Caribbean Domains: Barbados (.bb)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Barbadan domain type, ie. “bb”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.bb” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Barbadan domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Barbadan domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Barbadan domain name registrar.
.bb is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Barbados. In 1991, the University of Puerto Rico received the delegation for the Barbados top-level domain. In 1996 the delegation was moved from the University to the company Cable and Wireless BET.
In 2001 both Cable and Wireless and the government of Barbados signed a memorandum of understanding. This agreement allowed Cable and wireless to continue administration of the Barbados ccTLD until the government could find a suitable alternative.
The Barbados government subsequently wrote to IANA requesting re-delegation of the domain in April 2007. IANA accepted the proposal and officially changed the delegation from Cable and Wireless to the government's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Development. The Telecoms unit of the government of Barbados has been running the domain since November 2007. The Telecoms unit is running the domain as a "semi-restricted" domain, intending it for use predominantly within the country.
To be eligible to register a Barbados domain name you must be either a resident or legally allowed to live in the country. If you run a company and wish to register a .bb domain, the company must be registered and operating in Barbados.
The domain should consist of no more than twenty-six characters. It may consist of letters a – z from the Standard English alphabet and can use figures 0 – 9 as well as hyphens.
- .com.bb Domain for commercial activities.
- .net.bb Domain for network services.
- .org.bb Domain for charities and other non-profit organisations.
- .gov.bb Domain used by government and governmental institutions.
- .info.bb General use domain.
- .store.bb General use domain.
- .tv.bb General use domain.
- .biz.bb General use domain.
Also available as:.bb.com.bb.net.bb.org.bb.gov.bb.info.bb.co.bb.store.bb.tv.bb.biz.bb
International domain names from BB Online since 1997