Montenegro Establishes Council for .ME Domains
On March 22, 2007, Montenegro’s law calling for the establishment of a Council for .ME domains entered into force. The Council is now the highest authority in the field of domain names in Montenegro.
The Council is a state body, consisting of Montenegro’s government members. It is responsible for establishing general rules concerning the maintenance of .ME domains. It is also responsible for monitoring changes in the area of Internet domains and reporting directly to the government of Montenegro.
The Council also monitors activities of its administrative body, which is the National Registry for Domain Names. This administrative body was created by the government of Montenegro to handle technical and administrative operations relating to .ME domains. Its official title is: “The Information System Center of the University of Montenegro” (“Centar informacionog sistema Univerziteta Crne Gore”).
The legal framework for the domain names in Montenegro is still in the making but close to being finalized. We expect new regulations to enter into force in the next couple of months.
For more information, please contact Vesna Gakovic in our Balkan Regional Office in Serbia.