|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Status||Active as of January 2009|
|Registry||Saipan DataCom, Inc.|
|Sponsor||Saipan DataCom, Inc.|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Northern Mariana Islands|
Marketed as a domain for sites usable on mobile devicesSometimes used where MP stands for Member of Parliament
|Registration restrictions||No registration restrictions; personal sites are hosted on registry's own servers and must be built using the chi.mp system, purchased domains have no restrictions|
|Structure||Registrations 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|
|Documents||Registration Agreement; Cancellation and Transfer policy|
|Dispute policies||UDRP Policy|
.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 the ISO 3166 specification for the Northern Mariana Islands.
Registration and hosting
There are some sites related to the Northern Mariana Islands in third-level domains under .gov.mp, .org.mp, and .co.mp which are not subject to the registry hosting rules, but there is no indication as to if or how any additional names of this sort may be registered.
Official registry site
Chi.mp's parent company Saipan DataCom has a long-term contract with the Northern Mariana Islands to run the service chi.mp, a content hub and identity management platform which provides .mp domains and websites. 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. The get.mp site is a bit defunct as the certificate is expired.
As of 2 October 2013[update] the chi.mp web site is defunct and has been since at least May 2013; however, the get.mp website is still actively promoting it. As of September 2015, get.mp is selling chi.mp for $20,000.00. Old free .mp registrations provided earlier by chi.mp were terminated without a notice.
Notes and references
- IANA .mp whois information
- .mp domain registration website
- Registry company info
- List of gov.mp, org.mp and co.mp domains in Google's index.