.am
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Introduced26 August 1994
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryAMNIC
SponsorISOC-AM (local chapter of Internet Society)
Intended useEntities connected with  Armenia
Actual usePrimarily in Armenia and Artsakh; some domain hack use elsewhere, e.g. Instagr.am, and some use by AM radio stations
Registration restrictionsSome generic names reserved; registry reserves right to revoke registrations due to spam, obscenity, or other illegal or immoral activity
StructureRegistrations permitted directly at second level
DocumentsAM TLD policy
Dispute policiesNot available
DNSSECyes
Registry websiteAMNIC
.հայ
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Introduced2014
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
SponsorInternet Society of Armenia
Intended useEntities connected with Armenia, domain names preferably using the Armenian alphabet

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

Regulation

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

Regulatory notes:

Usage in domain hacks

Domains within the .am ccTLD enjoy popularity due to the connection to AM radio (similar to the .fm and .tv ccTLDs), and the ability to form English words ending in "am" — e.g. the mobile photo sharing service Instagram uses the Armenian domain name Instagr.am. The live video streaming service Stre.am uses the TLD to form their operative keyword, "Stream". American music artist and producer will.i.am uses the domain for his website. Such unconventional usage of TLDs in domain names are called domain hacks.

Second top-level domain

Main article: .հայ

In 2014 a new Armenian top-level domain name was added, intended for Armenian language domain names. The TLD is .հայ, (“hy”) from the ethnonym for Armenian). It launched in 2016.

References

  1. ^ "www.isoc.am". www.isoc.am. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  2. ^ "AM Registration Guidelines, paragraph 1". Amnic.net. 2009-08-01. Archived from the original on 2017-07-02. Retrieved 2013-05-15.