.ma is the Internetcountry codetop-level domain (ccTLD) for Morocco. A local registrar with a local Moroccan company as administrative contact is needed to register an .ma or .co.ma domain name. Further restrictions are imposed on the registering of other second-level domains (such as .net.ma or .gov.ma).
In 1995 the technical management of the .ma domain was taken over by Maroc Telecom is still the (not formal) technical maintainer.
On 12 May 2006 IANA redesignated the administrative and technical contact for the domain, and made ANRT<!-- who is ANRT? --> the only official registrar for the .ma ccTLD.
Within some years the ANRT will request the market to bid on a "Technical maintainer" license which is valid for five years. The new party will get 12 months to implement a provisioning system based on Extensible Provisioning Protocol. It is not expected that before 2013 the provisioning of .ma domains can be made completely automatic.
Total hosts of .ma: 36.669 (04/10/2010)
Total internet users in Morocco: 7.300.000 (2006)
Total ADSL connection in Morocco: 550.000 (2007)
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