.tv domain names


.TV was originally the ccTLD for the island of Tuvalu. It is now more commonly used for domains related to television

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Why .tv?

Why choose a .tv domain name?

Officially, .tv is the domain ending for the island nation of Tuvalu, a Polynesian archipelago situated in the South Pacific with a population of around 11,000, but it's reached its greatest success beyond the shores of Tuvalu since TV is a common abbreviation for "television" which makes it well suited to cable professionals, but also internet-based audiovisual work.

The .tv domain ending is perfect for any audiovisual activities

Opened up for sale to the global public by the government of Tuvalu in 1998, .tv has brought a small fortune to the archipelago: almost 10% of its GDP comes from reselling licenses, and at least 500,000 websites use .tv today. Generally, these sites are those of television channels and other audiovisual content, like the famous Twitch platform, known around the world, or the French-German television channel Arte.tv. The fact that it's used by these different brands contributes to the further promotion of the domain ending and raises its credibility among professionals in the field.

A clear identity for internet users around the world with a .tv domain name

Since the term "television" is used or at least understood in many languages, a domain name that ends in .tv will be automatically perceived as a site that offers video content. Thanks to its brand image, .tv can help promote your online communication efforts.

.tv domain prices



per year
  • From 1 to 10 years



  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration
  • 60 days minimum after domain registration



per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 45 days after the domain's expiration date - €28.50
Pricing Options Prices for France, Taxes excluded, in € (EUR)

Other prices and periods


30 days after the late renewal period


the first year, then renewal at normal price

Owner Change


Does not change the expiration date

Period before release

Pending Delete

5 days

after the restoration period

Rules and particularities of .tv domain names

Creation date

Related Contract

View the .tv contract

.TV domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by VeriSign for .TV domain names since September 2007

Terms and conditions

Assigning: .TV domain names are open to everyone
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN: yes
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Second-level extensions: no


Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: UDRP
Change of Registrar: the request is launched from the website of the domain's new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar) and that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited". The transfer must be confirmed by email. On average the processing time for this procedure can take from 1 to 10 days
Change of owner: available on our interface
Deletion process:quarantine of 30 days, see this table

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