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.am

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Introduced  1994
Registry  AMNIC
Status  Active
TLD type  Country code top-level domain
Sponsor  ISOC-AM (local chapter of Internet Society)
Intended use  Entities connected with  Armenia

.am is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Armenia.

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Regulation

The registry for .am is operated by ISOC-AM, the local chapter of the Internet Society.

Regulatory notes:

  • Any person in the world can register a .am, .com.am, .net.am, .org.am domain for a fee.
  • Each domain name is subject to review. Generally each review takes 2 or 3 working days.
  • Armenian law prohibits its domain names from being used for spam, pornography, or terrorism sites.
  • The AM-NIC was moved over to IPv6 address compatibility in line with the global DNS system.
  • Unicode compatible names will not be instituted at AM-NIC until all issues related to IPv6 are resolved.
  • Usage in domain hacks

    Domains within the .am ccTLD enjoy popularity due to the connection to AM radio (similar to the .fm and .tv ccTLDs), and the ability to form English words ending in "am" — e.g. the mobile photo sharing service Instagram uses the Armenian domain name Instagr.am. The live video streaming service Stre.am uses the TLD to form their operative keyword, "Stream". American music artist and producer Will.I.Am uses the domain for his website. Such unconventional usage of TLDs in domain names are called domain hacks.

    Second top-level domain

    In 2014 a new top-level domain name was registered for Armenia, intended for domain names in the local language. The top-level domain is .հայ. It became active in 2016.

    References

    .am Wikipedia


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