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Introduced  1994
Status  Active
TLD type  Country code top-level domain
Registry  ZAMNET Communication Systems Ltd.
Sponsor  ZAMNET Communication Systems Ltd.
Intended use  Entities connected with  Zambia

.zm is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Zambia. Registrants of .zm domains must "have a presence in Zambia".

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Second-level domains

Registrants are required to register domains at the third level under an existing second-level domain (SLD). There are eight second-level domains:

  • ac.zm: Academic institutions
  • co.zm: Commercial entities
  • com.zm: Commercial entities
  • edu.zm: Academic institutions
  • gov.zm: Government
  • net.zm: Networks
  • org.zm: Non-commercial organizations
  • sch.zm: Schools
  • The designations above are assumed based on observed practices and standard conventions, as ZAMNET (the ccTLD registry) do not maintain online documentation codifying this. Most entities will generally register either a .co.zm or .org.zm domain, if they choose to use the ccTLD rather than a generic top-level domain.

    The one documented exception to the requirement to register at the third level is that "registered ISPs" may register at the second level—e.g., zamnet.zm. However, there are several undocumented variances to this rule—e.g., the Bank of Zambia's domain is boz.zm. The Regulator Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority ZICTA is zicta.zm

    Registrars

    The .com.zm, .edu.zm and .net.zm SLDs are administered by CopperNET Solutions, while all other .zm domains are registered through ZAMNET.

    References

    .zm Wikipedia


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