.my DOMAIN REGISTRY (MYNIC): Criteria for the 2nd & 3rd level .my domain name






1. Registration is on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

2. Domain names must not:
• Already have been registered to another applicant or
• Be the subject of an application currently under consideration by MYNIC

3. Check domain availability using the MYNIC Whois Service

4. Domain name must be alphanumeric:
• At least 1 character, but no more than 40 characters.


• The characters may contain
the 26 letters [a-z] of the Roman alphabet,
the 10 digits [0-9] and
the character "-" (hyphen or dash).


5. The character "-" (hyphen or dash) can only be used as a separating element. It cannot be used as an initial or final character in a label.



Domain names MUST NOT:

1.  Contain country or state names or well-known names such as “Malaysia”, “Malacca”, “Johore”, etc, or the Bahasa Malaysia equivalents such as “Melaka”, “Johor”, etc.

2.  These domain names may only be applied by the relevant State authority, or persons who have been duly authorized by the relevant State authority. All applications and/or letters of authorization must originate from the State Secretary's (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri) Office of the relevant State.

3.  Contain words in either English or Bahasa Malaysia, that are sensitive to the main religions in Malaysia such as "Islam", "Buddha", "Hindu", "Christianity", etc.

4.  By themselves or as part of a label, be obscene, scandalous, indecent, offensive or contrary to Malaysian public norms.

5. By themselves or as part of a label, contain the words "bank" or "finance company" (or any derivative of the words in any language). Only parties who have the written consent of the Minister of Finance (MOF) pursuant to Section 15 of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA) may apply for these domain names.





1. You must ensure your domain name reflects and/or represents your own identity, which includes “legal” name (as per identity card), nickname, stage name, pseudonym and others.

2. Applicants will only be entitled to apply for a maximum of eight (8) personal domain names.

3.  You are not allowed to use other separating elements such as "_" (underscore), "&" (ampersand), "/" (oblique or slash), "." (dot or period), and " " (white space).



Registering on Behalf of a Minor

What is a minor?

A minor is someone below the age of 18 years.

  • Registrants for personal domain names are not allowed to register .name.my on behalf of other entities/individuals. However parents/guardians or immediate family members may apply on behalf of a minor who is below the age of 18 years as minors are not allowed to register .name.my personal domain name in their own capacity. PROVIDED ALWAYS that the minor and the parent/guardian/immediate family member concerned are Malaysian citizens and/or non-Malaysians residing in Malaysia.
  • The Agreement for Registration of Personal Domain Name is between MYNIC and the parent/guardian/immediate family member concerned, and the parent/guardian/immediate family member is fully responsible for the said .name.my domain name.
  • The .name.my personal domain name may be transferred to the minor upon his/her attainment of 18 years.


Choice of Domain Name Guidelines

  • Registrants agree and accept that MYNIC does not in any way encourage or condone registration and use domain names for cybersquatting, hoarding, speculative purposes, or any other abusive purpose ("abusive registration activities"). Registrants are not to encourage nor participate in abusive registration activities either for his/her own self purpose or for any third party.
  • MYNIC also reserves the right to suspend or terminate the .name.my personal domain name at any time with prior notice to the Registrant in the event MYNIC receives any official direction from any Malaysian regulatory or Government body.
  • MYNIC is the sole arbiter of domain names choice violations. However, as far as third party rights are concerned, it is not MYNIC’s duty nor responsibility to screen requested domain names to determine whether the use of a domain name by a Registrant may infringe upon the right(s) of a third party.
  • By applying for the domain name, the applicant certifies that certifies that, to his or her knowledge, the use of this name does not violate Malaysian trademarks, intellectual property, or other laws, and that the domain name is not being registered for any activities not permitted under any law of Malaysia.
  • Any disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular name are to be settled between the contending parties using normal legal methods. MYNIC does not act as arbiter of disputes.
  • For trademark related domain name disputes, these are governed by MYNIC's Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (MYDRP). Please click here for the FAQ on MYDRP.

NOTE: This document is subject to change by MYNIC from time to time without any prior written notice and You do agree with MYNIC Policy & Procedure HERE.


Please do also refer to ".my DOMAIN REGISTRY (MYNIC): Your Domain Name Selection" article.



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