. cz is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) of the Czech Republic. It was introduced on 13 January 1993 and has since been managed by the company CZ.NIC based in Prague. Before the division of Czechoslovakia in 1993 in the independent states Czech Republic and Slovakia, the state of Czechoslovakia took advantage of the abbreviation. Cs.


For ordering one. Cz domain, it is not necessary to maintain a residence or an establishment in the country. The ending is open to any natural or legal person, the award takes between one and three days. Overall, a. Cz domain between one and 63 characters may be long, so that addresses are x.cz as possible. Domains that are not renewed by the owner, initially remain blocked for entries by third parties. The deadline was initially 45 days and in 2011 was extended to 60 days.

Compared to other top -level domain, the contracting authority of. Cz has explicitly objected to the internationalized domain name. In 2008, a survey was conducted, in which, according to CZ.NIC have spoken out against. Cz domains with special characters over 60 percent of users. The result was confirmed by another survey in December 2010 with even greater rejection.


According to official information the contracting authority the end of 2011 were about 850,000. Cz domains registered. More than two -thirds of the holders of a. Cz domain were male, most applications have been reported from the cities of Prague, Brno before.