is the Internet country code top-level domain
) for Liechtenstein
. It was created in 1993. The domain is sponsored and administered by the Hochschule Liechtenstein
(University of Applied Sciences of Liechtenstein) in Vaduz
, but domain names with the extension can also be registered with SWITCH
, administrator of Switzerland
ccTLD. There are no requirements to apply for the extension. Registrations of internationalized domain names
have been accepted since March 2004.
Long Island Usage
Many Long Island
, New York
organizations and companies have adopted the .li
TLD as a domain hack
In addition to Switzerland being geographically adjacent to Liechtenstein, "li" on the end of a noun in Swiss German is commonly used as a diminutive. This is widespread, notable with Muesli (the diminutive of Mus
, or "puree"), and even shows up in family names, such as the well-known chocolate manufacturer "Spruengli" (or "Sprüngli"), now a part of Lindt. Due to this vernacular usage, many Swiss companies register an additional or alternative .li domain for their businesses and services.
In Russian, -li is a verbal ending of Past tense Plural form. That is why some Russian-oriented sites use it as a part of the site name with the verbal stem before the dot, like... Read More