European Domains: Malta (.mt)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Maltese domain type, ie. “mt”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.mt” 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.
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Once the domain is registered
All Maltese 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 Maltese 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 Maltese domain name registrar.
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.mt is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Malta.
The University of Malta was awarded the authority of the ccTLD ".mt" by IANA in 1992 At that time the University delegated responsibility to a committee constituted for the purpose whose activities included creation and implementation of a domain naming policy for ".mt", promotion of the ".mt" domain, maintenance of the ".mt" nameservers and of course registration of new domain names. In 1999 this commitee received formal status as the Malta Internet Foundation, also known as NIC(Malta).
Today NIC(Malta) works in the same way as the British Nominet or the German DENIC.
The ".mt" top-level domain (TLD) is partitioned into second-level domains (SLDs) intended to serve a particular sector e.g. ".com.mt" (commercial sector), edu.mt (educational sector) etc. To maintain the integrity of this structure, registration of domains directly under .mt is not allowed. Registration of new domain names must be made under one of the following SLDs:
".com.mt" - operate on a commercial basis
".org.mt" - operate on a non-profit basis
".net.mt" - be a provider of Internet related network services e.g. ISPs
".edu.mt" - be an education institution recognized by Ministry of Education in Malta
Registration of domains under ".gov.mt" are not done through NIC(Malta). The Government of Malta contact for registrations under ".gov.mt" is Mr Rodney Naudi, Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA).
In all above cases the prospective Holder is required to declare the right to use the name preceding the SLD of the proposed domain name as a Full Trade Mark or Trade or Business Name in accordance with Maltese Law - e.g. to register "xyz.com.mt" the prospective Holder must declare the right to use the name "xyz" as a Full Trade Mark or Trade or Business Name in accordance with Maltese Law. There is no requirement for the Holder to be established in Malta apart from what is specified earlier.
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
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