25 April 2022

Notification of Companies’ Obligation in Using the National Domain

On 1 April 2022, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (“MPTC”) jointly issued Notification No. 0837 on the Requirement of the Use of the National Second-Level Domain Name (“.com.kh”) and the Submission of the E-mail Address with National Second-Level Domain Name when filing Annual Declaration of Commercial Enterprise (“Notification No. 0837”).

Notification No.0837 notifies that, pursuant to Article 7 of the Law on the Commercial Enterprises, and Article 7 of Sub-Decree No. 287 on the Management and Use of the National Domain Names on the Internet, all companies registered in Cambodia are required to use a national second-level domain name “.com.kh” and to submit an email address with the national second-level domain name when filing its ADCE.

Companies that do not have the national second-level domain “.com.kh” shall urgently apply for the domain from the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia. The requirement to submit the email address with the national second-level domain during the ADCE will begin from 1 January 2023.

Newly incorporated companies should apply for the national second-level domain name upon its incorporation. Notwithstanding this new requirement, in addition to the national second-level domain name, the company may still use other domain names for its business operations.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Matthew Rendall, Sok Ren Polina, or Tiev Munirath.

This alert is for general information only and is not a substitute for legal advice.