Restrictions: Kazakhstanian domains, None for second-level names; some restrictions for third-level names depending on which second-level name they are under
.kz is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Kazakhstan.
Registrations can be made directly at the second level (with no requirement of Kazakhstan presence) or at the third level beneath categories which have specific restrictions, and are generally limited to Kazakhstan-related entities. The categories are:ORG.KZ - nonprofit organizationsEDU.KZ - licensed educational organizationsNET.KZ - Licensed networks of data communicationsGOV.KZ - Governmental organizationsMIL.KZ - Ministry of DefenseCOM.KZ - Commercial organizations; registered trademark protection
Background Information :
PopulationJanuary 2006 estimate 15,217,711 (62nd) - 1999 census 14,953,100 - Density 5.4/km2 (226th) 14.0/sq mi
GDP(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $168.378 billion (56th) - Per capita $10,837 (66th)
National AnthemÏ£Ï´Ï»ÒûÓú ÓÜÏÏ¸ÏÓ¢ÒüÒéÏÏ»ÒïÏ (Kazakh) MeniÈ Qazaqstaným (transcription) "My Kazakhstan"
AreaTotal 2,724,900 km2 (9th) 1,052,085 sq mi - Water (%) 1.7
International Dialling Code7
GovernmentPresidential republic - President Nursultan Nazarbayev - Prime Minister Karim Masimov
Time ZoneWest/East (UTC+5/+6) - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+5/+6). Kazakhstan, also Kazakstan (Kazakh: ÓÜÏÏ¸ÏÓ¢ÒüÒéÏÏ», Qazaqstan, ; Russian: ÏÜÏÏ¸ÏÒàÒüÒéÏÏ», KazakhstÈín, Russian pronunciation: [kazÐÖxÝêstan]), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia and Easten Europe. Ranked as the ninth largest country in the world as well as the world's largest landlocked country, it has a territory of 2,727,300 kmÃ (greater than Western Europe). It is bordered by Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and China. The country also borders on a significant part of the Caspian Sea.
Vast in size, the land in Kazakhstan is very diverse in types of terrain: flatlands, steppes, taigas, rock-canyons, hills, deltas, mountains, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. Kazakhstan has the 62nd largest population in the world, with a population density of less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 per sq. mi.).