.mn

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.mn
.mn Domain Registry
Introduced 1995
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry .MN Registry
Sponsor .MN Registry, Datacom
Intended use Entities connected with  Mongolia
Actual use Gets a good deal of use in Mongolia and some elsewhere (including Minnesota)
Registration restrictions Individual registrants must be over 18 years old; no other restrictions
Structure Registrations are directly at second level
Documents Registration Agreement
Dispute policies UDRP
Website .mn domain name registry
DNSSEC yes

.mn is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Mongolia. It is administered by .MN Registry, Datacom. The domain name is composed of the consonants in the first syllable of the country name. The .MN registry is operated under the thick registry model. Administrative, Billing, Technical and Registrant contacts are required. The Redemption Grace Period (RGP) is available for .MN domains.

The following second-level domains registration for free to qualifying entities:

  • .gov.mn - government institutions
  • .edu.mn - educational institutions
  • .org.mn - non-profit organizations

The .mn domain name has been used to represent the state of Minnesota, but it is not universally recognized. The .mn domain elsewhere outside of Mongolia is used primarily as a domain hack, for example vita.mn (a play on vitamin). Another example is cart.mn (a play on the South Park character Eric Cartman, which redirects to www.southparkstudios.com.) It is also used by various micronations.

.MN Registry signed its zone with DNSSEC, a security technology for the Domain Name System on 18 November 2010.

Second top domain[edit]

.мон
Introduced 2012
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Inactive
Intended use Mongolia Entities connected with Mongolia

In 2012 a new top domain was registered for Mongolia, intended for domain names in the local language. This top domain is .мон. It is not introduced yet (as of June 2012).

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