What’s a TLD?
A TLD, or top-level domain, is a name at the head of the Domain Name System (DNS) naming hierarchy. It’s the string of letters following the last (rightmost) “.”. Examples of TLDs include .biz, .co, .club and .us.
What is a registrant?
A registrant is a company, organization or individual who desires to register and use a domain name.
What’s the difference between a registry and a registrar?
A registry maintains a database of all domains in its TLD namespace and ensures domains can be found by Internet users all over the world. A registrar, on the other hand, is an accredited partner of a registry.
Registrars sell domain names and other web services to customers. Registrars choose to offer a variety of TLDs like: .biz., com., .net, or .CO to name a few.
What is WHOIS?
A WHOIS database provides information on individual domain registrations. Every registry is required to maintain a WHOIS database with details about registered domain names as well as contact information about the owners of such names. The information typically includes the domain name, sponsoring registrar, key transaction dates, name server information, and contact information. Information for .biz domains may be found at www.WHOIS.biz
Who is Neustar?
What is Neustar's relationship with ICANN?
Can I use .biz brand assets on my website?
How do I register a .biz domain?
You may search and register for your .biz idea, business or blog website name by clicking here. Once found, you may register with your preferred .biz provider or one of the retailer choices we offer.
Are Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) offered in .biz?
.biz currently offers many IDN languages. For a list of these languages and language tables, please visit www.my.biz/policies/IDNs
Why are some .biz domain names reserved?
Names are reserved to protect technical Internet interoperability and per ICANN policy. Changes relative to the reserved list are subject to either Registry or ICANN review and approval.
How do I transfer my .biz domain name?
“Domain name transfers fall in one of two categories:
Registrant Transfer or Name Change — Each Registrar has unique requirements for making changes to the registrant field of a domain name. Registrants must contact the sponsoring Registrar for information regarding Registrant Name Changes and/or Transfers. The sponsoring Registrar appears in each domain name’s WHOIS record (www.WHOIS.biz).
Registrar-to-Registrar Transfer — ICANN rules require that a domain name be registered for a minimum of 60 days before it can be transferred to another Registrar. If your domain name meets these requirements, contact your current sponsoring Registrar and request for the < AUTHINFO > code, which the gaining Registrar will use to initiate the transfer process for your domain name.”
What is an code?
An < AUTHINFO > code is a six- to 16-character “password” assigned by your sponsoring Registrar to be used during domain name transfers. It identifies your domain name in the Registry. No domain name transfer request can be successfully executed without this password. Registrars are contractually required to provide this code upon Registrant request. Registrants are advised to protect their < AUTHINFO > codes to avoid unauthorized transfers of their domain names.
What is the Redemption Grace Period (RGP)?
The Redemption Grace Period (RGP) is the 35 days following the deletion of a .US domain name. The purpose of RGP is to allow registrars and/or their registrants to correct for inadvertent deletions. During the first 30 days of Redemption Grace Period, Registrars may request the Registry to redeem a deleted domain, and thus restore it to its original status prior to deletion. Redemptions may not be performed during the final 5 days of RGP. The WHOIS record indicates if a domain is eligible for redemption. Domains that are eligible are marked “PendingDelete (RESTORABLE)”. A domain that is “PendingDelete (SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE)” cannot be redeemed. All redemption requests must be submitted through your Registrar.
What is PendingDelete Status?
When deleted, all domains that have been registered for more than 5 days are initially placed on PendingDelete status before being purged (or dropped) from the Registry database and made available for registration. The exception to this rule is domains that are deleted within the first 5 days of initial registration. These domains will be dropped immediately, and not be placed in PendingDelete status. Domains remain on PendingDelete status for a period of 35 days before being dropped, unless they are “redeemed” by the sponsoring registrar. This period is known as the Redemption Grace Period (RGP). See below for more information on RGP and domain redemptions.
How do I find a list of .biz domains scheduled to be released from the Registry?
A list of upcoming .biz domain deletions can be obtained from our .biz Expired and Dropping Domains Reports found here.
What should I do if someone infringes on a trademark I own with a .biz domain name?
If you believe that your trademark rights are being infringed upon by someone who has registered a .biz domain name, you can contact the domain owner directly by finding their contact information on the .biz WHOIS <>. If direct contact does not resolve the conflict, then you have the option to utilize the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) which has been implemented by ICANN and Neustar for domain dispute resolution.
What is Neustar doing about Domain Name abuse such as phishing, malware, and spam?
What is DNSSEC?
What problem does DNSSEC solve?
What problem does DNSSEC NOT solve?
How does DNSSEC work?
What’s the process for implementing DNSSEC?
Is there a requirement that registrars implement DNSSEC?
Is DNSSEC available to .biz web address holders?
How does a customer sign a .biz zone with DNSSEC?
Where can more information be found on DNSSEC?
Registrars & Resellers
Who can become a .biz-Accredited Registrar?
Any organization that is ICANN accredited and meets the .biz Accreditation criteria can become an Accredited Registrar partner for .biz domain names. The accreditation process and criteria may be found by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Which Registry Services Provider (RSP) does the .biz Registry use for its technical provisions?
Neustar is the Registry Operator for all .biz registry services including technical, marketing, policy and operational support. Neustar Registry is the world’s largest provider of digital naming services and has provided the platform for .biz domain name registrars since 2001. As a domain industry pioneer, Neustar has played a role in the growth and evolution of nearly every aspect of the domain name space.
Where can I find technical support in relation to my .biz accreditation?
For technical support for .biz Registrars or Resellers, please contact your Neustar Relationship Manager or .biz customer support at email@example.com