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1) Application to create a domain name


Applications to create domain names with the suffix " .mc " must be made using the standard form. This form is for use by both applicants and registrars. The document must be completed, signed and sent to NIC Monaco at the Direction des Plateformes et des Ressources Numériques.

>>Download the form (PDF)

Applications submitted by email to nic@gouv.mc will be processed more quickly.

2)Processing of domain name creation applications


NIC Monaco begins processing the application to create a domain name upon receiving the completed form. If the application is incomplete (e.g. if mandatory supporting documents are missing), unsigned or does not comply with standard requirements, the applicant will be notified by email.

Any illegible application will be rejected.

The applicant or registrar will receive notification of the application’s status within 10 days.

3) Documents to be provided with all applications to create a domain name


  1. For companies or organisations, the application must be accompanied by a transcript from the Trade & Industry Register dated within the last three months. The domain name requested must match the company name or a brand name referenced in the transcript.
    Each entity may register up to a maximum of five names listed in the Trade & Industry Register.


  2. For trademarks or service marks, the application must be accompanied by a certificate identifying the mark or a copy of the official document issued by the Intellectual Property Division of the Direction de l'Expansion Economique. For international marks designating Monaco, a registration certificate from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) must be attached to the application.


  3. For associations, the application must be accompanied by a copy of the publication in the Journal de Monaco (official Gazette of Monaco), the receipt acknowledging that the association has been formally declared to the authorities, or the Ministerial Decree authorising the association’s creation.

Applications to change domain names must be made using the same standard form and sent to NIC Monaco.
In this case, the form should indicate the domain name and the changes concerned (there is no need to complete the form in full). The form must always be signed.

There are several possible changes :

  • Registrar transfer

    This means transferring a domain name to a different registrar. It does not necessarily entail a change of domain name owner (registrant) or a change to the DNS.

    The domain name owner must inform his previous registrar about this operation.

  • Regsitrant transfer

    This means transferring the domain name to a new owner.

    The new registrant must satisfy the rules for allocation of domain names. In this case, the form must be accompanied by a letter confirming that the previous registrant wishes to transfer the domain name to the new registrant.

  • DNS server changes

    This means providing notice that the DNS servers (indicate IP addresses for GLUE type servers) hosting your domain have changed

  • Change to a contact or their details for a domain name

    Indicate the new contact or their new name and full address.


The applicant or registrar will receive notification of the application’s status within 10 days.

A domain name can be cancelled, either :

  • At the express request of the registrant

    Any registrant who no longer wishes to use a domain name must inform NIC Monaco using the standard form.
  • By unilateral decision of the Direction des Plateformes et des Ressources Numériques, where the following conditions are met :

    • The registrant has legally ceased to exist for at least two years.
    • The domain name has been inactive on the same period.
    • NIC Monaco has received no notice that the domain name has been transferred in the last two years.