How to Register free .np domain [2022 update]

You might have heard about the provision of .com.np domain for free (free web address) to Nepalese citizens and institutions. Yes, you heard true. In this blog, we are going to guide you how to register free .np domain for yourself and/or organization/institution that you represent.

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For government websites (domains with .gov.np ccTLD), it is National Information Technology Center (NITC) who undertakes the procedures.

Nepalese individuals, organizations, or schools can work with free .np domain registrar at Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd., Hiti Pokhari, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu.

An individual can get ccTLDs like .com.np, .info.np, and .name.np. If your choose your full name as domain and .name.np as ccTLD, your web address will be yourfullname.name.np.

Non-profit organizations can get .org.np. Schools get .edu.np whereas cooperatives get .coop.np. For more details see this complete list of .np ccTLDS.

How to Register free .np domain in 2022?

Before proceeding any further, please get 2 documents in your hand-
1. Identification Certificate / Business Registration Certificate
2. Signed / Stamped Cover Letter

1. Go to register.com.np and click ‘User Login‘.

2. Click ‘Create User‘ button to register.

3. Fill up the necessary details and click ‘Create account‘. Remember to provide your working email address. Also, follow the rule of creating password. Normally, they accept password with minimum 7 characters that contains at least 1 uppercase letter and at least 1 numeral.

4. Check your email for the confirmation. Click on the confirmation link that comes along with the email from .np Registry at Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd. Your email address is then verified.

Do check in SPAM folder if you do not see the email with confirmation link in the inbox.

5. Go to register.com.np and login using the email address that you provided, and password you created.

6. You will be taken to dashboard of .np Registry. Type in your desired domain name. Select desired ccTLD (For example- You may select .com.np, .name.np, or .info.np for an individual.). Click Search‘ button.

You can try another domain name and ccTLD combination if one of your choice is not available.

7. Once you are satisfied with the available domain address, click ‘Register Now‘ button.

8. In the domain request form, first provide the name server details (primary name server, and secondary name server).

If you have host of your website, type in the name servers provided by them. If you are using Blogger.com to host your blog, you can first link the name server to any registrar, for example – Go Daddy. Then, you can use Go Daddy to forward the domain request to Blogger-hosted blog.

9. Type in administrative contact details and technical contact details.

You can tick the box to copy administrative contact details for technical contact details.

10. Click ‘Save and Continue‘ button.

11. In the documentation upload section of the application form, upload your identification document, and cover letter. Remember, any file can not be more than 200 kb!

If you select the document title option as ‘identification‘, upload identification document. For an individual, identification document can be citizenship certificate, passport, voter card, or driving license.

If you upload citizenship certificate, remember to upload both pages. These can be 2 images or both pages in same image file.

For document title option as ‘business registration‘, upload registration certificate of the business that you represent.

If you select the document title as ‘cover letter‘, upload the cover letter.

You might want to see the sample of cover letter to .np registrar at Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd. Please see the sample of cover letter for .com.np domain registration below.

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You can take the photo of handwritten / printed cover letter, and/or identification document / business registration certificate. You can also scan them.

12. After you have uploaded the necessary letters and certificates, click ‘Request domain‘ button.

Your domain request will be processed in about 1 to 14 business days.

If you face any difficulty, please comment down below. We will try to attempt your query.

Is a holder of NRN ID card able to get a free .np domain?

Yes, you can also submit NRN ID card as an identification document.

Do I need paid webhost?

No, it is not necessary. You can also link .np domain to free Blogger-hosted blog via other registrars like Go Daddy.

Can I add words like writes, blogs after my first name?

It’s jurisdiction of Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd. To my opinion – No ! You can get full name. If .com.np it is already taken by somebody, you can try alternative ccTLDs like .info.np or .name.np.

Can I add numbers after my name?

To my experience, they allow this. However, numbers in domain name is not ideal practice.

Why has Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd. done this?

To promote entrepreneurship in Nepal and among Nepalese. Blogging is also considered as an entrepreneurship practice these days.

What can I do if my request is rejected?

Most of the rejections are done when the domain names do not comply with the ‘Terms and Conditions’. You can try for a new domain name if rejected.

I also want a custom e-mail. What can I do?

Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd. currently provide MX registry. You can always connect your domain to name servers (NS record) of other domain registrars like Go Daddy. From there, you can edit MX records (of certain providers or web-hosts) for getting custom e-mail.

I run a cottage industry. Can I get a free .com.np?

Absolutely ! What you need to upload is certificate of registration of your cottage industry.