Domain Names

There is no specific legislation on country code top-level domain names.

Filing

Country code top-level domain name: .mt  Sub-domains: .com.mt; .edu.mt; .org.mt; .net.mt Applicant: any legal entity. Restriction as to nationality: none.  Local presence: not required.  Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration. The applicant must, however, declare the right to use the name as a trademark or trade/business name.  Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes.

Registration, Protection

Duration: one year. Renewal/maintenance: one to two years, renewable. Dispute about ownership: to be brought before the court. Uniform dispute resolution procedure: none.

Registration Authority

Authority name: NIC (Malta).  Internet address: www.nic.org.mt