Asian Domains: Myanmar (.mm)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Burmese domain type, ie. “mm”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.mm” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
To register .mm domains your future Burmese domain, click here!
Once the domain is registered
All Burmese domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Burmese domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Burmese domain name registrar.
Background.mm is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Burma (now officially the Union of Myanmar). It was assigned in 1997. Prior to 1989, the ISO 3166-1 code for Burma was BU, but no .bu ccTLD was ever assigned.
A company run by two Australian expatriates in Burma, Eagle Group, set up the first Internet access to Burma in 1997. They contracted with a British company called Digiserve based in High Wycombe, United Kingdom to provide DNS services for .mm. All .mm DNS queries were handled by Digiserve's two name servers acting as root name servers for .mm, ns1.digiserve.com and ns2.digiserve.com respectively. In 1999, Eagle Group's service was shut down by the Burma government.
Afterwards, these two servers then delegated the SOA authority of .com.mm, .net.mm, .edu.mm and org.mm TLDs to the two name servers managed by Myanmar Posts and Telecommuncations, ns0.mpt.net.mm and ns1.mpt.net.mm, both servers were located in Yangon.
In the February 2002, DNS servers of DigiServe were hacked by pro-democracy activists, which resulted in the traffic to all .mm domain names including www.gov.mm being redirected to a website demanding the release of famous student leader Min Ko Naing for a period of three days.
In the beginning of 2005, MPT finally retook management control of .mm name space and replaced Digiserve nameservers with their own.
Business in Burma can register for domain names within the .net.mm and .com.mm zones through Myanmar Teleport (formerly Bagan Cybertech) or from Myanmar Post & Telecomms directly. .edu.mm, .org.mm, .gov.mm domain names are reserved for official and government use. There is no www.nic.mm or whois service provided.
Again, Burma Teleport's (formerly Bagan Cybertech) service was also shut down by the Burma government. Now, only government-owned Burma Post & Telecomms controls all the services for internet and email.
International domain names from BB Online since 1997