|Introduced||25 September 1996|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Intended use||Entities connected with the Maldives|
|Actual use||Some use by Maldives-related sites, especially government-related|
|Registration restrictions||None for .com.mv and .org.mv; other subdomains may have restrictions|
|Structure||Registrations permitted directly at second level or at third level beneath various labels|
.mv is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Republic of Maldives. It is administered by Dhiraagu Pvt Ltd, a telecommunications company.
Mainly due to the unavailability of an online registration service, a whois lookup and large maintenance cost, the Maldivian ccTLD is used predominantly by government agencies and large businesses. Smaller companies and organizations prefer generic TLDs such as .com and .net.