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?
Are Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) offered in .biz?
Why are some .biz domain names reserved?
How do I transfer my .biz domain name?
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 <authinfo> code?
What is the Redemption Grace Period (RGP)?
What is PendingDelete Status?
How do I find a list of .biz domains scheduled to be released from the Registry?
What should I do if someone infringes on a trademark I own with a .biz domain name?
How can I get access to the .biz zone file?
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org