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Introduced 1996
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
Actual use

Marketed as a domain for sites usable on mobile devices

Sometimes used where MP stands for Member of Parliament
Registration restrictions No registration restrictions; 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 and Service Agreement; Cancellation and Transfer policy
Dispute policies UDRP Dispute Resolution Policy
Registry Website get.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 October 2015 get.mp is offering chi.mp for sale for $20,000.00.[5]

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