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It appears to be back up and running -- Al™ 13:39, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

It was never down. -Henry W. Schmitt 20:13, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

It's down, or at least just returning the standard test page that installs with the Apache webserver. Oddly, the version without the www. prefix is unaffected. -- 05:15, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

I too noticed this today. I think the faux-registry site was just cleared, so it's a blank slate now. I think is pointing to the directory and is pointing to the .um directory. -Henry W. Schmitt 05:47, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

That's weird...[edit]

Anyone notice a glaring similarity in design between and (other than the minor detail that the Isle of Man site actually works)? It's as if someone had haphazardly copied much from the .im site, including the web text and much of the terms and conditions. --carlb 02:19, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I noticed this yesterday and emailed Bill Manning. I run a Jarvis Island website and I have contacted him in the past regarding getting a .um but he said not at this time. I hope registrations don't open to the public. -Henry W. Schmitt 03:31, 5 September 2007 (UTC) lists a set of third-level .um domains:,,,,,,,
Most likely nonsense. I'm presuming this list was stolen from as using PLC for a private limited company suggests that whomever wrote this is speaking English, not speaking American.
If this were real, though, I'd suggest that be added to the list of names to be third-level. Otherwise, the first webforum to request this gets it, to the detriment of all others. -- 06:45, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
I would hope that only websites pertaining to United States Minor Outlying Islands would be permitted to these domains, wouldn't you think? -Henry W. Schmitt 06:49, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
The policies seems to vary from one TLD to another. Indeed a .us site has to be American, a .ca has to be Canadian, but .as seems to keep turning up on Norwegian private limited company sites where A/S is their .inc; No idea if there ever was an policy on .um registration as there's nothing there. Isle of Man registry is open to all, so if they ripped off the .im site text, then it would give the (misleading) impression of being wide-open. --carlb 07:05, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
Well no one currently lives or is even allowed to live on any of the USMOI. One has to live in Canada to have a .ca, United States for .us, etc. However many other cctlds allow anybody to register their tlds. Although technically it is a cctld, i see it as more along the lines of .gov or .edu; you have to be government or a school to register those. -Henry W. Schmitt 20:14, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
.aq might be a closer parallel to what you're looking for? -- 22:32, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
That is an excellent example, thank you. -Henry W. Schmitt 22:44, 7 September 2007 (UTC)


The article says at two points that United States Minor Outlying Islands Registry administrates it, then later it says that Bill Banning is. If one of those statements is incorrect, then please change it in the article; if both are correct, please add some clarification to the article for non-experts like me. ~ MD Otley (talk) 20:19, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

I think Bill Manning operates it under the "USMOI Registry" name. Like he's in charge of it but operates it under another name. -Henry W. Schmitt 23:24, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Update: I just found this page, which states: USMIR is a company formed by some of the original creators of the TLD system, including this TLD. We have operated .UM since its inception. In 2006, we left USC/ISI and incorporated as an independent company. --Henry W. Schmitt 01:52, 26 October 2007 (UTC)[edit]

On most of the (unused) .um addresses, a placeholder ( address returns "You reached this site by quering for a domain that may not yet be registered. Greetings Copyright 2006,2008, USMIR llc. REGISTRATION is OPEN." A few .um's, however, return, an unroutable loopback address. These include and,,,,, Not sure what's happening there. Has anyone found any .um's that resolve to something unique and useful yet? --carlb (talk) 19:44, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

linkspam registrations[edit]

Looks like co. and hotel. (.um) are both parked as linkspam already. Pity to see the domain speculators infest uninhabited territory before anything legit is there. Is virtual guano worth mining? --carlb (talk) 01:14, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

no info about UMMOA , Cesedian root dns service, ecc ?[edit]

I mean UMMOA and Cesedian ... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:21, 2 February 2012 (UTC)