Until now, it is only possible to register third level domains under .COM.MT, .NET.MT, .ORG.MT and .EDU.MT.
This will change as from 01 December 2017, with the implementation of a new policy to register second level domain names directly under .MT. Registration of third level domain names will remain possible.
The main reasons for adopting the new policy are to improve the .MT namespace through more choice, shorter names, avoid inappropriate labelling and, last but not least, to follow similar changes in other ccTLDs (e.g UK).
To facilitate the transition to the new system of registration, a Preferential Registration Period is being implemented. During this period, running between 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2020, special rights are given to existing registrants of .mt domain names.
Furthermore, NIC(Malta) is announcing a new fee structure that comes into effect as from 1 December 2020 that will see a annual official registration fees halved compared to current values.
Your IP Twins account managers remain available to assist you with your .MT domain registrations.