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Collection: 1994 Introductions, Armenian Media, Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries Members, Country Code Top-Level Domains, Internet in Armenia
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Introduced 1994
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry AMNIC
Sponsor ISOC-AM (local chapter of Internet Society)
Intended use Entities connected with  Armenia
Actual use Still used largely in Armenia and NKR despite being marketed as global domain
Registration restrictions Some generic names reserved; registry reserves right to revoke registrations due to spam, obscenity, or other illegal or immoral activity
Structure Registrations permitted directly at second level
Documents AM TLD policy
Dispute policies UDRP
Website AMNIC
Introduced not yet (as of 2014)
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Inactive
Sponsor Internet Society of Armenia
Intended use Entities connected with Armenia, domain names preferably using the Armenian alphabet

.am is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Armenia.


  • Regulation 1
  • Usage in domain hacks 2
  • Second top-level domain 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The registry for .am is operated by ISOC-AM,[1] the local chapter of the Internet Society.

Regulatory notes:

  • Any person in the world can register a .am,,, domain for a fee.
  • Each domain name is subject to review. Generally each review takes 2 or 3 working days.
  • Armenian law prohibits its domain names from being used for spam, pornography, or terrorism sites.[2]
  • The AM-NIC was moved over to IPv6 address compatibility in line with the global DNS system.
  • Unicode compatible names will not be instituted at AM-NIC until all issues related to IPv6 are resolved.

Usage in domain hacks

Domains within the .am ccTLD enjoy popularity due to the connection to TLDs in domain names are called domain hacks.

Second top-level domain

In 2014 a new top-level domain name was registered for Armenia, intended for domain names in the local language. The top-level domain is .հայ. However it has, as of the end of 2014, not become active.


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  2. ^ "AM Registration Guidelines, paragraph 1". 2009-08-01. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 

External links

  • IANA .am whois information
  • Armenia Network Information Centre
  • Official list of .AM registrars
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