Assigning: .COM.MT: owner must operate on a commercial basis (e.g. limited liability companies) .ORG.MT: owner must operate on a non-profit basis (e.g. charities, foundations) .NET.MT: owner must be a provider of Internet related network services (e.g. ISPs) Opening of .MT second level domain names with a Preferential Registration Period between 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2020: special rights are given to existing registrants of .MT third level domain names (.com.mt/ .org.mt/ .net.mt) who will be able to register the corresponding second level domain name as long as this is not conflicted. In case of conflicted state, second level domain name cannot be registered by anyone. This conflicted state remains true as long as there are more than two holders blocking the name, even beyond the Preferential Registration Period.