ⓘ .mx


ⓘ .mx

.mx is the Internet country code top-level domain for Mexico, which in 2009 was re-opened to new registrations by NIC Mexico. In 2009, ccTLD was rolled out in three steps:

  • Initial registration period from September 1 to October 31, 2009; in this part the registration will be done with the policy first-come, first-served and only for one year with a special set of prices.
  • Sunrise period from May 1 to July 31, 2009, waiting period, registrants who have already registered any another.MX second-level domain were able to register their domain for one year
  • Waiting period from August 1 to August 31, 2009, to set up the domains registered in the Sunrise period, and to resolve domain name disputes

After the three registrations was opened to the public.


1. Second-level domains

Up to August 2009 domain registrations besides.MX, consist of third-level names beneath second-level names which parallel some of the top-level domains:

  • Educational institutions registration limited to qualifying entities
  • Non-profit organizations registration limited to qualifying entities
  • Non-profit organizations or Civil society organizations registration NOT limited to qualifying entities
  • Federal, State or Municipal Governmental entities only.gob derives from the Spanish word for government: Gob ierno
  • Network providers registration limited to qualifying entities
  • Commercial entities actually unrestricted,

Currently second level domains can be registered directly

On April 30, 2009, second level domain registrations were 0.06% of the total. A month later the value was up to 4.9% On April 30, 2010, second level registrations were 21.4% of the total.