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.mt

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .mt domain names.
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A registration can be requested via your control panel.

.mt and its second level domains cannot be registered by private individuals; only legal entities are eligible for a Maltese domain name.

In the contact handles that you assign to the domain, ensure that a real person is entered (not a department like "Administration") and the organization name contains the legal form in the name. A VAT number is required.


Please, be aware about those restrictions:

- .com.mt:
Domain name has to be very close to company name.
Tax number (individual) or VAT number (company) required.

- .net.mt:
Domain name has to be very close to company name.
Tax number (individual) or VAT number (company) required.
Copy of trademark documents required.

- .org.mt:
Domain name has to be very close to company name.
Copy of trademark documents required.


After the registration request has been sent the registry will prepare two forms which should be signed and returned to Openprovider. After the signed forms have been received the registration will be finished in around 1 week.

Local presence is required. We offer a local presence service for this TLD which will be used when the admin and tech handles do not have a local address of their own.
A transfer can be requested by sending an e-mail to support. Please mention in this e-mail:
  • domainname
  • all handles
  • nameservers
  • login details for the domains:
    • handle
    • Login
    • Password

This is required to transfer the domain and update the details.
Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation registrarpush
Registration period after transfer restarts
Average transfer time few days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .mt domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

Changes to the details of the domain name can be made at the registry.

Other update

Changes to the details of the domain name can be made at the registry.

Delete

Changes to the details of the domain name can be made at the registry.

Restore / reactivate

Restore of a .mt domain is a special procedure, please contact our Support team if you want to restore a domain.
Registry
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.mt, .net.mt, .org.mt
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: 1-2 years
  • 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.
  • 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.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? yes
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • Domain name has to be very close to company or brand name.
  • VAT number (company) required.
  • Local presence is required. We offer a local presence service for this TLD.
Policies
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:
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