The Full Wiki

.my: Wikis

  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

.my
.my
Introduced 1987
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Malaysia Network Information Centre (MYNIC)
Sponsor MIMOS Berhad
Intended use Entities connected with  Malaysia
Actual use Popular in Malaysia
Registration restrictions Malaysian presence required; various restrictions specific to different subdomains
Structure Registrations are available at third level beneath some second-level labels
Documents Registration; FAQs; Agreement for registration of domain name
Dispute policies Dispute Resolution Policy
Website MYNIC

.my is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Malaysia. The Malaysia Network Information Centre (MYNIC) is currently the registry and registrar for the domain, in charge of registration, billing, system administration, and policies and operation of the domain. MYNIC was previously a division of MIMOS Berhad, a research and development government corporation, before it was incorporated on May 24, 2006.

Contents

Domains

Domain naming convention

Registrations of .my domains are at the third-level under second-level names and, more recently, second-level domains. Therefore, .my domains are usually structured as exemplified below:

Previously, MYNIC only registered third level domain names. As such, MYNIC didn't register .my domains names such as:

  • www.example.com.my
  • example.example2.com.my
  • example.my

But this no longer appears to be the case. Previous exemptions in the third restriction were the official websites of MIMOS (mimos.my) and Jaring (jaring.my) (a former subsidiary of MIMOS).

Second-level domains

  • .com.my, for commercial organisations or activities.
  • .net.my, for network-related organisations or activities.
  • .org.my, for organisations or activities that do not fall under other categories.
  • .gov.my, for Malaysian government organisations only.
  • .edu.my, for Malaysian educational organisations only.
  • .sch.my, for Malaysian schools only.
  • .mil.my, for Malaysian military organisations only.
  • .name.my, for Malaysian individuals' personal use only.

The .name.my subdomain is specifically reserved for personal domains of individuals, and registrations in all other subdomains are restricted to companies and organisations.

Third-level domains and restrictions

Registers are free to define the names of their domain names in any romanised form including those written in English, Malay, pinyin and romanised Tamil. However, MYNIC restricts the use of certain names, including:

  • Country or state names, or well-known names, such as "Malaysia", "Melaka" or "Johore", which may only be applied by the relevant State authority, or individuals who have been authorised by the relevant State authority.
  • Terms sensitive to the main religions in Malaysia, such as "Islam", "Buddha", "Hindu" or "Christianity".
  • Words that are "obscene, scandalous, indecent, offensive or contrary to Malaysian public norms."
  • "Bank" or "finance company" (or any derivative of the words), unless consent is obtained from the Minister of Finance, pursuant to Section 15 of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989.

External links


.my
Introduced 1987
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Malaysia Network Information Centre (MYNIC)
Sponsor MIMOS Berhad
Intended use Entities connected with  Malaysia
Actual use Popular in Malaysia
Registration restrictions Malaysian presence required; various restrictions specific to different subdomains
Structure Registrations are available at third level beneath some second-level labels
Documents Registration; FAQs; Agreement for registration of domain name
Dispute policies Dispute Resolution Policy
Website MYNIC

.my is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Malaysia. The Malaysia Network Information Centre (MYNIC) is currently the registry and registrar for the domain, in charge of registration, billing, system administration, and policies and operation of the domain. MYNIC was previously a division of MIMOS Berhad, a research and development government corporation, before it was incorporated on May 24, 2006.

Contents

Domains

Domain naming convention

Registrations of .my domains are at the third-level under second-level names and, more recently, second-level domains. Therefore, .my domains are usually structured as exemplified below:

In the early days, MYNIC accepted second level domain name but this practice was later abandoned in favour of only registering third level domain names as they grew in popularity.[1] As such, MYNIC didn't register .my domains names such as:

  • www.example.com.my
  • example.example2.com.my
  • example.my

Existing second level domain names remained, for example MIMOS (mimos.my) and Jaring (jaring.my) (a former subsidiary of MIMOS).

