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In today's world, .my is a topic of great interest and relevance. Whether in the political, social, cultural or scientific field, .my has captured the attention of people of all ages and from different parts of the world. As .my continues to be the subject of debate and analysis, it is important to understand its impact on our society and the world at large. In this article, we will explore different aspects of .my, from its origin to its possible implications for the future. We will also examine the various perspectives and opinions that exist around .my, with the aim of offering a comprehensive and complete vision of this topic that is so relevant today.
Introduced8 June 1987
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryMalaysia Network Information Centre (MYNIC Berhad)
SponsorMalaysia Network Information Centre
Intended useEntities connected with  Malaysia
Actual usePopular in Malaysia
Registered domains317,532 (2022-11-30)
Registration restrictionsMalaysian presence required; various restrictions specific to different subdomains
StructureRegistrations are available at third level beneath some second-level labels
DocumentsRegistration; FAQs; Agreement for registration of domain name
Dispute policiesDispute Resolution Policy
Registry websiteMYNIC

.my is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Malaysia. MYNIC is the agency responsible for the domain, and is under the Ministry of Digital and regulated by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

MYNIC administers the name space for .my, as well as its subdomains: .com.my, .org.my, .net.my, .biz.my, .coop.my, .edu.my, .gov.my, .mil.my, and .name.my. This involves the registration of domain names as well as the maintenance and operation of a domain name registry (a central database for .my domain names).

Second-level global relaunch

On 20 June 2024 the .my TLD will relaunch and will be available for any natural or legal person worldwide, dropping the Malaysian presence requirement. MYNIC partnered with Tucows Registry Services for technical operation of the TLD and Internet Naming Co. for marketing the TLD and its relaunch. For this relaunch the domain lifecycle and registration agreement was updated to align more with generic TLDs. All SLDs will be unaffected by this and thus continue to have a local presence requirement.


In addition, MYNIC holds the responsibility of developing top level domain policies, and carries out research projects such as:

  • IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6)
  • DNSSEC (Domain Name Server Security Extensions)
  • ENUM (Telephone Number Mapping)
  • Anycast and IDN (Internationalised Domain Names)
  • Promoting and training activities for the usage of the technologies above


  • Registering a .my domain name
  • Modifying a record of a domain name already registered with MYNIC
  • Deleting a domain name already registered with MYNIC
  • Transferring a domain name already registered with MYNIC
  • Searching for a domain name already registered with MYNIC
  • News and information on the latest MYNIC policies for the .my domain
  • Provision of a platform for dispute resolution between the registrant of a .my domain name and a third party

Chief executive officer

The following have been CEOs of MYNIC:

  • Shariya Haniz Binti Zulkifli (1 August 2006 – 30 October 2010)
  • Tengku Intan Narqiah Binti Tengku Othman (1 February – 21 December 2011)
  • Muhammad Ikmaluddin Bin Ismail (3 September 2012 – 4 February 2013)
  • YBhg. Datuk Hasnul Fadhly Bin Hasan (8 October 2013 – present)

Domain name categories

MYNIC administers nine (9) domain name categories, namely:

1) .my for Malaysian individuals and organizations
2) .com.my for commercial organisation/activities
3) .net.my for network-related organisations/activities
4) .org.my for organisations/activities which do not qualify for other categories
5) .edu.my for Malaysian educational organisations only
6) .gov.my for Malaysian government organisations only
7) .mil.my for Malaysian military organisations only
8) .name.my for Malaysian individuals' personal use only
9) .biz.my for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
10) coop.my for Malaysian co-operatives only


  1. ^ "Statistics". MYNIC. 19 December 2022. Archived from the original on 19 December 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  2. ^ norfaiqah (1 May 2024). "MYNIC - The Official Registry for .MY Domain Names". MYNIC. Retrieved 3 June 2024.
  3. ^ "MYNIC Berhad – i choose .MY » About Us". MYNIC. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  4. ^ "MYNIC Berhad – i choose .MY » about domain". MYNIC. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "MYNIC Provides 20,000 '.biz.my' Domain Names Under PRIME to Grow Malaysian Online Businesses". StarPicks. The Star. Malaysia. 2 December 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2023.
  6. ^ "TECH: MYNIC in digital enablement move". The New Straits Times. Singapore. Retrieved 9 February 2020.

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