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.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

.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, including by the Minnesota Senate has a .mn website,[1] but such a use is neither recognized nor official in Minnesota. The .mn domain elsewhere outside 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.[citation needed]

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

Second top domain[edit]

.мон Domain Registry
Introduced 2012
TLD type Internationalized Domain Name
Status Active
Registry Datacom Co ,ltd
Intended use Mongolia Entities connected with Mongolia
Registration restrictions Datacom
DNS name xn--l1acc
Website http://мон.мон

In 2012 a new top domain was registered for Mongolia, intended for domain names in the local language. This top domain is .мон. Registrations for the domain opened in May 2014.[2] The first site http://мон.мон became active during that month.


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