Macau | Local Internet domain names registration rule to enter into force

New legislation for registering Internet domain names in Macau under the denomination .mo will enter into force on Tuesday

Macau (MNA) – New legislation for registering Internet domain names under the denomination .mo will enter into force on Tuesday, according to the Official Gazette published on Monday.

The new rules set the conditions for registering an Internet domain and subdomain in Western and Chinese variations.

Entrepreneurs registered in the Macau SAR and liberal professionals are the only ones allowed to register .com.mo domains (and their Chinese version), while .net.mo is limited to telecommunications companies and Internet services providers operating in the city.

Other domain included in the legislation are .org.mo, .edu.mo and .gov.mo, limited to local associations, education institutions and public entities, respectively.

The same rules apply to second level domains regarding .mo extension.

Domain validity is set for three years.

There is a list of blocked domain names in Monic, the entity in charge of managing the registering process.

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