In 1998, the Government of Monaco handed responsibility for managing domain names in the Principality to the "Direction des Plateformes et des Ressources Numériques".

By Sovereign Ordinance n°2,555 of 11 January 2010, amended by the Sovereign Ordinance of 26 January 2011, amended by Sovereign Ordinance n°7,013 of 20 July 2018, the Direction des Plateformes et des Ressources Numériques was appointed to create an official domain name registry authority for the ccTLD " .mc ". This authority is called the NIC Monaco.

NIC Monaco runs the domain name registry for the geographical zone .mc and the sub-domains .asso.mc, .tm.mc, .avocat.mc, .architectes.mc, .comptables-agrees.mc, .experts-comptables.mc, .notaire.mc and .dentiste.mc.

As the official country code registry for .mc, it handles applications to create or modify domain names submitted by registrars or domain name holders.
It also operates and maintains the technical DNS infrastructure and guarantees internet access to these domain names.