A Humorous Look Into Internet Country Codes

Comedians Jay Foreman and Mark Cooper-Jones of Map Men took an amusing look at the origin of internet country codes, how they were assigned, and how they are being used in the current day. They also shared a truly informative top-level domain (TLD) map from Nominet.

Have you ever stopped to think why the two-letter country codes in the world’s websites are what they are? We have*, and it turns out it’s a fascinating tale with a lovely detailed map to stare at.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.