.mn is the Internet country code top-level domain ( ccTLD) for Mongolia. It is administered by .MN Registry, Datacom. The domain name is composed of the consonants in the first syllable of the country name. The .MN registry is operated under the thick registry model. Administrative, Billing, Technical and Registrant contacts are required. The Redemption Grace Period (RGP) is available for .MN domains.
The following second-level domains registration for free to qualifying entities:
- .gov.mn - government institutions
- .edu.mn - educational institutions
- .org.mn - non-profit organizations
The .mn domain name has been used to represent the state of Minnesota, including by the Minnesota Senate has a .mn website, but such a use is neither recognized nor official in Minnesota. The .mn domain elsewhere outside Mongolia is used primarily as a domain hack, for example vita.mn (a play on vitamin). Another example is cart.mn (a play on the South Park character Eric Cartman, which redirects to www.southparkstudios.com). It is also used by various micronations.
.MN Registry signed its zone with DNSSEC, a security technology for the Domain Name System on 18 November 2010.