ⓘ .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, the.mx 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 phases.mx 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:

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

Currently second level domains can be registered directly under.mx.

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.