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FAQ - (Frequently Asked Questions) about the .BIZ domains.
- .BIZ DOMAINS
1. What is the
.Biz top level domain name?
.BIZ is the world's first Internet-based environment dedicated
exclusively to the business community. It promises to be much more than
just another domain name. In addition to providing businesses with an
enhanced presence on the Web, the .BIZ database platform will soon be
able to provide services that more efficiently facilitate commerce
across the Internet. Simply put, .BIZ means business.
2. Why do I want a domain name ending with
There are already more than six and a
half million domains registered in the
.COM top level domain. Most of the good, short, easy to remember names
are already taken by someone else. The .BIZ top level domain
introduced, November 7, 2001, so there is plenty of new, empty real estate, with excellent names
still available. In .BIZ you can have a domain name that fits your business,
idea, information about your main domain, family or other name more closely. Protect
your bussiness name, and register the .BIZ domain TLD.
- 3. How much does a .BIZ domain cost?
$70.00 US dollars for the first two years for the use of the domain, after
that $70.00 every two years.
- 4. How do I change my DNS settings?
The same way as with the .com,.net,.org domain names to to the domain
modification form located at our site at DNS
modification form . The first week DNS name servers will have to
be resolved in the .Info WHOIS, it will need time to apply all the
DNS name servers globally on the Internet.
- 5. Who assigned the .BIZ TLD domain?
The IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) who is solely responsible for all the
TLD domain assignments.
6. How do I upload my web page on to my domain?
When registering a domain name, you do not receive any web space on our
servers.We "park " the domain untill you are ready to host
the domain. We can host your domain starting at $5.95 a month, 25mb
space, 25 pop email addresses, your own control panel. Visit our Hosting
Plans for more details.
7. How long until my .BIZ domain works?
It takes up to 24 hours to have your domain working worldwide if your nameservers
have been setup properly. At the launch of the new .biz domain
names name servers will have to be put in place worldwide (dns global
updates) this process could take 2 or 3 days, once the .Biz WHOIS
database is finished with this process it will take up to 48 hrs with
new .info registrations. NB: at launch date the .BIZ WHOIS will need to
resolve the nameservers globally, this could give some delays in the
8. Dot-BIZ &
A domain name is simply an address on the World Wide
Web. Or, put another way, it's a unique alpha-numeric designation
that helps locate a particular computer on the global information
Dot-Biz works just like dot-com. Both are called top
level domains, or TLDs in techspeak. Dot-com and dot-edu are
examples of generic domains. Other examples are dot-net, and dot-org,
To allow room for growth, the designers of the Domain Name System
also created now new top level domain names which will be available
soon! .Info will launch "live" October 1, .biz is planned
to go "live" November 7th, 2001. [Question Not Answered?]
9. Do .BIZ domain names have any restrictions?
Yes. The .BIZ domain can only be used for a "bona fide
business or commercial use". A bona fide business use is one
of the following:
to exchange goods, services, or property of any kind;
in the ordinary course of trade or business; or
to facilitate (i) the exchange of goods, services,
information, or property of any kind; or, (ii) the ordinary
course of trade or business
Registering a domain name solely for the purposes of (1)
selling, trading or leasing the domain name for compensation, or
(2) the unsolicited offering to sell, trade or lease the domain
name for compensation does not constitute a "bona fide
business or commercial use" of that domain name.
For illustration purposes, the following do not constitute a
"bona fide business or commercial use" of a domain name:
using or intending to use the domain name exclusively for
personal, noncommercial purposes; or
using or intending to use the domain name exclusively for the
expression of noncommercial ideas (i.e., registering abcsucks.biz
exclusively to criticize or otherwise express an opinion on the
products or services of ABC company, with no other intended business
or commercial purpose).