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IntroducedOctober 22, 1996
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive as of January 2009
RegistrySaipan DataCom, Inc.
SponsorSaipan DataCom, Inc.
Intended useEntities connected with  Northern Mariana Islands
Actual useMarketed as a domain for sites usable on mobile devices; sometimes used where MP stands for Member of Parliament
Registration restrictionsNo registration restrictions; purchased domains have no restrictions
StructureRegistrations are directly at second level; there are a few sites related to the Northern Mariana Islands in third level domains under such second level names as .gov.mp and .org.mp
DocumentsRegistration and Service Agreement; Cancellation and Transfer policy
Dispute policiesUDRP Dispute Resolution Policy
Registry websiteget.mp

.mp is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Northern Mariana Islands. There are a few sites related to the Northern Mariana Islands in this domain (such as governmental sites under .gov.mp and a few sites in .org.mp and .co.mp). The get.mp site allows users to register and manage .mp domains. The .mp name comes from ISO 3166[1] which specifies MP as the two letter designation for the Northern Mariana Islands.

Official registry site[edit]

Domain name registry services for .mp domains are operated by Saipan DataCom, a local ISP.[2][3] Domains with four or more characters may be purchased for $20. Premium domains under four characters range in price, with two-character domains running $5,000 for a three-year registration. There are some sites related to the Northern Mariana Islands under third-level domains .gov.mp and .co.mp.

Whois services[edit]

The MP Domain does not have public whois services available. Saipan DataCom will provide whois data in cases of potential trademark infringement.[4] Although ICANN documents specify whois.nic.mp[3] as of July 2018 this host does not resolve.


Saipan DataCom formerly operated chi.mp, a content hub and identity management platform providing .mp domains and websites. Old free .mp registrations provided earlier by chi.mp were terminated without a notice and the chi.mp web site has been defunct since at least May 2013[citation needed]. As of August 2021 get.mp is offering chi.mp for sale for $20,000.00.[5] Mailchimp uses .mp as a domain hack (mailchi.mp) to redirect to its main website.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Domain Name System Structure and Delegation".
  2. ^ "Saipan.Com - The CNMI's First and Best ISP [Main]". www.saipan.com. Retrieved Feb 22, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "IANA — .mp Domain Delegation Data" 2009-05-21
  4. ^ "Privacy a top priority in Saipan DataCom’s .mp top-level domain", Saipian Tribune, Nov 05 2004
  5. ^ "DotMP".

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