.am is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Armenia.
The registry for .am is operated by ISOC-AM
, the local chapter of the Internet Society
- Except for reserved names like .com.am, .net.am, .org.am and others, any person in the world can register a .am domain for a fee.
- Each domain name is subject to review. Generally each review takes 2 or 3 working days.
- For religious reasons, Armenian law prohibits its domain names from being used for obscene sites.
- The AM-NIC is moving 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
The domain name is popular (and thus economically valuable) due to it being a mnemonic
for AM radio
(other similar ccTLDs are .fm
). Such unconventional usage of TLDs
in domain names are known as domain hacks
The domain-hacked name i.am has also been used for a popular hosting service, although it (and similar "two-letter word" hacks) is now owned by a third-party registration business.