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1. Am I eligible to register IDN in Jawi, Chinese and Tamil?

All Malaysian both individuals and entities are eligible to register IDN in the suitable phase.

Phase 1 (Jawi): registration is only open to government agencies and government educational entities.

Phase 2 (Jawi): registration is only open to existing .my domain name customers.

Phase 3 (Jawi, Chinese and Tamil): registration will be opened to existing .my domain name customers and

Phase 4 (Jawi, Chinese and Tamil): registration will be opened to the public (for both individuals and entities).

  • Are you eligible to register? Click here to see if your organisation meets the required criteria. In some cases, you must submit supporting documents with your confirmation of registration.

* Please refer question number (4) in the General Introduction for more detail information.


2. How can I register IDN if I do not have any Jawi, Chinese and Tamil keyboard?

All users can register without any Jawi, Chinese and Tamil keyboard because MYNIC has developed a virtual keyboard for all (Jawi, Chinese and Tamil) language for IDN registration.

3. Is there anything I need to do after the IDN application submission?

Similar to the requirements of ASCII domain names for its respective categories, you will need to furnish MYNIC with a copy of supporting documents. If you are from a government agency or an educational entity, you would need to provide us with the relevant documents. Meanwhile, supporting documents are not required for any applications from Companies.


4. How long would it take to register the domain name once application has been made?

MYNIC will register and activate the domain name as soon as we verify the supporting documents.


5. Can I reserve my preferred domain name?

You may apply for any IDN that you prefer, but all domain name application is on a first come first serve basis.

6. Who handles IDN registration?

All applications for IDNs will be handled by MYNIC until further notice.


7. Can I enter IDN (Jawi, Chinese and Tamil) characters for contacts information during IDN domain application?

You can only enter Jawi, Chinese and Tamil characters for the domain name. Others information such as contact information and DNS hostname MUST be in ASCII / Latin characters.


8. Does the IDN need to match my company name or the ASCII name?

No, the IDN you apply for does not need to match with your company name nor any ASCII name.

MYNIC does not check for the suitability or appropriateness of the domain name chosen by the Registrant.


9. Can I have a mixture of different scripts in my IDN?

Number ASCII mix with character Jawi, Chinese and Tamil

Kindly refer to the table below for example:

Mixed Jawi, Chinese and Tamil

IDN does not allow a mixture of Jawi, Chinese and Tamil in a domain name. You must register IDN Jawi names in the Jawi characters, IDN Chinese names in Chinese characters and IDN Tamil names in Tamil characters.


10. What are the conditions and rules in applying IDN Jawi, Chinese and Tamil?

Special Rules for IDN:

Jawi:

  • It must contain at least two Jawi characters, but not more than 63 characters after conversion to punycode.
  • The label may comprise the 40 Jawi characters, one extended Arabic digit two (٢), the numeric 10 digits [0-9] and the character "-" (hyphen or dash) can be allow at the middle of Jawi character.
  • However, the character "-" (hyphen or dash) and the 10 digits [0-9] cannot be used as an initial or final character in a label.

Chinese:

  • It must contain at least two Chinese characters, but not more than 63 characters after conversion to punycode.
  • The label may comprise the 20 Chinese characters, 10 digit numbers [0-9] and the characters "-" (hyphen or dash). However, the character "-" (hyphen or dash) cannot be used as the initial character or the end of the label.

Tamil:

  • It must contain at least 2 characters Tamil, but not more than 63 characters after conversion to puny code.
  • The label may consist of 48 characters Tamil, 10-digit numbers [0-9] and the character "-" (hyphen or dash). However, the character "-" (hyphen or dash) cannot be used as the initial character or the end of the label.

General Rules for all domain names that are prohibited (Jawi, Chinese and Tamil):

  • Domain names which contain country or state names or well-known names such as Malaysia and Johor and etc. These domain names may only be applied by the relevant State authority, or persons who have been duly authorized by the relevant State authority. All applications and/or letters of authorization must originate from the State Secretary's (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri) Office of the relevant State.
  • Domain names which contain words that is sensitive to the main religions in Malaysia such as Islam, Buddha, Hindu and Christian, etc.
  • Domain names which or as part of a label, be obscene, provocation, scandalous, indecent, offensive or contrary to Malaysian public norms.
  • Domain names which or as part of a label, contain the words bank and finance or any derivative of the words in any language. Only parties who have the written consent of the Minister Ministry of Finance (MOF) pursuant to Section 15 of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA) may apply for these domain names.