How to register a free .com.np domain in Nepal?

Whether you are planning to launch a personal blog or a corporate website you will need a domain. Mercantile Communication Nepal provides free domain names for both person and corporate business free of cost. You just need to follow some steps to register a free .com.np domain in Nepal.

All the domain names provided by Mercantile Communication Nepal fall under ccTLD domain name which end with the country code .np

1. Requirements to register a free .com.np domain in Nepal

Before requesting a domain name in mercantile we need the following:

  • Mercantile Domain Registration Portal Account.
  • Scanned copy of Citizenship/ Scanned copy of official company document.
  • Cover Letter requesting a domain name with signature.
  • Valid Nameservers of hosting provider where you will host your website.

Let us look in detail about all the requirements to register a .com.np domain in Nepal below. However if you already fulfill the requirements you can move to the following section.

1.1 Mercantile Domain Registration Portal Account

Before requesting a domain name you will need to create an account at register.com.np. You will need a valid email in any email provider like Gmail, outlook or yahoo. The detailed process are explained in the steps below.

1.2 Required Official Documents

The domain name can be requested either by individuals or organizations. For an individual to register a .com.np domain they will require a scanned copy of their citizenship, driving license or passport.

You need to make sure that the domain name you have requested for should match with the name in your valid document. For example, you cannot request for a domain willsmith.com.np with the citizenship document showing name Sagun Siwakoti.

However, for an organization requesting to register a .com.np domain in Nepal you need to submit a scanned copy of official document like Company Registration Document or PAN/VAT document.

Lastly, you need to make sure the related documents are less than 200 kb in size. A software like cam scanner can be used to scan the document using a mobile phone

1.3 Cover Letter requesting domain registration

You also need a cover letter requesting for the required domain name. The cover letter for an individual can be a printed letter or handwritten. Finally you can print, sign the letter and scan it using software like cam scanner.

1.3.1 Sample Letter For Individual

Date : 2022/04/15

To The Hostmaster,
Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd.,
Hitipokhari, Durbarmarg, Kathmandu, Nepal

Subject : Requesting Registration of domain [yourdomain.com.np]

Dear All,

I would like to request for the domain registration of domain name [yourdomain.com.np]. Furthermore, I have attached the required documents(citizenship) in the registration portal along with this cover letter.

I would be grateful if you consider my request for domain registration.

Sincerely Yours,
[Your Name]
[Your Signature]

Furthermore, you need to replace [yourdomain.com.np] with your real domain and [your name] with your real name. Then you also need to add a signature at the placeholder [your signature]. You can also replace the (citizenship) with passport or driving license depending upon the type of document your submit.

1.3.2 Sample Letter for Organization

Date : 2022/04/15

To The Hostmaster,
Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd.,
Hitipokhari, Durbarmarg, Kathmandu, Nepal

Subject : Requesting Registration of domain [yourdomain.com.np]

Dear All,

I would like to request for the domain registration of domain name [yourdomain.com.np] for my company [your company name] located at [your company location]. Furthermore, I have attached the required documents(Company Registration Document) in the registration portal along with this cover letter.

I would be grateful if you consider my request for domain registration.

Sincerely Yours,
[Your Position]
[Your Name]
[Your Signature]

You need to replace [yourdomain.com.np] with your real domain name. Furthermore, you also need to replace [your company name] and [your company location] with real company name and location. [Your Position], [Your Name] need to be filled accordingly along with a signature.

However, for an organization you need to print the letter in an official letterhead. Then you also need to put official stamp along with your signature. You also need to make sure the company name in your document of proof matches with the name of domain you are requesting for.

1.4 Valid Nameservers Addresses

Nameserver are address names that tell your domain where your website is hosted. Basically, all hosting providers provide a nameserver. There are 2-3 nameserver for a host. The format of nameserver are :

ns1.exampleserver.com
ns2.exampleserver.com

Before proceeding you will need to fill these information to complete registration of the .com.np domain.

2. Steps to register a free .com.np domain

Now we have all the documents ready to request a .com.np domain in mercantile. It’s time to practically see how to register a domain.

2.1 Create an account on register.com.np

You need to create an account in mercantile domain registration portal to request a domain name. The steps to create an account are mentioned below.

  • Firstly visit the link at register.com.np/register
  • Then fill up the create account form which contains full name, email, password and confirm password
Create account to register a free .com.np domain.
  • After filling the form you will receive a notification asking to verify a email from mercantile sent in your email address. Verify your account
Activate email to register a free .com.np domain.

2.2 Search Domain Availability

Now that you have created an account in register.com.np. You need to search the domain that you are looking to request for. Follow the steps below to search for required domain name.

Login to register a free .com.np domain.
  • Choose the necessary domain name along with a preferred domain suffix (.com.np, .info.np, .pro.np).
Search domain to register a free .com.np domain.
  • Once you are finally satisfied with the domain name and the name is available then click the register now to move forward with the domain.
Register domain  to register a free .com.np domain.

2.3 Fill Domain Request Form

Once you have logged in to the domain registration panel and selected your domain. It’s time to fill up the domain registration form to complete the process. The steps are described below.

  • Firstly fill up the nameserver details. The nameservers should be valid nameserver from the hosting provider.
Fill nameserver to register a free .com.np domain.
  • Then fill up the administrative contact details.
Fill administrative contact to get a domain name for free in Nepal
  • Finally fill up the technical contact details. You can tick the copy administrative contact if you want the information to be the same as administrative details.
Fill technical details for domain registration
  • After you fill the form click save and continue to save the nameservers and contact details.

2.4 Submit necessary documents register a free .com.np domain

Finally, you can move to the final part of domain registration process where you submit the necessary documents.

  • Choose the type of document and necessary scanned image and click save image. Remember to keep the size of scanned file below 200 kb.
Submit documents to get  a free .com.np domain.
  • For an individual you need to submit a copy of citizenship and a cover letter. For an organization you need to submit the copy of company registration and a cover letter. The sample cover letter for both are provided in earlier section of the article. You need to upload the document one at a time and click the request domain button.
  • Lastly, after you click the request domain button you will be taken to page which shows the status of your domain request. You can also login anytime to check the status. The domain request should be approved in a couple of days considering all the information and documents are filled up properly.
Check domain status for registering a free domain.

3. Some Possible Queries to register a free .com.np domain

3.1 Who can apply for free .np domain registration?

Any individual who is a Nepali citizen with a valid citizenship ID, a NRN or a foreign national with a Nepalese resident VISA can apply for the .np domain.

Furthermore, any national or international organization with a proof of company registration in Nepal can apply for .np domain in Nepal.

3.2 Can I apply for google AdSense program using .com.np domain?

Yes, you can apply in google AdSense program using a .com.np domain. However, your site will get approved only if you fulfill all the necessary requirements required by the AdSense program.

3.3 Can a non Nepali citizen register a free .com.np domain?

To register a .com.np domain you need to have Nepali citizenship. However, NRN and Foreign nationals with Nepalese resident VISA can apply for domain too using the identification card.

3.4 Can I apply for other domain names with other suffix (for example .info.np .net.np)?

Yes you can apply for any kind of domain names suffix provided by mercantile. Furthermore, the process is identical to apply for .com.np domain

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