However in response to the increased demand and global use of second level domain names, public registrations were reopened on 25 March 2008.[2][3]

Second-level domains

  • .com.my, for commercial organisations or activities.
  • .net.my, for network-related organisations or activities.
  • .org.my, for organisations or activities that do not fall under other categories.
  • .gov.my, for Malaysian government organisations only.
  • .edu.my, for Malaysian educational organisations only.
  • .sch.my, for Malaysian schools only.
  • .mil.my, for Malaysian military organisations only.
  • .name.my, for Malaysian individuals' personal use only.

The .name.my subdomain is specifically reserved for personal domains of individuals, and registrations in all other subdomains are restricted to companies and organisations.

Third-level domains and restrictions

Registers are free to define the names of their domain names in any romanised form including those written in English, Malay, pinyin and romanised Tamil. However, MYNIC restricts the use of certain names, including:

  • Country or state names, or well-known names, such as "Malaysia", "Melaka" or "Johore", which may only be applied by the relevant State authority, or individuals who have been authorised by the relevant State authority.
  • Terms sensitive to the main religions in Malaysia, such as "Islam", "Buddha", "Hindu" or "Christianity".
  • Words that are "obscene, scandalous, indecent, offensive or contrary to Malaysian public norms."
  • "Bank" or "finance company" (or any derivative of the words), unless consent is obtained from the Minister of Finance, pursuant to Section 15 of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989.

References

External links

krc:.my

Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also my, , m’y, My, Mỹ, and MY

Translingual

Etymology

Wikipedia-logo.png
Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

. + ISO 3166-1 country code for Malaysia, my.

Abbreviation

.my

  1. The ccTLD for Malaysia as assigned by the IANA.


Country code top-level domains
Active:  .ac  .ad  .ae  .af  .ag  .ai  .al  .am  .an  .ao  .aq  .ar  .as  .at  .au  .aw  .ax  .az  .ba  .bb  .bd  .be  .bf  .bg  .bh  .bi  .bj  .bm  .bn  .bo  .br  .bs  .bt  .bw  .by  .bz  .ca  .cc  .cd  .cf  .cg  .ch  .ci  .ck  .cl  .cm  .cn  .co  .cr  .cu  .cv  .cx  .cy  .cz  .de  .dj  .dk  .dm  .do  .dz  .ec  .ee  .eg  .er  .es  .et  .eu  .fi  .fj  .fk  .fm  .fo  .fr  .ga  .gd  .ge  .gf  .gg  .gh  .gi  .gl  .gm  .gn  .gp  .gq  .gr  .gs  .gt  .gu  .gw  .gy  .hk  .hm  .hn  .hr  .ht  .hu  .id  .ie  .il  .im  .in  .io  .iq  .ir  .is  .it  .je  .jm  .jo  .jp  .ke  .kg  .kh  .ki  .km  .kn  .kp  .kr  .kw  .ky  .kz  .la  .lb  .lc  .li  .lk  .lr  .ls  .lt  .lu  .lv  .ly  .ma  .mc  .md  .me  .mg  .mh  .mk  .ml  .mm  .mn  .mo  .mp  .mq  .mr  .ms  .mt  .mu  .mv  .mw  .mx  .my  .mz  .na  .nc  .ne  .nf  .ng  .ni  .nl  .no  .np  .nr  .nu  .nz  .om  .pa  .pe  .pf  .pg  .ph  .pk  .pl  .pn  .pr  .ps  .pt  .pw  .py  .qa  .re  .ro  .rs  .ru  .rw  .sa  .sb  .sc  .sd  .se  .sg  .sh  .si  .sk  .sl  .sm  .sn  .sr  .st  .su  .sv  .sy  .sz  .tc  .td  .tf  .tg  .th  .tj  .tk  .tl  .tm  .tn  .to  .tr  .tt  .tv  .tw  .tz  .ua  .ug  .uk  .us  .uy  .uz  .va  .vc  .ve  .vg  .vi  .vn  .vu  .wf  .ws  .ye  .za  .zm  .zw

Reserved/unassigned:  .um  .bl  .eh  .mf       Allocated/unused:  .bv  .gb  .pm  .sj  .so  .yt       Phaseout:  .tp  .yu       Deleted/retired:  .bu  .cs  .dd .zr

See also: Generic top-level domains







Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message