Domain Names

– Prime Minister’s Decree No. 166/PM, dated November 28, 1997, on the Establishment, Importation, Usage and Management of Internet.
– Regulation No. 2075/CTPC, dated July 16, 1998, of the Ministry of Communication, Transport, Post and Construction on the Establishment of Internet Network, Information Provider for the purposes of Internet Usage.
– Regulation No. 141/PMO, dated April 5, 2000, of the Prime Minister’s Office on the Organization and Internet Service Provider in Lao PDR.
– Prime Minister’s Decision No. 13/PM, dated April 24, 2000, on the Appointment of the Lao National Internet Committee (LANIC).
– Regulation No. 189/PMO, dated September 16, 1999, of the Prime Minister’s Office on Functions of LANIC.


Country code top-level domain name: .la 


Applicant: individuals and legal entities.

Restriction as to nationality: none.

Local presence: required. Legal entities must be registered or represented in Lao PDR.

Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration.

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: n.a.

Registration, Protection

Duration: one year.

Renewal/maintenance: one year, renewable.

Dispute about ownership: can be brought before the court.

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: available (ICANN UDRP model) before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Other dispute providers: CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution; National Arbitration Forum; Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center.

Registration Authority

Authority name: Lao National Internet Center (LANIC).

Internet address: