Member Profile: .np

Full Name of Registry: .np Registry

Contact details (address, phone, fax, general enquiries):

Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd.

1429 DurbarMarg, Kathmandu

Kathmandu Bagmati P.O.Box 876


Founding date: 1995-01-25

Registration Model (Registry/Registrar system; Direct registrations; Both): Direct Registration

Number of domain names: 18900 till date

History: .np domain was introduced in 1995. The domain registration is provided free but local presence is required. The registrations are made in third level beneath various second level generic domains.

Future Strategies:

  • Introduction of 2nd level domain
  • IDN implementation
  • DNSSec as test bed this year