OT Mexican domains?


#1

Hola!

In case there are some mexican readers here…

It is little difficult for an english speaker to find information
about mexican domains. Is it possible to register a domain like
“fiesta.mx”? I have seen sites selling “.com.mx” and similar but not
just “.mx”.

Thanks,
Peter


#2

On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 22:34 -0700, Peter M. wrote:

Hola!

In case there are some mexican readers here…

It is little difficult for an english speaker to find information
about mexican domains. Is it possible to register a domain like
“fiesta.mx”? I have seen sites selling “.com.mx” and similar but not
just “.mx”.


whois mx

will tell you all you need to know.

the registrar web site…

http://www.nic.mx/

English translation…

http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=es%
7Cen&u=http://www.nic.mx/&prev=/language_tools

Craig


#3

On 5/26/06, Craig W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

whois mx

will tell you all you need to know.

I can’t find anything about just .mx

Peter


#4

On May 27, 2006, at 1:26 AM, Peter M. wrote:

I can’t find anything about just .mx

We have offices there, I’ll ask them to find out, but they will reply
on monday. I’ll let you know.

Gustavo


#5

On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 23:26 -0700, Peter M. wrote:

On 5/26/06, Craig W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

whois mx

will tell you all you need to know.

I can’t find anything about just .mx


$ whois mx
[Querying whois.internic.net]
[Redirected to whois.iana.org]
[Querying whois.iana.org]
[whois.iana.org]

IANA Whois Service
Domain: mx
ID: mx

Sponsoring Organization:
Name:
Organization: NIC-Mexico
ITESM - Campus Monterrey
Address1: Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 427 Loc. 4, 5, 6
Address2:
Address3:
City: Monterrey
State/Province: Nuevo Leon
Country: Mexico
Postal Code: 64840
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Registration Date: 01-January-1985
Last Updated Date: 28-January-2004

Administrative Contact:
Name: Oscar Alejandro Robles-Garay
Organization: NIC-Mexico, ITESM - Campus Monterrey
Address1: Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 427 Loc. 4, 5, 6
Address2:
Address3:
City: Monterrey
State/Province: Nuevo Leon
Country: Mexico
Postal Code: 64840
Phone: +52 (81) 8387 5346
Fax: +52 (81) 8387 5346 x.111
Email: removed_email_address@domain.invalid
Registration Date: 01-January-1985
Last Updated Date: 28-January-2004

Technical Contact:
Name: Francisco Javier Arias-Correa
Organization: NIC-Mexico, ITESM - Campus Monterrey
Address1: Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 427 Loc. 4, 5, 6
Address2:
Address3:
City: Monterrey
State/Province: Nuevo Leon
Country: Mexico
Postal Code: 64840
Phone: +52 (81) 8387 5346
Fax: +52 (81) 8387 5346
Email: removed_email_address@domain.invalid
Registration Date: 01-January-1985
Last Updated Date: 23-May-2006
URL for registration services: http://www.nic.mx/
Whois Server (port 43): whois.nic.mx

Nameserver Information:
Nameserver: a.ns.mx.
IP Address: 200.23.1.1
Nameserver: b.ns.mx.
IP Address: 200.23.179.1
Nameserver: c.ns.mx.
IP Address: 192.100.224.1
Nameserver: d.ns.mx.
IP Address: 207.248.64.1

Registration Date: 01-February-1989
Last Updated Date: 23-May-2006

Craig


#6

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 :slight_smile:

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.
From
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.

Salud.

-CR

César
RincónGuadalajara, México
http://mengambrea.blogspot.com/


#7

Thanks for the information. Strange policies but if that is the way it
is, then that is the way it is. Sure does make for some ugly urls
though.

Thanks again,
Peter


#8

Although there are some lucky people who got their hands on .mx domains
on
the early days, the nic.mx registrar is no longer accepting just
.mx domain names

You have to buy .com.mx or .org.mx or whatever. I’m based in Mexico,
feel free to contact me if you need help.