.tl Domain Names

The .TL domain is the new ccTLD (country code top level domain), and the Internet country code for East Timor (also known as Timor-Leste).


  • Register a .TL to demonstrate your personal or business interest in East Timor.

  • Localized domain names demonstrate commitment and legitimacy.

  • Protect your trademarks by registering them as ccTLDs.

About .TL domain names

The .TL domain name presents a great opportunity for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in East Timor. Local domain names give your company a professional image, which demonstrates proof of your commitment to local customers. By targeting this local market, you can maximize your company's revenues.

Protecting yourself and your identity is all too important in today's world. The same standards apply to protecting your business and personal identity online. Protecting your brand is an important reason to register ccTLDs. Being the initial purchaser of your brand in a TLD is a much wiser idea than attempting to acquire names after someone else has registered them.

Additionally, it is much easier to purchase a common word or short domain name in a ccTLD than in the more popular and heavily populated TLDs.

About East Timor

Located in Southeastern Asia, East Timor lies northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago. East Timor includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco. East Timor cover 5,794 square miles, an area slightly larger than Connecticut. The population, according to the July 2008 census, was 1,108,777 people. However, there have been other estimates putting the population as low as 800,000. The official languages of East Timor are Tetum and Portuguese. However, Indonesian, English, Galole, Mambe, and Kemak are spoken by a significant numbers of people.

There are limited restrictions on .TL domain name registrations

The restrictions for .TL domains are content based. They may not be used for any purpose that is obscene, indecent or spam-related.

More Information

Timor-Leste NIC: The .TL Registry