on both second and third level, there are officially with. Com.cd. Net.cd. Org.cd. Edu.cd. Mil.cd as well. Ac.cd six second-level domains. Internationalized domain names are not possible, it can only contain alphanumeric characters are used. A. Cd - domain must be from one to 63 characters long, with certain words are not allowed with three letters. Other generic names or those that refer to other top -level domains, for example, or religious terms have are not possible.