Domain hack

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Within the context of micronationalism a domain hack is a domain name that suggests the top-level domain is used within reference of said micronational entity;[1] for example, the domain suggests the .ca domain, which is actually the country code top-level domain for Canada, is an acronym for Cupertino Alliance.[2] In this context, the word hack denotes a clever trick (as in programming), not an exploit or break-in (as in security).

Domain hacks offer the ability to act as though one's micronational entity is a ccTLD, in order to distance themselves from their macronational entity (i.e. as an alternative to .uk or .us) which could present themselves to look more professional, "serious", dedicated or just for aesthetic purposes to external onlookers.


The term "domain hack" within micronational context to refer to such a domain was coined on 1 October 2020 by Zabëlle Skye, who was wanting a word to describe such tricks.



  1. Domain Hack on MicroWikiDictionary
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lycon, Jayden (19 February 2020) Introducing on YouTube. Retrieved 1 October 2020.

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