What is the meaning of the .tv domain?

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The .tv domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the island nation of Tuvalu. Besides that, it has become widely adopted in the tv, media, and entertainment industry to create memorable domain names that end with “tv.”

Dot tv can provide several benefits to your business, like unique branding opportunities. It signals a clear connection to Tavalu or your specialization in television-related content, helping you strengthen your brand’s identity and capture your target audience's attention.

Can I register a .tv domain for a domain hack?

Absolutely! Even though the .tv domain is a ccTLD, it has gained popularity as domain hack in the television industry. It describes the clever use of domain extensions to form words or entire phrases that create catchy domain names.

Your opportunities to get creative are almost endless. A .tv domain hack could be used by a company or platform that offers streaming services, live broadcasts, sporting events, concerts, or even tech businesses that offer tutorials and reviews. However, whether you’re an influencer that uses digital platforms to spread content or a comedian that wants to show off a new stand-up special, a .tv domain registration could be the start of your online success.

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By leveraging the .tv domain beyond its intended purpose, Tuvalu benefits from the revenue generated through the registration and renewal fees associated with the domain. Registering a .tv domain is an important source of income for the country, given its limited landmass and resources.

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Technical information for .tv.

  • TLD .tv
  • Type ccTLD
  • Registration 36.99 USD
  • Renewal 43.99 USD
  • Transfer 36.99 USD / Transfer in your .tv
  • Time to Register Instant
  • Registration Period 1 - 10 years
  • Renewal Grace Period 40 days
  • Redemption Period 30 days
  • Private Registration Available
  • DNSSEC Supported / Learn how to add DNSSEC
  • Local Presence Required No
  • Trustee/Proxy Service No
  • Languages Supported Albanian,  Arabic,  Belarusian,  Bulgarian,  Catalan,  Chinese Simplified,  Chinese Traditional,  Croatian,  Czech,  Danish,  Dutch,  Estonian,  Faroese,  Finnish,  French,  German,  Greek,  Hebrew,  Hindi,  Hungarian,  Icelandic,  Irish,  Italian,  Japanese,  Korean,  Latvian,  Lithuanian,  Luxembourgish,  Macedonian,  Maltese,  Moldavian,  Norwegian,  Persian,  Polish,  Portuguese,  Romanian,  Russian,  Serbian,  Slovak,  Slovenian,  Spanish,  Swedish,  Thai,  Ukrainian, 
    .tv domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name by entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field.
  • Individuals can register Yes
  • Businesses can register Yes
  • Registry Government of Tuvalu
  • Information updated 2023-08-22

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What is included with your .tv domain.

  • Free DNS Management
  • Free Web Forwarding
  • Free Domain Parking
  • User Friendly Admin Tools

Frequently asked questions about .tv.

Is .tv limited to the television industry?
No, not at all. First and foremost, it is a ccTLD for the island nation of Tuvalu. While the .tv domain is often associated with the television and media industry, anyone can register the extension, regardless of profession or industry.
How long does it take to register a .tv domain?
Registering a .tv domain name is a straightforward process and doesn’t take much longer than a few minutes. Contact us with any questions or concerns about your individual .tv domain name.
Can I keep my personal information private when registering .tv?
Yes, 101domain offers whois privacy protection for your .tv domain name, which allows you to keep your personal contact information private and reduce the risk of identity theft and other forms of cybercrime.
How often do I have to renew a .tv domain name?
Your .tv domain name needs to be renewed yearly, but you can also turn on the free auto-renew option or register it for up to 10 years. It eliminates the need to remember when your domain is up for renewal or running into possible price increases over time.
What happens if I forget to renew my .tv domain name in time?
If you forget to register in time, you have a 40-day "Grace Period" in which a .tv domain name can be renewed without an additional fee. After that, you might run into hefty late-renewal fees or even lose your domain name. Domain 101: Turning on the free auto-renewal feature in your account protects you from worrying about this question in the first place.