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Thursday 26 March 2009


NIC Mexico sets out its stall for .mx domain

Domain name registry Network Information Centre Mexico (NIC Mexico) has reopened the registration of domain names under '.mx'. This reopening takes place in three phases:

During the pre-registration period the owners of '.com.mx', '.net.mx', '.org.mx', '.edu.mx' and '.gob.mx' domain names validly registered before March 1 2009 will be able to apply for the registration of the corresponding domain name under the '.mx' extension. This period ends on 31 July 2009.

August then marks a one-month quiet period, a sort of siesta during which NIC Mexico will stop accepting applications, enabling applications filed during the pre-registration period to be processed. 

Then comes the initial registration period, during whichany entity can register a domain name directly under '.mx' on a first-come, first-served basis. This period runs from 1 September to 31 October 2009. Registrations will be valid for a period of one year only.
Source: Roberto Arochi, Arochi Marroquín & Lindner SC, Mexico City, writing for World Trademark Review.