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Recently, The University of the Netherlands Antilles (UNA), the administrator and authoritative registry for .AN domains, announced that it will begin removing .AN ccTLDs (the extension has been active since 1993) from their databases and systems on October 31, 2013. By October 31, 2014 all .AN domains will be excluded from the DNS root server managed by IANA. Existing .AN domains with an active zone record need to move to the .CW Zone as soon as possible.  .CW was provisioned to all registrants that had previously registered a .AN domain in November of 2012.

Dot AN is the ccTLD of the former Netherlands Antilles, which was dissolved in 2010 into two new autonomous countries, Curaçao (.CW) and St. Maarten (.SX).

If you have any questions about the removal of .AN domains, or would like to check the availability of a domain name, please contact your Safenames account manager. You may also contact Safenames in the UK +44 1908 200022 ([email protected]) or in the US at +1.703.574.5313 ([email protected]).