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.bg
register.BG
Introduced1991
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryRegister.bg
SponsorRegister.bg
Intended useEntities connected with  Bulgaria
Actual usePopular in Bulgaria
Registration restrictionsMust be in Bulgaria or have a representative there
StructureRegistrations are taken at second or third level
DNSSECyes
Registry Websiteregister.BG

The domain name .bg is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet for Bulgaria. It is currently operated by Register.BG.

The domain name registration guideline impose the following restrictions: Domains can be registered by companies or citizens of the European Union, or foreign companies that have registered branches or commercial representatives in Bulgaria.

The price of domain registration is 30 euro per year (36 € including VAT[1][permanent dead link]).

Until mid-2006, the price was US$50 for one-time registration plus $50 per year (total of $120 including VAT for the first year). For local standards this was a very high price, and many Bulgarian sites are now registered under .com (esp -bg.com), .org, or .net domains, as the registration costs are significantly lower (US$8–12 per year) and less of a bureaucratic hassle.[1]

From August 25, 2008, Register.BG simplified the procedures, allowing the registration of domain names in the .bg zone without providing documented grounds (trademarks, company names) for the name.[2] Eventual disputes are to be solved via the newly established Arbitration committee.[3]

Since September 18, 2006, Register.bg proposes new, third-level domains in the a.bg, b.bg, etc., subdomains (a Latin letter or a digit +.bg), lower cost (€12/year incl. VAT), with less restrictions and no dispute resolution.[2] They are targeted mainly at private individuals.[4]

The domain has been enabled with Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) since October 2007.

On September 5, 2009, Register.bg started accepting second- and third-level domain names in Cyrillic with letters found in the Bulgarian language only.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Bulgarian) Why Bulgarian firms avoid the .bg extension, Article by Martin Mitov in the magazine "Media sviat", december 2003
  2. ^ a b "Terms and conditions, art. 2.3.4.2 and 2.3.5". Archived from the original on 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
  3. ^ "Terms and Conditions, Arbitration". Archived from the original on 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
  4. ^ Open letter Archived 2012-08-06 at the Wayback Machine. (in Bulgarian)
  5. ^ "Terms and conditions - Label". Archived from the original on 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2009-01-14.

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