Restrictions: Northern Mariana domains, No registration restrictions; personal sites are hosted on registrys own servers and must be built using the chi.mp system, purchased domains have no restrictions
.mp is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Northern Mariana Islands. While there are a few sites related to the Northern Mariana Islands in this domain (such as governmental sites under .gov.mp and a few sites in .org.mp and .com.mp), the get.mp site shows a message that states "dotMP coming summer 2008" and does not provide an explanation of what is planned, beyond a simple series of slogans:it's all about youit's about identityit's about ownershipit's about communicationit's about communityit's about relationshipsit's about privacyit's about peopleit's about lifeit's about sharing
Background Information :
PopulationJuly 2007 estimate 86,616 (198th) - Density 168/km2 (n/a) 63.8/sq mi
National AnthemGi Talo Gi Halom Tasi (Chamorro) Satil Matawal Pacifiko (Carolinian)
AreaTotal 477 km2 (195th) 184.17 sq mi - Water (%) negligible
International Dialling Code1 670
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
GovernmentPresidential representative democracy - Head of State George W. Bush - Governor Benigno R. Fitial - Lt. Governor Timothy P. Villagomez - Resident Representative Pedro Agulto Tenorio (office dissolving in Jan. 2009) - Delegate to Congress Gregorio Sablan (office created in Jan. 2009) Commonwealthin union with United States - Covenant 1975 - Commonwealth status 1978 - end of trusteeship 1986
LanguageEnglish, Chamorro, Carolinian
Time Zone(UTC+10). The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), is a commonwealth in political union with the United States, occupying a strategic region of the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of 15 islands about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines, at 15Ã1Ç2ÇþN 145Ã4Ç5ÇþE©À / ©À15.01722, 145.06806. The United States Census Bureau reports the total land area of all islands as 179.01 square miles (463.63 kmÃ).
The Northern Mariana Islands has a population of 80,362 (2005 estimate). The official 2000 census count was 69,221. The Northern Mariana Islands have the lowest male to female sex ratio in the world: an average of 76 men to every 100 women. That is due to the overwhelming female majority of foreign workers, especially in the garment industry.