.chan was conceived by a group of anons from 8chan’s /cyber/ and /tech/ boards in late September of 2015.

The project is maintained by a group of volunteers and is governed democratically by users with registered domains.

On October 15th, 2015, .chan’s membership as an OpenNIC TLD was put to vote. On October 21st, 2015, the vote closed with 20 votes for and 2 against.

To find our more about how .chan is governed, read our charter.

To find answers to some common questions, read our FAQ.