.hm

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.hm
Introduced 1997
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active*
Registry HM Domain Registry
Sponsor HM Domain Registry
Intended use Entities connected with  Heard and McDonald Islands
Actual use Not very much used, new registrations not possible
Structure Permitted directly at second level
Website HM Domain Registry

.hm is an Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD). Ostensibly, the domain is reserved for the Heard and McDonald Islands, islands in the southern Indian Ocean. The islands have no population or Internet infrastructure, and Australia (the country with sovereignty over the islands) uses Antarctica's domain, .aq, for the Heard and McDonald Islands' official Web site, HeardIsland.aq. Australia has instead outsourced registry of the .hm domain to PacNames, a company in Dickson. In 2013, registration and the WHOIS servers for the TLD ceased to function. As of July 2014, neither registration, renewal or WHOIS appear to be working.

There has been limited use of this top-level domain, most of it unrelated in any way to the Heard and McDonald Islands. Registration is directly at the second level.

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