.mz Regulations

Requirements & Information

Why register .mz?
The Republic of Mozambique is located in the south-eastern part of Africa. The former capital city was called Lourenco Marques and was renamed Maputo. Maputo is located in the southern part of the country.

The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese with half the population speaking it as a second language. Other popular languages spoken in Mozambique are Sena, Makua and Swahili. Mozambique is a country with full of natural resources, with the economy based largely on agriculture. Mozambique is economy is growing with aluminium and petroleum production leading the way. If you conduct business from within Mozambique it is time to register a .MZ domain extension. Registering a dot 'MZ' country code extension (top level domain name) will increase credibility for your business across the globe. Why? Country-code domains are meant specifically for businesses that do business within a particular country--in this case, Mozambique. The .com domain (and other generic TLDs) are not targeted and that online space is saturated--and you likely already have the .com for your business. Extend your brand presence with a more relevant, shorter domain--a ccTLD that differentiates you from competitors.

Identify yourself as an official Mozambique business owner and give your clients and constituents more confidence as they interact with you online. Country code domains also help you rank higher in local search results.
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Additional Information


(Adapted with permission from a document prepared by
Network Solutions, Inc. and subsequently from the CIUEM)

The Centro de Informatica da Univeridade Eduardo Mondlane ("CIUEM ") is responsible for assigning domain names in the .CO.MZ namespace of the Internet. These terms and conditions apply to the use and registration of domain names in the .CO.MZ namespace of the Internet, including all other subdomains
of .MZ that are administered by CIUEM ("Domain Name(s)").

1. CIUEM is responsible for the registration of domain names in the .CO.MZ namespace of the Internet. CIUEM registers these Domain Names on a "first come, first served" basis. CIUEM has neither the resources nor the legal obligation to screen requested Domain Names to determine if the use of a Domain Name by any applicant (hereafter referred to as "Applicant") may infringe upon the right(s) of a third party.
Consequently, as an express condition and material inducement of the grant of Applicant's request to register a Domain Name, Applicant represents, warrants and agrees as follows...

(a) Applicant's statements in the application are true and applicant has the right to use the Domain Name as requested in the Application;

(b) Applicant has a bona fide intention to use the Domain Name on a regular basis on the Internet;

(c) The use or registration of the Domain Name by Applicant does not interfere with nor infringe the right of any third party in any jurisdiction with respect to trademark, service mark, tradename, company name, close corporation name, copyright nor any other intellectual property right;

(d) Applicant is not seeking to use the Domain Name for any unlawful purpose, including, without limitation, delictual interference with contract or prospective business advantage, unfair competition, injuring the reputation of another, nor for the purpose of confusing or misleading a person, whether natural or incorporated.

2. Applicant acknowledges and agrees that these conditions prevailing on the registration and use of Domain Names may change from time to time and that, upon thirty (30) days posting on the
Internet at http;//www.uem.mz/dnsterms.html, CIUEM may modify or amend such terms.

3. At the time of the initial submission of the Domain Name request, the Applicant is required to have operational name service from at least two operational Internet servers for that domain name.
Each server must be fully connected to the Internet and capable of receiving queries under that Domain Name and responding thereto. In the event that Applicant does not make regular use of its assigned Domain Name for any a period of 90 days or more, Applicant agrees that Applicant shall, upon request of CIUEM ,relinquish that Domain Name to CIUEM , making that Domain Name available for registration and use by another party.

4. Applicant is responsible for its selection of the Domain Name. Consequently, Applicant shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless CIUEM , its officers, employees and agents, for any loss, damage, expense or liability resulting from any claim, action or demand arising out of or related to the use or registration of the Domain Name, including reasonable attorneys fees. Such claims shall include, without limitation, those based upon tradename infringement, copyright infringement, dilution, delictual interference with contract or prospective business advantage, unfair competition, defamation or injury to business reputation. CIUEM agrees to give Applicant written notice of any such claim, action or demand within a reasonable time. Applicant agrees that CIUEM shall be defended by attorneys of CIUEM 's choice at Applicant's expense, and that Applicant shall advance the costs of such litigation, in a reasonable fashion, from time to time. The failure to abide by this provision shall be considered a material breach of this Agreement and permit CIUEM to immediately withdraw the use and registration of Domain Name from Applicant.

5. Applicant agrees that CIUEM shall have the right to withdraw a Domain Name from use and registration on the Internet upon thirty (30) days prior written notice (or earlier if ordered by the court) should CIUEM receive an order by any competent court having jurisdiction that the Domain Name in dispute rightfully belongs to a third party or infringes a third party's rights.

6.(a) In the event that the Applicant breaches any of its obligations under these terms, CIUEM may request that Applicant relinquish the Domain Name by way of a written notice describing the alleged breach. If Applicant fails to provide evidence that it has not breached its obligations which is reasonably satisfactory to CIUEM within thirty (30) days of the date of receipt of such notice, then CIUEM may terminate Applicant's use and registration of the Domain Name.

6.(b) Applicant acknowledges and agrees that CIUEM cannot act as an arbiter of disputes arising out of the registration and use of Domain Names. At the same time, Applicant acknowledges that CIUEM may be presented with evidence that a Domain Name registered by Applicant violates the rights of a third party. In such instance CIUEM shall be allowed to provide a complainant with Applicant's name and address and all further communication will exclude CIUEM and CIUEM will have no further obligations to the Applicant.

6.(c) In such instance Applicant shall be entitled to continue using the Domain Name registered for Applicant by CIUEM until a court as described in 5 directs otherwise.


8. The Applicant consents to the jurisdiction of any competent Mozambican Magistrate's court for the adjudication of any legal dispute between CIUEM and the Applicant and these terms and conditions will be construed and interpreted in accordance with the law of the Republic of Mozambique.

9. The Applicant acknowledges that the terms and conditions hereof may not be varied or cancelled except in writing and signed by CIUEM and the Applicant, or as provided in paragraph 2 above.

10. In the event that any of the terms of this Annexure are found to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, such terms will be severable from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid and enforceable.

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