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The biz TLD was created to relieve some of the demand for domain names in the com top-level domain, and to provide an alternative for businesses whose preferred domain name in com had already been registered by another party. There are no specific legal or geographic qualifications to register a biz domain name, except that it must be for "bona fide business or commercial use." It was created in 2001 along with several other domains as the first batch of new gTLDs approved by ICANN in the expansion of the Domain Name System following the increased interest in internet commerce in the late 1990s. The TLD is administered by NeuStar and registrations are processed via accredited registrars.
In contrast to other newly installed top-level domains, the biz registry did not implement a sunrise period to grant trademark owners first chance at registration, but instead used a procedure whereby they could file intellectual property claims in advance and then challenge any eventual registrant through a policy named Startup Trademark Opposition Policy (STOP). A number of domains were successfully obtained by trademark owners from other registrants through this policy; some of the more controversial cases included that of paint.biz and Canadian.biz, the latter being reversed by a court decision.
.biz domain name only can be used for a “bona fide business or commercial use”. A bona fide business or commercial use refers to "In the ordinary course of trade or business; and In the ordinary course of trade or business;"
No document is required
3 to 63 characters. For Chinese IDN, minimum of 1 / maximum of 14 characters (native characters) allowed.
1 to 10 years.
OnlineNIC implements domain's lifecycle in accordance with ICANN's policy. You may also check the related article in our service term. Please understand that there is fee incurred to pull domain name from "Redemption Period", we call it redemption fee. The typical redemption fee is $120, but varies from each TLD. Please check and confirm it with our live support when you require such process.
Yes. The domain name will be extended for 1 year after transfer completion.
Yes, we provide IDN registration for this extension. Please login your control panel and find out the languages supported for this TLD's registration.
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