A .pm domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Saint Pierre and Miquelon; a French overseas collectivity in the Atlantic Ocean.
Who can use a .pm Domain Name?
Anyone who wants to register .pm domain can do it regardless of his/her country of origin. However, for the local website, the domain owner should reside in St. Pierre and Miquelon or France to use St.Pierre and Miquelon's Domain Name Servers (DNS).
Who Regulates .pm Domain Name?
The .pm top-level domain is regulated by AFNIC (or l'Association Francophone pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération). This entity ensures the stability of the Internet and also manages a number of other Top-Level Domains.
Tips to Choose ideal .pm Domain Name
When choosing an ideal .pm domain name, look for short domain names containing words relevant to your business. For example, if you are a hotel business in St. Pierre and Miquelon, searching for available .pm domain names with the word(s) 'hotel' will help you come up with some unique ideas.
The shortest and most memorable domain names are the best and most popular. Choosing a good and attractive domain name is important so that more visitors can find your website.
What's the Difference Between .com.pm and .pm Domain?
.com.pm is an unrestricted domain name, which means you can register any available .com.pm domains regardless of your nationality and location (it doesn't require local presence). On the other hand, .pm is a restricted domain name; it's reserved for residents of St. Pierre and Miquelon who have a local business.
Common Subdomains for .pm Domain
Some common subdomains for this domain name include:
.net.pm - The .net.pm domain is ideal for individuals or businesses who want to build an online presence with a name that closely relates to St. Pierre and Miquelon.
.org.pm - The .org.pm domain extension provides organizations, charities, NGOs, clubs, and societies all around the world with a dedicated online space where they can share their message.
.edu.pm - This TLD is ideal for Educational Institutions worldwide who want to create a platform where they can share knowledge, build communities and work together with partners on projects that have a global impact.
Can I Register .pm Without Local Presence?
No, you cannot register .pm domain without a local presence. This means that you must have real working activities or live in St. Pierre and Miquelon to buy this top-level domain name. However, if you have a local business partner who can be your sponsor, you can register .pm domain.
What Documents Do You Need to Register .pm Domain Name?
To register a .pm domain name and receive the ownership and additional rights of that TLD, you need to submit:
Proof of Business Address A copy of valid ID - Passport or National ID Card A letter from your ISP (internet service provider) confirming the hosting of your website
Once you submit all these documents, it will take about 48 hours to transfer the domain name to another administrator.
How Much Does .pm Domain Name Cost?
Registering a .pm domain will cost around 70$ for 3 years. The domain renewal fee for this TLD is also 70$ per year. This may however be lower or higher depending on the domain extension and registration term.