Most of businesses today are promoting their activities using internet services
. As such, investors should also be interested in opening websites
, that can be easily accessed by the clients and partners and that would represent the company’s core activities and beliefs
. When setting up a business in Malta
, our company formation agents
can help you acquire an internet domain
, necessary if you want to carry your business operation on the on-line environment.
Domain Registration in Malta
All websites registered in Malta are recognized by the top level domain (.mt). According to the Maltese legislation, a website should also contain a second level domain, which represents the sector of activity to which the certain company belongs to. As such, the Network Information Centre Malta has established the following second level domains:
• com.mt is used for companies with commercial activities;
• org.mt is used for nonprofit organizations, such as charities or foundations;
• net.mt is used for companies which provide internet network services;
• edu.mt is used for companies related to the educational system.
Holder of the Website in Malta
The Maltese law states that holder of the website
, who has to be an individual or a legal entity, must declare that he or she has the right to use the name stated before the second level domain. As such, when you open a company in Malta
, whose operations are of commercial nature, a website should be entitled according to the following rule: “company.com.mt
In agreement with the Maltese law, a holder is the representative of a legal entity who has the rights to use the website domain and who has to respect obligations which derive from this. The contract for registering a new domain is available for one year; the registration for a com.mt website costs EUR 30, while the renewal of the contract (available for one year or two years) costs EUR 20 for a one year contract and EUR 36 for a two years contract. In the situation in which the website is suspended for various reasons, the holder must pay re-installment fee, which costs EUR 10.