ⓘ .ag

                                     

ⓘ .ag

Registrations can be made at the second level directly beneath.ag, or at the third level beneath.com.ag.org.ag.net.ag or.co.ag. There are no restrictions on who can register.

                                     

1. Domain hacks

In addition to its original intended use as a country code, the.ag domain has been marketed for use for agriculture-related sites, and for sites referencing the atomic symbol for silver, Ag. It also has a potential use for other domain hacks for English words that end in -ag. The Heritage Foundation uses.ag for URL shortening herit.ag.

                                     

1.1. Domain hacks ".ag" used to mean Aktiengesellschaft

Aktiengesellschaft, abbreviated AG, is a German term that refers to a corporation that is limited by shares, i.e. owned by shareholders, and may be traded on a stock market. The term is used in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, not Liechtenstein nor Luxembourg.

                                     

1.2. Domain hacks Legal status of.ag in Germany

A German court 5. Zivilsenat des Oberlandesgerichtes Hamburg ruled in July 2004 in second instance that a.ag domain may only be registered by an Aktiengesellschaft and more precisely by an AG that has the same name as the domain. That means a company with shareholders in Germany with the name X AG, may not register y.ag.