What is .np Domain ??

It is available free of cost because Mercantile, which is maintaining primary name service for NP is providing this service free of cost and will remain so as long as Mercantile continues providing it free. MOS-NP doesn’t add any cost for the services it provides regarding the domain registrations.
Domain registrations under .NP ccTLD is free of cost.
Domains are registered on a first-come-first-serve basis but terms and conditions apply.


Domains can be registered only under the following secondary NP domains: COM.NP, ORG.NP, EDU.NP NET.NP, GOV.NP and MIL.NP
Foreign companies are required to have an official presence in Nepal as a joint venture, partnership, agent, or a licensee in order to qualify to register a domain. Official documents to prove the presence will have to be submitted with the application.
It may take at least 2 working day to get your domain/s registered or modified. Though it may take longer sometimes depending on the number of pending requests.
Check the availability of the domain/sSubmit the registration template from the site www.mos.com.np with all the required information.Your service provider company can be consulted for technical information in the template.
Review the information for accuracy before submitting.
Information for .np Domain Registration
Read the “Terms and Conditions” carefully.
Required documents for .np registration:
For Official Request

A application letter written in the company/organization’s letter-head pad signed by authorized officer.
A copy of company/organization registration certificate issued by the respective government bodies must be dropped to the Hostmaster at Mercantile communications, Durbar Marg. Kathmandu.
Online form (admin/ technical contacts and valid name servers). (Administrator’s contract adress in the online form should be from the company owner)
NOTE:- A company/organisation only can select domain names based on its company/organization’s name, product’s name, service’s name and brand name.

For Personal Request

A application request letter.
A copy of the applicant’s citizenship certificate must be dropped to the Hostmaster at Mercantile communications, Durbar Marg. Kathmandu in order to verify the authenticity of the applicant as only Nepalese citizens are entitled to register personal domains.
Online form (Administrator’s contract adress in the online form should be from the domain owner)

NOTE:- Personal Domain name should be selected based only on his/her name as mentioned in citizenship certificate.
Terms and Conditions(Policy For Domain Name Registration Under NP CCTLD) The applicant who wants to register a domain name under NP CCTLD must read and agree to the policy, stated below:
The registration of a domain name is a listing service. The listing service of names within the .NP delegated name space is undertaken on a First Come – First Served basis (except in cases where it infringes upon a registered tradenames and the conditions listed below), moderated by the .NP domain’s administration policies as determined by the delegated authority (MOS-NP). The registration function does not trade in, or license in any way any entity (including the listing requesting entity) to trade in the requested name.
If a party claims that a domain name already registered violates their registered tradename, or an obvious derivation of their registered company name, MOS-NP reserves the right to transfer the domain to the claiming party provided that they had registered tradename, trademarks or registered company name at least one year before the registration date of the domain name in question registered with MOS-NP. In this, and all other matters, decision of a court of law with proper jurisdiction in Nepal, if so sought, will be final.
Any claim to trade name or copyright under .NP domain name is considered valid ONLY if it is registered with an official trade-name/copyright/patent office in Nepal. Acceptance of the listing entry by the delegated authority confers no rights to the applicant regarding the llegitimacy or otherwise of the association of the name with the applicant, nor does it confer to the applicant any otherrights associated with ownership of the name, or any rights to its use.
No adjudication is made within the registration function as to whether the applicant has a legitimate right to a name. The applicant in lodging the request for a name informs the delegated authority that they are asserting a claimed right to a name. In the case of conflicting name requests between an applicant and an existing listing held by the delegated authority, the matter will be referred to clause number (2) & (4). If they do not apply, it is left to the parties concerned (applicant and listed entity) to resolve such matters, and report to the delegated authority if the resolution includes a change of registration details.
Domain names may be removed from the registration function’s records upon receipt of written advice indicating that the list entry should be removed from the registry, on condition that the original applicant (or corporate entity) submits the advice to the delegated authority.
All registration information will be considered as information within the public domain, and will be accessible using the Internet as the publication vehicle. No provision is made concerning acceptance of information under any imposed condition of confidentiality or non-disclosure. Domain registration is available only in the standard structure i.e. com.np, org.np, edu.np, net.np, gov.np and the domain name must be an obvious derivation of the official name of the applicant body, OR one of its registered trademarks. (e.g., starTrek.com.np will not be registered for an applicant with title “StarOffice Limited”.)
The party requesting registration of this name certifies that, to her/his knowledge, the use of this name does not violate trademark or other statues.
Registering a domain name does not confer any legal rights to that name and any disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular name are to be settled between the contending parties using normal legal methods. Domain registration/modification under .NP is done free** of cost.
Foreign corporations/Multi-national companies can only register domains that suggest their company/trade names and cannot register other generic domains.
MOS-NP has neither the resources nor the legal obligation to screen requested Domain Names to determine if the use of a Domain Name by an Applicant may infringe upon the right(s) of a third party.

** It is available free of cost because Mercantile, which is maintaining primary name service for NP is providing this service free of cost and will remain so as long as Mercantile continues providing it free. MOS-NP doesn’t add any cost for the services it provides regarding the domain registrations. Please direct any correspondence regarding domain names to HYPERLINK “mailto:hostmaster@mos.com.np” hostmaster@mos.com.npMailing address:

The HostmasterNP ccTLD Registration ServicesMERCANTILE COMMUNICATIONS PVT. LTD.P. O. Box 876Durbarmarg, Kathmandu, NEPALTel: +977-1-4240920, +977-1-4220773Fax: +977-1-4221493