. in is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) the Isle of Man. It exists since 11 September 1996 and is one directly managed by the Government of the Isle of Man.

Overall, a. In the domain 4-64 characters may be long, the use of special characters, as internationalized domain name is not supported. The 's connectivity is entirely automated and within hours. First, domains could be registered only on the second level, since 2006, is a use of. Itself in possible. The existing second- level domains such as. Co.im or. Ltd.im were continued and exist to this day.

There are no particular restrictions on the award. Any natural or legal person is entitled to register a domain, a residence or an establishment on the Isle of Man are not necessary. Applicants only need to observe a black list, are listed on the prohibited items that may not be included in a domain.

Since IM is commonly used as an abbreviation for instant messaging, are often used in domains in this context..