This article describes the procedures and requirements of .mc domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:

  • the domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, etc.)
    • The registrant handle needs to have an address in Monaco. Openprovider does not offer a local presence service for Monaco
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

Registrations are not automated and are processed manually.

The transfer can be initiated through the control panel.

Additional notes on a .mc transfer


Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer restarts
Average transfer time Around 1 week
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .mc domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

A change of ownership can be done by replacing the owner contact in the control panel.

Other update

A change of contact details can be done by updating the associated handles in the control panel.


A delete is realtime.

Restore / reactivate

The registry generally doesn't offer a restore for .mc domains but an exception is possible on a case by case basis. Please contact our support team for assistance.

Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 64 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 35 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered with local domain owner.
  • Trustee service not available.
  • Domain name has to be very close to company name.
  • Copy of trademark documents required.
  • https://www.nic.mc/procs.php
  • https://www.nic.mc/regles.php
  • Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy: http://www.icann.org/en/help/dndr/udrp/rules
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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