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.mn
.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
DNSSEC yes
Registry 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 .mn domain name has been used to represent the U.S. state of Minnesota; an example is the Minnesota Senate ([1]) but such use is not official in the state. 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]

The following second-level domains registration for free to qualifying entities:

  • .gov.mn - government institutions
  • .edu.mn - educational institutions
  • .org.mn - non-profit organizations

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

Second top domain[edit]

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][3] the first site http://мон.мон became active during that month.

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