.MY represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Malaysia. However strict the rules are in buying a .MY domain suffix, it is still a popular choice for companies expanding in Malaysia. The domain extension was assigned in 1987 and the authorized body handling its registry is MYNIC Berhad.
Aside from usage as Malaysia’s two-letter country code, .MY is also used to define other words. Other uses of MY include: my (pronoun), million years (unit of measurement), Burmese (language), miss you, management year (business) and man year (military).
There is no special process needed to register a .MY domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
Getting a .my domain is easy. All you need is an email address and some time to spare. It's really that simple!
So all you have to do is pick your perfect domain name, and you're good to go.
It's quick and simple to register a .my domain name.
Here are the basic steps:
- Brainstorm your keywords.
The first step is to choose the domain name you want to register. Check out the list of available .my domain names on this page.
If you have one in mind, great! If not, take your time and make sure you come up with the perfect name for your new website.
Once you have a shortlist of possible .my domain names, it's time to check availability.
Pick one and click on it to see if it's available.
There are four different statuses for .my domain names: Pending Delete, Available, Hold, and Redemption Period. The statuses are explained below.
Pending Delete – This domain name is scheduled to be deleted within 30 days of the current date.
Available – This domain name is available for purchase immediately.
If the domain name you want is available, you can use the secure checkout to purchase it right now. You'll then be able to access all of your .my domain management tools 24/7 from within your account dashboard once you've logged in.
Hold – This status indicates that an Admin Contact for this domain does not exist.
A holder of a domain name has the right to renew it, but they have not done so. In order to get this domain name for yourself, you'll need to contact the current Admin Contact and ask them if they're planning on renewing their domain name within 30 days. If not, it's up for grabs!
Redemption Period – This domain name has expired and is in the process of being released back to the public. It's available for purchase during this time, but you must act quickly!
If you see your domain name listed under "Redemption Period", it means that you have just one day left to register it before someone else does. If you're ready to buy, click on the domain name to check out.
- Identify which domain name you want to buy if it's available.
- Register it!
Why choose a .my domain?
.my domains are perfect for Malaysian businesses because they're easy to remember, available in multiple languages, and offer excellent support.
.my domains are also perfect for individual users who want to show their Malaysian pride.
If you have a business or product with ties to Malaysia, or if you simply have an interest in Malaysia, possibilities are you can find a .my domain name that's right for you.
.my domains are also ideal for Malaysians who own other domain names and looking to expand their reach.
The benefits of having a .my domain include:
1) More web traffic through search engines
2) Enhance your online visibility in Malaysia
3) Establish credibility with potential clients or employers
4) Easier communication via email
5) More efficient collaboration between employees or your team
6) Better security through advanced email filters and virus scanning
7) Personalization you can't get from a .com domain name
8) Attract the attention of local customers in search results for "my site"
So .my is the one for you, if you are looking to build an online presence in Malaysia. And with the ever-increasing number of Malaysians who are going online, there has never been a better time!