Table of Contents
    Home / Definitions / CCTLD (Country Code Top Level Domain) M – R
    Development 2 min read

    CCTLD (Country Code Top Level Domain) M – R

    Icon represents ccTLD.
    Source: smashingstocks for flaticon.com

    Each country has its own domain extension specified by the International Standards Organization that consists of two characters. The first ccTLDs were delegated to the United States (.us), United Kingdom (.uk), and Italy (.it) in 1985.

    Most ccTLDs are allocated to nations or states. In most cases, the government itself determines the policies for its ccTLD and appoints a registry operator (meaning an institution) to enforce them. The registry operator manages the top-level domain by running and maintaining the hardware (the name server infrastructure) needed to answer queries for its part of the hierarchy, meaning the domain.

    Here are a few examples of registry operators countries have delegated to enforce their ccTLD:

    • Barbados (.bb) and Finland (.fi) have government ministry operators
    • Yemen (.ye) and San Marino (.sm) have telecom operators
    • Chile (.cl) and the Bahamas (.bs) have university operators
    • Austria (.at) and greenland (.gs) have private company operators
    • Belgium (.be) and New Zealand (.nz) have non profit operators

    ICANN

    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the company that regulates the allocation of all ccTLDs. It assumes responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract.

    ccTLDs for countries beginning with letters M-R

    Domain Extension Country
    ma Morocco
    mc Monaco
    md Moldova
    mg Madagascar
    mh Marshall Islands
    mil US Military
    mk Macedonia
    ml Mali
    mm Mynamar
    mn Mongolia
    mo Macau
    mp Northern Mariana Islands
    mq Martinique
    mr Mauritania
    ms Montserrat
    mt Malta
    mu Mauritius
    mv Maldives
    mw Malawi
    mx Mexico
    my Malaysia
    mz Mozambique
    na Namibia
    nc New Caledonia
    ne Niger
    net US network
    nf Norfolk Island
    ng Nigeria
    ni Nicaragua
    nl Netherlands
    no Norway
    np Nepal
    nr Nauru
    nt Neutral Zone
    nu Niue
    nz New Zealand (Aotearoa)
    om Oman
    org US Non-Profit Organization
    pa Panama
    pe Peru
    pf French Polynesia
    pg Papua New Guinea
    ph Philippines
    pk Pakistan
    pl> Poland
    pm Saint Pierre and Miquelon
    pn Pitcairn
    pr Puerto Rico
    pt Portugal
    pw Palau
    py Paraguay
    qa Qatar
    re Reunion
    ro Romania
    ru Russian Federation
    rw Rwanda

     

    For more country specific domain extensions, visit our other comprehensive lists:

    • ccTLDs for countries beginning with letters A-E
    • ccTLDs for countries beginning with letters F-L
    • ccTLDs for countries beginning with letters S-Z

    UPDATE: This article was updated April 2021 by Abby Dykes