Register Country-Code (ccTLD) Domains
Some, but not all, countries have opened up their ccTLD registration to people from other nations. Some of these domains have even been marketed to the American public as "generic." Ever heard one of those radio commercials for .tv registration? If so, you know what we mean. That .tv is actually the ccTLD for Tuvalu!
Here are some ccTLDs commonly marketed to the US and the countries to which these were initially assigned (plus links to the registries, just in case you wanted one of these domains all for yourself):
There is a wealth of other ccTLDs out there, too. If you are interested in any other ccTLD domains, you will probably find it helpful to visit Norid's list of domain registries around the world for a complete list of ccTLDs and the registries that license them. Please contact each individual country's NIC for its procedures, terms and conditions.