Peter M. wrote:
I can’t find anything about just .mx
Hi, Peter, hi list. First post here, and it had to be off-topic :-/
But here’s your Mexican reader
There are in fact domains like that (say, unam.mx, itesm.mx), but those
were registered a long time ago, and NIC.MX policies have changed. See
Q.2 from their domain FAQ at http://www.nic.mx/es/FAQ.Dominios.
Don’t know if there’s a translation (used to be, can’t find it now), so
I’ll translate for you:
Can I register domains directly under .mx?
No, since March 1997 it is no longer possible to register domain names
directly under .mx. Prior to that date such domains were given to
educational institutions, but in November 1996, .edu.mx was added.
that point on we stopped registering domains directly under .mx.
So there. I’ll also add that, in my experience, registering a .com.mx is
very straightforward, but anything else requires paperwork. NIC.mx for
some (annoying) reason requires you to demonstrate that you are a
non-profit institution before assigning you a .org.mx, a network
provider for .net.mx, and a school for .edu.mx.
This may have changed recently, YMMV.