I/ THE CREATION OF A DOMAIN NAME

1) Application for the creation of a domain name

Reminder: Applications under the root ".mc" are reserved exclusively for the Monegasque companies listed on the Register of Commerce and Industry of Monaco

Applications for the creation of a domain name of the " .mc " zone must be done using standard form. This form concern the applicant and the registrar. These document should be sent to the Direction des Communications Electroniques - NIC MONACO, duly filled out and signed.

APPLICATION FORM FOR CREATION OF A DOMAIN NAME (Format PDF)

2) Processing of applications for new domain names

The process of registering a domain name is started by NIC Monaco upon receipt of an application form. If the file is incomplete (See: Lack of supporting documents required), unsigned, or does not conform to the naming policy, a notice of deficiency is sent to the applicant.

Any illegible application is rejected. Therefore NIC MONACO recommends to type the information onto the form.

The process of registration and activation of a domain name typically takes 5-10 business days, if no irregularity is found by Direction of Electronic Communications

The last step in the creation of domain names is to inform applicants and registrars.


3) Documents to be enclosed to the application

Form must be sent together with additional documents, according to the type of application :

  1. In the case of a company or an organization, the application must imperatively contain an extract from the Register of Trade and Industry less than 3 months old. The requested domain name must conform to the company's name or logos mentioned in the extract. These names are registered under " .mc ".

  2. In the case of a registered trademark, the application must imperatively contain a certificate of identity of registration or copy of the official title delivered by the Intellectual Property Division of the " Direction de l’Expansion Economique ". Concerning international trademark designating Monaco, a certificate of registration of the World Intellectual Property Organization must be enclosed to the application. These names will be registered under " .tm.mc ".

  3. In the case of an association, the application must imperatively contain a copy of the publication in the Journal de Monaco, a receipt of the statement or the ministerial decree authorizing it. These names will be registered under " .asso.mc ".



II/ MODIFICATIONS TO DOMAINE NAMES

Applications for the modification of a domain name of the ".mc " zone must be done using standard forms and sent to the "Direction des Communications Electroniques - NIC MONACO", duly filled out and signed.

There are several scenarios:

  • For a transfer of a domain name

    This is a change of registrar. A transfer does not involve a change in ownership of a domain name and does not necessarily mean a change of DNS.

    If there are no irregularities, processing this application generally takes 5-10 business days following receipt of the form. The owner is reminded that he must inform his old registrar in writing of this operation.

    The form to use is:
APPLICATION FORM FOR TRANSFERING A DOMAIN NAME (Format PDF)


  • For a transmission of a domaine name

    This means the transfer of the domain name to a new owner.

    CAUTION: To approve this transfer, the new owner must comply with the requirements of Naming Policy and the two owners (Cf: the old and new) must jointly sign the form.

    If there are no irregularities, processing this application generally takes 5-10 business days following receipt of the form.

    The form to use is:
APPLICATION FORM FOR TRANSMISSION OF A DOMAIN NAME (Format PDF)


  • For changing name servers AND/OR IP addresses

    These mean that the nameserver AND/OR IP addresses associated with them must be modified in the registry area of naming ".mc".

    If there are no irregularities, processing this application generally takes 5-10 business days following receipt of the form.

    The form to use is:
APPLICATION FORM FOR MODIFICATION ON NAMESERVER (Format PDF)


  • For a modification of administrative informations

    This is to inform the NIC Monaco on a modification of administrative data of the applicant or hosting provider or registrar or the administrative contact or technical contact.

    If there are no irregularities, processing this application generally takes 5-10 business days following receipt of the form.

    The form to use is:
APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE DATA (Format PDF)


III/ DELETION OF DOMAIN NAMES IN THE DNS REGISTRY

Deletion of a domain name can be done :

  • On a specific request of an owner

    Any domain's owner who don't want to keep a domain name must inform the Direction des Communications Electroniques using the form below.
    If there is no irregularity, processing this application generally takes 5 to 10 business days following receipt of the form.
APPLICATION FORM FOR SUPPRESSION OF A DOMAIN NAME IN THE REGISTRY (Format PDF)


  • By unilateral decision of the Direction des Communications Electroniques, as soon as the following conditions are made :

    • No legal existence of the owner for 2 years.
    • No activity with the domain name on the same period.
    • Nic Monaco has not been warned of any transmission of the domain name for the last two years.