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|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Sponsor||ISOC-AM (local chapter of Internet Society)|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Armenia|
|Actual use||Still used largely in Armenia despite being marketed as global domain|
|Registration restrictions||Some generic names reserved; registry reserves right to revoke registrations due to spam, obscenity, or other illegal or immoral activity|
|Structure||Registrations permitted directly at second level|
|Documents||AM TLD policy|
- Any person in the world can register a .am, .com.am, .net.am, .org.am domain for a fee.
- Each domain name is subject to review. Generally each review takes 2 or 3 working days.
- Armenian law prohibits its domain names from being used for spam, pornography, or terrorism sites.
- The AM-NIC was moved over to IPv6 address compatibility in line with the global DNS system.
- Unicode compatible names will not be instituted at AM-NIC until all issues related to IPv6 are resolved.
Usage in domain hacks
Domains within the .am ccTLD enjoy popularity due to the connection to AM radio (similar to the .fm and .tv ccTLDs), and the ability to form English words ending in "am" — e.g. the mobile photo sharing service Instagram uses the Armenian domain name Instagr.am. American music artist and producer Will.I.Am uses the domain for his website. Financial company J. P. Morgan also uses a .am domain to stand for "Assessment Management". Such unconventional usage of TLDs in domain names are called domain hacks.
- IANA .am whois information
- Armenia Network Information Centre
- Registrar.AM - .AM Domains Online Registration