. la is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) for Laos. It was introduced on 14 May 1996 and is managed by the Lao National Internet Committee within the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Previously, the administration was in the hands of the London company Centralnic that the top -level domain mainly marketed as an abbreviation for Los Angeles. In 2011, the Ministry, however, demanded to use. Again for la Laos itself.


Domains can be registered only on the second level and can be between two and 63 characters. Any natural or legal person may register a. La domain, a residence or an establishment in Laos are not required. Nevertheless, the ending in an international comparison hardly plays a role and is rarely traded on platforms such as Sedo. The most expensive ever become known transaction involved the address business.la, which was sold in 2008 for 17,500 U.S. dollars.