.im Domain

.im is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Isle of Man. It is administered by the Government of the Isle of Man and managed on a day-to-day basis by Domicilium, an offshore Internet Service Provider based on the Isle of Man.

On July 1, 2006, .im registration was made available to anyone in the world, including one, two, and three letter domains directly under .im, which opens up the possibility of .im domain hacks. The domain has gained popularity among companies who produce instant messaging (IM) software with names registered by Adium, ejabberd, Coccinella, Meebo, Pandion, Pidgin, Prosody, Trillian, and Yahoo! among others. .IM is also used in German, French and Italian speaking countries (i.e. Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, Switzerland, France, Italy and part of Belgium) for Real Estate purposes (Immobilien in German, Immobilier in French, Immobiliare in Italian). .IM also sounds like the phrase "I'm" (short for "I am") in English. The abundance of available short names has also made the domain popular for personal use.

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Available Suffixes
  • Registrations on second level (e.g. domain.im): yes
available SLDs

  • co.im can be registered: yes
  • com.im can be registered: yes
  • net.im can be registered: yes
  • org.im can be registered: yes
Useful information
  • Cancellation period 12 days
  • Whois Server whois.nic.im
Contact Requirements
Available Types:
  • Owner has to be Person or Org

Before the transfer can be started, please unlock the domain for transfer by the old registrar. The transfer has to be initiated through our system. A valid Authorization Code has to be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the old registrar.


An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be performed easily in our system.

  • check: no
  • IP-Types: IPv4
  • DNSSEC: no
  • min. Nameserver: 2
  • max. Nameserver: 13

A Restore can be performed in our system up to 30 days after deletion.

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