Network Working Group
Request for Comments: 2053
Category: Informational
E. Der-Danieliantz
AM Network Information Center
October 1996

The AM (Armenia) Domain

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

The AM Domain

The AM Domain is an official Internet top-level domain of Armenia.

AM is the ISO-3166 2-letter country code for the Republic of Armenia and thus the AM Domain is established as a top-level domain and registered with the InterNIC the same way other country domains are.

Naming Structure

The AM Domain hierarchy is flat. This means that any organization may be registered directly under the AM TLD. Example:

However, subdomains are allowed, such as ORG and MIL, as well as CO and AC.

Please note that MIL.AM and GOV.AM domains are reserved by the Ministry of Defense and The Government of Armenia, respectively. Other domains may be reserved for appropriate organizations by contacting AM Network Information Center at HOSTMASTER@AMNIC.NET.


There are two types of registrations (1) Delegation, where a branch of the AM Domain is delegated to an organization running name servers to support that branch; or (2) Direct Registration, in which the information is put directly into the main database.

In Direct Registration there are two cases: (a) an IP-host (with an IP address), and (b) non-IP host (for example, a UUCP host). Any particular registration will involve any one of these three situations.

The registration is performed by the AM Network Information Center, national Internet registry of Armenia. For more information about AM Network Information Center, please visit:


Anyone requesting to register a host in the AM Domain is sent a copy of the "AM second-level domain registration template". It is necessary to fill out this template and send via Internet e-mail to HOSTMASTER@AMNIC.NET for consideration.

The AM Domain template, is similar to the InterNIC Domain template, but it is not the same. To request a copy of the AM Domain template, send a message to HOSTMASTER@AMNIC.NET.


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        STD 13, RFC 1034, ISI, November 1987.
   [4]  Mockapetris, P., "Domain Names - Implementation and
        Specification", STD 13, RFC 1035, ISI, November 1987.
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Security Considerations

Security issues are not discussed in this memo.

Author's Address

Edgar Der-Danieliantz
AM Network Information Center
c/o Arminco Limited
Mashtotz Avenue 51
Yerevan, ARMENIA

   Phone: +374 2 28 14 25
   Fax:   +374 2 28 50 82