LK Domain Naming Structure

There are three types of Domains registered by the LK Domain Registry. They are:

Top Level Domains

The LK domain, in common with many other countries, places most organizations at the second level, immediately to the left of the .lk, irrespective of the type of organization.

E.g.: myorg.lk

All registrations under the top-level domain ensure that the domain name is blocked in all open second levels provided that the second level domain is available. If they wish to use open second level domain names in addition to the top level domain, it can be done by configuring DNS entries for the open second level domain, but DNS for both top level and second level domain should be hosted on the same machine.

• Sinhala and Tamil Domain Names
The Registrants can request for Sinhala and Tamil domain names in the forms “.ලංකා”and “.இலங்கை”onthe LK Domain Registry.

The .lk domain registrant(s) can request for the relevant Sinhala and Tamil domain(s) to the existing .lk domain(s) Free of Charge (FOC), through the online request form available on the LK Domain registry official website. The requested domain name should be derived from the existing .lk domain name by transliteration or pronunciation.

How to register a Sinhala orTamil domain

1. Please enter your existing English domain name here <Give a text box to enter the domain name>
2. Fill in the form with your proposed Sinhala/Tamil domain name, your name and email address.
3. Click on “Next” button to proceed.
4. You will receive a verification email from hostmaster@nic.lk

Open Second Level Domains

The following open second level domains are available for registration under the .lk domain.

.com.lk - suggested for commercial organizations
.org.lk - suggested for non-profit organizations
.edu.lk - suggested for educational organizations
.hotel.lk - suggested for hotels
.web.lk - suggested for websites

LK Domain Registry handles requests for registering open second level domains directly. Registrations under this category are also handled by registered Agents of LK Domain Registry.

Closed Second Level Domains

Certain second level domains are reserved for use by only certain types of users. The following domains are thus reserved by the LK Domain Registry for the types mentioned below: