.mn is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Mongolia. It is administered by Datacom. The domain name is composed of the consonants in the first syllable of the country name.
Some second-level domains are reserved for special use, such as:.gov.mn - government institutions.edu.mn - educational institutions.org.mn - non-profit organisationsThe U.S. state of Minnesota also makes limited use of the domain, such as mapping www.leg.state.mn.us, the site for the Minnesota State Legislature, to www.leg.mn with a CNAME record.
The registry doesn't generally require specific second-level domains. As of 2006, the registry doesn't yet support Internationalized domain names.
The .mn domain name is becoming more popular in Minnesota, but it still is not widely recognized. The .MN domain in Minnesota is used primarily as a 'clever' domain name like vita.mn (a play on vitamin), or for location specific sites like apartments.mn. A search on Google for .MN yields mostly State of Minnesota domains like .mn.us or .mn.gov.
Background Information :
July 2007 estimate 2,951,786 (139th) - 2000 census 2,407,500 - Density 1.7/km2 (238th) 4.4/sq mi
(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $8.426 billion - Per capita $3,222
"Ï£Ï¾Ï»ÏþÏ¾Ï© ÒâÏ©ÒüÒïÏ» ÒéÔ¨ÒÇÏ¹Ï Ï» Ï³ÒâÒâÏ©ÏÏ©" National anthem of Mongolia
Total 1,564,116 km2 (19th) 603,909 sq mi - Water (%) 0.6
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Parliamentary republic - President Nambaryn Enkhbayar - Prime Minister Sanjaagiin Bayar Formation - Formation of the Mongol Empire 1206 - Independence declared (from Qing Empire) December 29, 1911
(UTC+7 to +8) Date formatsyyyy.mm.dd (CE) Mongolia is a landlocked country in East and Central Asia. It borders Russia to the north and People's Republic of China to the south, east and west. Although Mongolia does not share a border with Kazakhstan, its western-most point is only a few miles from Kazakhstan's eastern tip. Ulan Bator, the capital and largest city, is home to about 38% of the population. Mongolia's political system is a parliamentary republic.
The area of what is now Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic empires, including the Xiongnu, the Rouran, the Xianbei, the GÈµkturks, and others. The Mongol Empire was founded by Genghis Khan in 1206. After the collapse of the Yuan Dynasty, theMongols returned to their earlier patterns.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, Mongolia came under the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. At the end of the 17th century, most of Mongolia had been incorporated into the area ruled by the Qing Dynasty. During the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in 1911, Mngolia declared independence, but had to struggle until 1921 to firmly establish de-facto independence, and until 1945 to gain international recognition.
As a consequence, it came under strong Russian and Soviet influence: In 1924, the Mongolian People's Republic was declared, and Mongolian politics began to follow the same patterns as Soviet politics of the time. After the breakdown of communist regimes in Eastern Europe in late 1989, Mongolia saw its own Democratic Revolution in early 1990, which led to a multi-party system, a new constitution in 1992, and the - rather rough - transition to a market economy.
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