.my

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.my
.my
Introduced1987
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryMalaysia Network Information Centre (MYNIC Berhad)
Intended useEntities connected with  Malaysia
Actual usePopular in Malaysia
Registration restrictionsMalaysian presence required; various restrictions specific to different subdomains
StructureRegistrations are available at third level beneath some second-level labels
DocumentsRegistration; FAQs; Agreement for registration of domain name
Dispute policiesDispute Resolution Policy
WebsiteMYNIC
DNSSECyes
 
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.my
.my
Introduced1987
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryMalaysia Network Information Centre (MYNIC Berhad)
Intended useEntities connected with  Malaysia
Actual usePopular in Malaysia
Registration restrictionsMalaysian presence required; various restrictions specific to different subdomains
StructureRegistrations are available at third level beneath some second-level labels
DocumentsRegistration; FAQs; Agreement for registration of domain name
Dispute policiesDispute Resolution Policy
WebsiteMYNIC
DNSSECyes

.my is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Malaysia. The Malaysia Network Information Centre (MYNIC) is currently the registry and registrar for the domain, in charge of registration, billing, system administration, and policies and operation of the domain. MYNIC was previously a division of MIMOS Berhad, a research and development government corporation, before it was incorporated on 24 May 2006.

Domains[edit]

Domain naming convention[edit]

Registrations of .my domains are at the third-level under second-level names and, more recently, second-level domains. Therefore, .my domains are usually structured as exemplified below:

In the early days, MYNIC accepted second level domain name but this practice was later abandoned in favour of registering only third level domain names as they grew in popularity.[1] As such, MYNIC did not register .my domains names such as:

Existing second level domain names remained, for example MIMOS (mimos.my) and Jaring (jaring.my) (a former subsidiary of MIMOS).

However in response to the increased demand and global use of second level domain names, public registrations were reopened on 25 March 2008.[2][3]

Second-level domains[edit]

The .name.my subdomain is specifically reserved for personal domains of individuals, and registrations in all other subdomains are restricted to companies and organisations.

Third-level domains and restrictions[edit]

Registers are free to define the names of their domain names in any romanised form including those written in English, Malay, pinyin and romanised Tamil. However, MYNIC restricts the use of certain names, including:

International TLD[edit]

On 6 July 2011, an application was made using the IDN Fast Track process to have the string “.مليسيا” or Maleesya in Jawi script approved as a second domain name.[4] The domain name was later accepted.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAQ - Policies and Procedures related to 2LD Priority Entry Period". Mynic.net.my. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Public Announcements : Welcome To .my DOMAIN REGISTRY - Internet Identity For All". Domainregistry.my. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "FAQ - Policies and Procedures related to 2LD Priority Entry Period". Mynic.net.my. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Delegation of the مليسيا domain representing Malaysia in Arabic". Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Archived from the original on 2013-06-18. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Delegation Record for .مليسيا". Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 

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