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The right to register Turkmen domains was transferred to a nongovernmental institution

Registration of national domains in Turkmenistan has been transferred to the Economic Society "Coordination Center of the National Domain" of Turkmenistan. Previously, this service, which includes domains ".gov.tm«, «.com.tm" и ".edu.tm" , provided by the State Telecommunications Company "Turkmentelecom".

H/o "The Coordination Center of the National Domain" of Turkmenistan acts as a non-governmental, non-profit organization. This society acts as the national registrar, in accordance with the amendments to the Law of Turkmenistan "On Legal Regulation of Internet Development and Provision of Internet Services in Turkmenistan" of June 8, 2019.

Domains are provided at the direction of the applicant. Providers of educational services are registered in the domain ".edu.tm", and commercial institutions - in the domain ".com.tm". Domain ".gov.tm" belongs to government agencies.

"The National Domain Coordinating Center registers domains ".gov.tm" at 1536 manat per year, domains ".com.tm" at 1745 manat and domains ".edu.tm" at 1,466 manat. The tariffs were approved by the Ministry of Industry and Communications of Turkmenistan on November 28, 2019, according to the relevant law.

At present, the "Corporation for the Management of Domain Names and IP Addresses" (ICANN) is the globally recognized principal domain coordinator. The HC "National Domain Coordination Center" of Turkmenistan was founded according to the standards of this international organization, whose main goal is to protect the interests of Internet users.

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