SIDN examines use .BV for Dutch companies




Together with the Norwegian Registry, which manages the .BV-top-level domain, the SIDN investigates whether that domain can be used by Dutch companies. At this time, it is not possible to register. .BV Domain names

Sidn logo The SIDN will “explore” the next time or the extension has enough value, let the organization know. After that agreement should be reached with the Norwegian registry Norid, which manages the .BV domain. The .BV domain is for Bouvet Island, an island in the Atlantic Ocean covered by Norway.

At this moment it is not possible to register a domain but .BV Norid claims it regularly receives requests from companies for such a domain. It SIDN would take the technical management of the top-level domain in itself. Only bv’s likely to register a domain name .BV. What it will cost, can spokeswoman Marnie Duijnhoven SIDN not yet say.

One of the possibilities that the SIDN investigates is that it .BV-tld a platform for ‘validated data. “Especially for small businesses, it is difficult to prove that they are a reliable institution,” said spokeswoman Van Duijn Hoven. “The idea is that they can refer. Then .BV to their website” How it should look like, exactly is not clear.

Incidentally, does the SIDN expect any resistance from the local Bouvet’s population, although snowy island has its own domain extension, it is uninhabited.


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