August 29, 2019

PTD Awards Service Contract to GMO Registry to set up ccTLD (.mm) Registry for Myanmar

  • GMO Registry, Inc.
  • ACE Co., Ltd. (MM)

GMO Internet Group companies, GMO Registry, Inc., and local Myanmar company, ACE Co., Ltd have been officially awarded the contract to provide back-end registry operational support for country-code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), .mm by the Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) of the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

This month a signing ceremony took place between GMO-Z ACE and .mm registry, the Myanmar government Posts & Telecommunications Department.

GMO-Z ACE will be responsible for .mm registry operations, while GMO Registry will implement and operate the registry backend system.

The two companies aim to contribute to the growth of the .mm TLD and the Myanmar domain market through provision of the following registry system operation support services..

(1) To implement a secure, stable and highly-scalable registry system
(2) To develop registry policies in line with global standards
(3) To provide marketing support and expand internationally
(4) To increase efficiencies in operation
(5) To provide systems operation, product and marketing support and consultation services

Amid the current rapid expansion of the Internet in Myanmar, the government expects demand for domain names to increase, and with the goal of promoting the growth of .mm, PTD held a tender and evaluation process to select a registry backend operations provider.

GMO-Z ACE has been providing domain registration, SSL, enterprise cloud and hosting services in Myanmar since 2014, built on the expertise and experience of GMO Internet Group, a provider of comprehensive Internet services in Japan. GMO-Z Ace is partnering with registry services provider, GMO Registry to operate .mm.

The Myanmar government tender and evaluation process recognized GMO Internet Group’s proven track record in domain registration, systems development, operations and technology.

GMO Internet Group has an extensive history in the domain industry, comprising services including, the first ICANN accredited registrar in Asia, who is today among the largest registrars in the world having registered more than 20 million domain names and offering registration in more than 580 domain extensions (.com, .shop etc.). Additionally, GMO Registry provides registry backend operation and support services for over 40 TLDs including Indonesia ccTLD, .id.

About GMO Registry, Inc.

GMO Registry is a domain registry services operator based in Tokyo, Japan. Established in July 2009 with a vision to secure meaningful and trusted namespace for ecommerce, the company acquired .shop in a $41.5 million ICANN auction in January 2016.
Today GMO Registry operates more than 40 top-level domains including .tokyo and GeoTLDs representing major Japanese cities, while global brands including Canon and Hitachi have chosen GMO Registry as a technology partner to build exclusively branded namespaces under their own top-level domains.
In March 2019, GMO Registry reached the one-million domain name registration milestone.
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Myanmar Government Announcement

About GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is an Internet service industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, e-commerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and cryptocurrency related services. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is publicly listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit

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