Korea Internet and Security Agency
|Country:||Republic of Korea|
The Korean Internet & Security Agency (KISA) is the registry manager for the Republic of Korea's .kr ccTLD, as well as the internationalized version, .한국. KISA was established during a governmental reorganization in 2009. KRNIC, the network information center for the Republic of Korea, was moved underneath KISA at that time. KRNIC performs administrative and technical registry operations for .kr and .한국.
.kr and .한국
In the .kr domain, registration is available at the second level, or at the third level under a variety of use-restricted second level domains. As well as the SLDs listed below, there are region-specific SLDs for use by "any organization, company and/or individuals connected with that region" (seoul, busan, daegu, incheon, gwangju, daejeon, ulsan, gyeonggi, gangwon, chungbuk, chungnam, jeonbuk, jeonnam, gyeongbuk, gyeongnam, and jeju).
|SLD||Used by||Additional Requirements|
|ne||network related organizations|
|go||governmental authorities||Korean governmental authorities that are organized and exist according to the laws of Korea|
|mil||military authorities||military authorities that are organized and exist according to the laws of Korea|
|ac||college/universities||Educational institutions established according to the Framework Act on Education, the Higher Education Act, or other special Acts|
|hs||high schools||high schools that are organized and exist according to the laws of Korea|
|ms||middle schools||middle schools that are organized and exist according to the laws of Korea|
|es||elementary schools||elementary schools that are organized and exist according to the laws of Korea|
|sc||schools & educational institutes||any school or education institutes that have equal position according to the laws of Korea|
|kg||kindergarten||kindergartens that are organized and exist according to the laws of Korea|
As of March 2021, the .kr domain has over one million active registrations.
The .한국 domain was approved through the IDN Fast Track process, and delegated to KRNIC in 2011. Also referred to by KRNIC by its phonetic approximation, .hankuk, the domain has seen limited adoption. As of March 2021, the domain had approximately 20,000 active registrations.<ref name="stats"> Registration is available at the top level, and the registrant must include at least one Hanguel character.