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.co.bi Domain Notes
Note: The registry may classify some domain names as premium domain names if so classfied they will command a higher price.
co.bi domains include 3rd party fees and maintenance & during the registration period. If you wish to transfer your co.bi domain away during your registration period you are free do do so without charge. We do not charge an administration fee.
Registry: The registry is NIC.BI (run by CBINET)
Purpose: Entities connected with Burundi
Whois Information: for .co.bi
Once your .co.bi domain is registered
Once registered the .co.bi domain is placed on our international server, provinding an under-construction page for your .co.bi domain, for as long as required. (This enables a browser of your co.bi domain to readily identify that it is registered).
We can also supply free of charge.
Free transfer away if required. We do not and will not charge release / transfer or administration fees for transferring domains to a different co.bi domain name registrars. The domain name is yours and not ours, unlike many other companies, "We recognise that fact!"
Prices from as little as: $89.40kr434€58.40£51.10$101.40kr631$55.00R1028.00 for 1 year.
.co.bi Data Sheet (Domains 101)
|Terms & Conditions :||http://www.nic.bi/|
|IDN Enableda :||No|
|Delete Protectionb :||No|
|Super Lockc :||No|
|Domain Recoveryd :||Yes|
|Minimum Renew :||1 year(s)|
|Maximum Renew :||1 year(s)|
|Default Registration Period :||1 year(s)|
|Maxium Registration Period :||1 year(s)|
|Must be Positively Renewed :||1|
|Grace Periode :||- day(s)|
|Autorenew Grace Periodf :||-6 day(s)|
|Domain Must be Renewed Before Expiry :||Yes|
|Transfers are Prohibited forg :||60 day(s)|
|Redemption Periodh :||days|
|Fee for Recovery From Redemptioni :||$|
|Usage :||Entities connected with Burundi|
|Actual Usage :||Has not had much use, despite liberal registration rules|
a. IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) domains are domains containing non ASCII characters. These are used in languages such as Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, French and German.
b. Delete Protection, an extra service provided by us. Once enabled the domain name will only be deleted once it has passed expiry by 1 year - without being renewed - it will then be deleted.
c. Super Lock, Once selected an additional level of security to inter-registrar transfers is enabled; telephone calls and other physical proof of identification will be required to verify the transfer.
d. Our DomainRecovery service can be used if your domain name is accidentally deleted or cancelled by your existing registrar. We can automatically attempt to re-register it. See Domain Recover
e. Grace Period is the number of days following the registration of a domain when the operation may be reversed.
f. Autorenew Grace Period is the number of days following the automatic renewal of a domain when the operation may be reversed. When this number is negative the domain name must be renewed before expiry.
g. During the Transfer Prohibit Period, this is x days after either the initial registration or a transfer to us, domain transfers away from us will not be allowed.
h. Redemption period. Once a domain is deleted at the registry it can remain recoverable for a limited time before it is deleted. This is the redemption period.
i. Redemption Fee. If we are asked to remove a domain from its redemption period, see above. This is the fee we will charge.
The registry site states that ".BI Registry has a rather liberal policy about domain names as soon as the domain name is in relation with the business name or one of its marks. The general principle is that a domain must reflect the truth." Registraions are open to anybody worldwide, but are not supposed to be registered or used for misleading purposes, though apparently no pre-screening is done to ensure this. The site also states that "We strongly discourage the use of suffixes of our country for misleading people. We remind that .bi stands for Republic of Burundi and for nothing else." This is apparently intended to discourage the "repurposing" of .bi a has been done with other ccTLDs (such as .tv for "television" and .la for Los Angeles), or the use in "domain hacks" where the TLD becomes part of a word or phrase (as in del.icio.us). Use of "bi" in the sense of bisexuality is likely the sort of thing they are aiming to prevent, though it is unclear whether there have been any actual uses of the ccTLD in this manner.
There does not seem to be very much use at all, either within or outside Burundi, despite the liberal registration policy. The nation's political and economic situation may at least in part account for the relatively low number of registered domains; Burundi is among the most impoverished nations on Earth.
.bi is one of the minority of ccTLDs which has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICANN, something ICANN has attempted with limited success to get all ccTLD registries to do. The .bi registration agreement also subjects registrants to te UDRP dispute policy, but they do not appear to have contracted with WIPO to place disputes in this ccTLD under their panels' jurisdiction, and there is no indication in the registry site of any other adjudication body authorized to hear such disputes.
How Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assign the .co.bi domain. IANA is a department of ICANN, a non-profit private American corporation, they oversees IP address allocation, root zone management in the Do main Name System (DNS), and other Internet related symbols and numbers.
General information on .co.bi, the country it represents and its uses.
You may renew your .co.bi domain without logging into your control panel by using our quick and painfree renewal service, or even transfer it into nominate to be renewed if necessary.
Premium Domain Names
The registry may list some names as a premium domain name, if so this domain will be charged at a higher price than the one listed. We will contact you before completing your order if you order one of these names.
The registry reserves some names for its own use, and may not mark them as registered. We may only discover this at the time of attempted registration.