Just a quick share. The usage of the .my domain name is increasing. Even organizations like MyNIC are using domainregistry.my instead of domainregistry.com.my. Well, basically most companies have now decided to publish .my as the official domain name, instead of .com.my. Obviously, the trend is picking up. We estimate more and more companies will be doing so. If you happen to have a domain name registred under .com.my, we believe that it is good to secure the .my version as well. For example, if you happen to have irishotel.com.my, it is good to register and secure the name irishotel.my.
The registration fee for the .my domain name is only RM120 a year. You can do a name search at http://whois.domainregistry.my/. If it returns ‘..does not exist in database’, the name is available. Then, let us know, we can register the domain name for you, or you can order online.
There’s certainly a risk that someone might take the name from you. In that case, you can file a dispute case to MYNIC’s Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (MYDRP), if you can prove that the person holding the name has bad faith and that it is an infringement ofm your trademark. Bear in mind that the case usually takes up to 6 months to resolve and may cost you more than RM5,000 on the legal fees alone.