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Introduced 1987
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Malaysia Network Information Centre (MYNIC Berhad)
Intended use Entities connected with  Malaysia
Actual use Popular in Malaysia
Registration restrictions Malaysian presence required; various restrictions specific to different subdomains
Structure Registrations are available at third level beneath some second-level labels
Documents Registration; FAQs; Agreement for registration of domain name
Dispute policies Dispute Resolution Policy
Website MYNIC

.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.


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:

  • www.example.com.my
  • example.example2.com.my
  • example.my

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]

  • .com.my, for commercial organisations or activities.
  • .net.my, for network-related organisations or activities.
  • .org.my, for organisations or activities that do not fall under other categories.
  • .gov.my, for Malaysian government organisations only.
  • .edu.my, for Malaysian educational organisations only.
  • .mil.my, for Malaysian military organisations only.
  • .name.my, for Malaysian individuals' personal use only.

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:

  • Country or state names, or well-known names, such as "Malaysia", "Melaka" or "Johore", which may only be applied by the relevant State authority, or individuals who have been authorised by the relevant State authority.
  • Terms sensitive to the main religions in Malaysia, such as "Islam", "Buddha", "Hindu" or "Christianity".
  • Words that are "obscene, scandalous, indecent, offensive or contrary to Malaysian public norms."
  • "Bank" or "finance company" (or any derivative of the words), unless consent is obtained from the Minister of Finance, pursuant to Section 15 of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989.

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]


  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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