What is a domain name

A domain name is the translation of an IP address into a sequence of characters easier to remember such as a proper name, a brand or a combination of keywords. The domain name is used to access websites or for e-mail addresses. 

There are two categories of namespace: the generic domains (gLD) created at the origin of the Internet, of which the best known are the .com, .net and .org., And the so-called geographic domains because they represent a countries, such as .mr (Mauritania), .sn (Senegal, .ma (Morocco), .dz (Algeria), .fr (France), es (Spain), etc.

The .mr is therefore the top-level Internet domain that designates the territorial space of Mauritania. It is accessible to any natural or legal person residing in Mauritanian territory or a Mauritanian who resides abroad.

From a technical point of view, a .mr domain name must include at least 3 and at most 63 characters chosen from the letters A to Z and the numbers 0 to 9. It is possible to use the hyphen but not the spaces, apostrophes, dash (low dash), etc.

Since November 2017, it is possible to register domain names with Arabic characters (IDN) under all extensions operated by NIC-Mauritania

Having a domain name is simple, relatively inexpensive and accessible to all.


Benefits offered by a domain name:

- The domain name will be part of your corporate identity

- Gives a prominent professional prestige

- Provides professional and customizable email accounts

- Optimize the SEO of your site in search engines