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.um
Introduced 1997 (as ccTLD for the US Minor Outlying Islands)

2011 (as the ccTLD for the Union of Midway)

Type ccTLD
Status Active
Registry Midwayan Internet Registry
Intended use Entities connected with the Union of Midway
Actual use Government agencies of the Union of Midway, other use approved by the Midwayan Internet Registry
Registration restrictions All other registration outside the government of the Union of Midway must be approved with the Midwayan Internet Registry, all domains that is not used by the government must use a second-level domain.
Structure Registrations at second-level permitted

.um is the ccTLD for the Union of Midway. Run by the Midwayan Internet Registry, the domain has been set up since February 2011. Prior to that most Midwayans used either .com or .net.

Previous UsageEdit

The .um domain was originally intended for use by the United States Minor Outlying Islands. However after the dissolution of the US the domain was no longer used. The government of the Union of Midway bought the domain, and established the Midwayan Internet Registry to administer the domain.

PurposeEdit

As a ccTLD the domain is intended for use by entities connected with the Union of Midway. In actuality it is mostly used by the government of the Union of Midway. This is because all registrations for the .um domain that is not going to be used by the government of the Union of Midway must be approved by the Midwayan Internet Registry, and use of the domain outside of the government of the Union of Midway is restricted to second-level domains only.

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