|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|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.
- IANA .hm whois information
- .hm domain registration website
- Official Australia government site about Heard & Mcdonald Islands, heardisland.aq
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