Domain Names

There is no specific legislation on country code top-level domain names.

Filing

Country code top-level domain name: .np 

Sub-domains: available. 

Applicant: individuals and legal entities. 

Restriction as to nationality: foreign companies can only register domain names under .np that correspond to their company trade names. 

Local presence: not required; the application should be made through the administrative contact located in Nepal. 

Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration. 

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes.

Registration, Protection

Duration: indefinite.

Renewal/maintenance: n.a.

Dispute about ownership: to be brought before the court. 

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: none.

Registration Authority

Authority name: Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd. 

Internet address: www.mos.com.np/domain-registration.php