On June 9, 2006, ICANN approved delegating the .ax top-level domain to the government of Åland.
The .ax domain was added to the root zone on June 21, 2006, and became active on August 15, 2006
An .ax domain name can be registered to a user who is a legal person, a business operator, an individual or other association.
Anyone who wishes to register an ax-domain name turns to any ax-registrar of their own choice.
After the 5 of September 2016, it is no longer only people living on Åland or Åland companies that can use an ax-domain.