|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||Dot TK (run by BV Dot TK)|
|Sponsor||Government of Tokelau and Teletok|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Tokelau|
|Actual use||A narrow variety of uses, generally not related to Tokelau; free domains available (with DNS hosted by registry) or paid registrations which can be hosted elsewhere|
|Structure||Registrations are taken directly at the second level; free domains are redirected to actual website addresses within frame, or point directly to a webserver or nameserver|
|Dispute policies||Dispute Resolution Policy|
Tokelau provides any interested individuals .tk domain names free of charge. These free domains are pointed to Tokelau nameservers, which previously redirected HTTP traffic via HTML frames to a specified web page, but now have the option to directly point to a server's IP address or use an alternative nameserver. The domains also redirect 250 email addresses to external addresses. Sites not visited at least 25 times in consecutive 90 day periods are automatically cancelled to avoid the domains being unavailable to more active websites.
Dot TK recently provided .tk websites the option to join a network called TiKinet, a close-knit network that links sites to each other based on key words called TiKilinks. The network is expected to increase traffic to the websites, many of which are personal sites and blogs operated by individuals who otherwise would have no way to advertise their sites.
To be able to get a "special" .tk domain name, for example, trademark domain names for most Fortune 500 companies, the user must buy it. Paid domain names start at US$19.90 for the first two years. Potentially valuable names with less than 4 characters are similarly unavailable for free registration, and must be purchased—usually at a premium price of over $1000.
All .tk domains were down in May 2009 (including the Dot TK website), instead displaying this message: "At this moment Dot TK is a bit overwhelmed by all the new users. Therefore we are currently unable to handle your request." On 6 May 2009, all service was restored.
Previously, access to .tk-hosted redirects would show an advertisement before redirecting. Also, unless the site administrator disabled it in the Linker-Promo section of "My Dot Tk", it was not possible to have more than three free domain names.
In 2006, McAfee conducted a survey in which they claim out of the 95 percent most trafficked web sites, .tk domains were twice as likely as the global average to be used for "unwanted behaviours", including scams such as phishing and spam. However, in 2008 McAfee reported that the threat of scams like phishing and spam was significantly reduced with .tk and that other top level domains such as .com and .net were much more used in such scams.
|Country code top-level domains|
|Active: .ac .ad .ae .af .ag .ai .al .am .an .ao .aq .ar .as .at .au .aw .ax .az .ba .bb .bd .be .bf .bg .bh .bi .bj .bm .bn .bo .br .bs .bt .bw .by .bz .ca .cc .cd .cf .cg .ch .ci .ck .cl .cm .cn .co .cr .cu .cv .cx .cy .cz .de .dj .dk .dm .do .dz .ec .ee .eg .er .es .et .eu .fi .fj .fk .fm .fo .fr .ga .gd .ge .gf .gg .gh .gi .gl .gm .gn .gp .gq .gr .gs .gt .gu .gw .gy .hk .hm .hn .hr .ht .hu .id .ie .il .im .in .io .iq .ir .is .it .je .jm .jo .jp .ke .kg .kh .ki .km .kn .kp .kr .kw .ky .kz .la .lb .lc .li .lk .lr .ls .lt .lu .lv .ly .ma .mc .md .me .mg .mh .mk .ml .mm .mn .mo .mp .mq .mr .ms .mt .mu .mv .mw .mx .my .mz .na .nc .ne .nf .ng .ni .nl .no .np .nr .nu .nz .om .pa .pe .pf .pg .ph .pk .pl .pn .pr .ps .pt .pw .py .qa .re .ro .rs .ru .rw .sa .sb .sc .sd .se .sg .sh .si .sk .sl .sm .sn .sr .st .su .sv .sy .sz .tc .td .tf .tg .th .tj .tk .tl .tm .tn .to .tr .tt .tv .tw .tz .ua .ug .uk .us .uy .uz .va .vc .ve .vg .vi .vn .vu .wf .ws .ye .za .zm .zw|
Reserved/unassigned: .um .bl .eh .mf Allocated/unused: .bv .gb .pm .sj .so .yt Phaseout: .tp .yu Deleted/retired: .bu .cs .dd .zr
See also: Generic top-level domains