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.am

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

Regulation

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

Regulatory notes:

  • 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, .tv, .cd, .dj and .mu). 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.

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