.BZ Domain Names
Registering a .BZ domain name tells the world you are ready for business! Start building your company today with a .BZ domain.
What is a .BZ domain?
The .BZ domain is a ccTLD (country code top level domain), and the Internet country code for Belize. Located in Central America, Belize borders the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico. After long territorial disputes between the United Kingdom and Guatemala, independence was won on September 21, 1981. The country of Belize covers 8,867.2 square miles, an area slightly smaller than Massachusetts. According to a June 2008 census, the population was 301,270 people. Of that population, 46% speak Spanish, 32.9% Creole, 8.9% Mayan dialects, 3.9% English, 3.4% Garifuna, and 3.3% German.
Why should I register a .BZ domain name?
The .BZ domain has been marketed as an abbreviation for 'business'. Having a .BZ domain can be used as an indicator that you and your company are ready for business. DotBZ enables your business to present itself as a serious player in the global marketplace, and helps you do what you do best – get down to business.
The .BZ domain has started to grow, and as of October 31, 2008 had 43,474 registrations. In addition to being used as a 'business' domain, the .BZ extension is very popular in Italy. There, BZ is the abbreviation for Bolzano and the province of Bolzano-Borzen.
Protecting yourself and your identity is all too important in today's world. The same standards apply to protecting your business and personal identity online. Protecting your brand is an important reason to register ccTLDs. Being the initial purchaser of your brand in a TLD is a much wiser idea than attempting to acquire names after someone else has registered them.
Additionally, it is much easier to purchase a common word or short domain name in a ccTLD than in the more popular and heavily populated TLDs like .COM and .NET. Country code TLDs also present the opportunity to register domain hacks such as com.BZ, bom.BZ, or tom.BZ.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .BZ?
There are no restrictions for registering a .BZ domain. Registration is open to anyone, similar to .COM, .NET, or .ORG.
Name.com offers the following .BZ extensions: com.BZ and net.BZ. There are no registration restrictions on either second-level .BZ domain.