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Member Profile: Guatemala, .gt

Full Name of Registry: Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG)

Contact details (address, phone, fax, general enquiries):

Address: 18 Avenida 11-95, zona 15 VH III
Guatemala 01015, Guatemala

Tel: +502 2368 8564 thru 66

Fax: +502 2369 3452

Web site URL: http://www.gt

Founding date: 1992

Registration Model (Registry/Registrar system; Direct registrations; Both): Direct

Registration Number of domain names: 9,875 (to the 31st of August)

History: - UVG was delegated authority for the .gt ccTLD through an exchange of e-mails with Dr. Jon Postel, after UVG had requested domain name uvg.edu for itself. Dr. Postel replied that since we were the first ones from Guatemala to connect to the Internet, would we like to operate the .gt ccTLD. - Between 1992 and 1995 the operation of .gt ccTLD was done through UUNet. There was not much to do because UVG was the only institution connecting to the Internet, through UUCP. In 1995 we finally obtained authorization from GUATEL (the national phone company, and monopoly) to bring the Internet to the country and the Registrar function was brought to Guatemala - On August, 2006, UVG signed the Accountability Framework with ICANN