. nu is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) of the territory of the island of Niue. It was introduced on 20 June 1996 and the company World Names, Inc was assigned based in Medfield (USA). For the technical management first Internet Direct Ltd was. responsible in Alofi on Niue, which was replaced by the Swedish Internet Infrastructure Foundation in January 2013.
Any natural or legal person is entitled to register a. Nu domain, a residence or an establishment on Niue are not necessary. However, the contracting authority of private individuals requires that they provide their passport number and their date of birth when registering a domain. Companies need to mention the commercial register and tax identification number. It can be used only alphanumeric characters, internationalized domain names are not possible. However, so-called numeric domains are supported since 2008 that contain only numbers and no letters. Nu belongs since 2001. Among the first top-level domains that have accepted the arbitration of WIPO.