The .gg Domain Was Created For No Reason, Now Gamers Love It


In a recent report published by the BBC, the history of the .gg domain extension was explored by the tag’s creator. In 1996, Dr Nigel Roberts, from the island of Guernsey, co-created the .gg domain extension with a friend, but it was never intended to become associated with many of the world’s top gaming brands and platforms.

Good Game

If you’re a gamer, you’ve probably heard or seen the term ‘gg’. It’s a simple thing – it means ‘good game’, and it’s typically said when a match has ended. The more aggravating term is ‘gg ez’, which is known to have an unparalleled level of power over salty gamers worldwide.

When Dr. Roberts created the .gg domain extension in 1996, he did so because ‘all the other good two-letter codes were already taken’. He also created .je, but that hasn’t reached the lofty heights of the iconic ‘.gg’ extension. In the article by the BBC, Dr. Roberts explained that the popularity of the extension is great because it brings attention to Guerney, the island in the English Channel where the domain extension is registered.

Officially, it’s the top-level domain for the Bailiwick of Guernsey, so it’s used by sites operating within that region. However, as a result of the popularity of the term in the gaming world, it has become synonymous with gaming brands and platforms. It’s a similar story with .tv, which is best recognised for being the domain extension for Twitch. It’s tied to the Polynesian country of Tuvalu, which has a population of just 11,000, and it’s responsible for almost 9% of the government’s revenue.

Could you think of a better domain extension for the world of gaming? I couldn’t.

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