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Antarctica Treaty comes into force

Antarctica Treaty came into force on 23 June 1961.

23 June, 1961

The Antarctica Treaty came into force on the 23rd of June 1961. As per the treaty, the southern-most continent has been demarcated as a site for scientific research only. All military activities on Antarctica have been banned.

By the way, Antarctica has its own Third-level Domain – .aq. Only the signatories of the treaty or people who live on the continent can avail of domain names on this TLD.

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