Caribbean Domains: Cuba (.cu)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Cuban domain type, ie. “cu”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.cu” 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.
To register .cu domains your future Cuban domain, click here!
Once the domain is registered
All Cuban 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 Cuban 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 Cuban domain name registrar.
This domain gets a good deal of use from Cubans
.cu is the top level domain (ccTLD) for Cuba.
The ccTLD for Cuba, meaning the Internet Country Code Top-Level Domain, is .cu. It is administered by CUBANIC and they are responsible for managing all tasks relating this .cu domain name. They provide the registration service and application for all second and third level domains. Their services are provided through CENIAInternet which is controlled by CITMATEL (The Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment). It can be used by both foreign and local companies and persons. This means it can have a wider range of customers.
There are certain rules that must be revised before choosing the name of your domain names. These are as follows:
- Characters from the Roman Alphabet (a-z) can be used, along with the Arabic digits (0-9).
- Hyphens (-) can be placed in the domain name but they cannot be at the beginning or end. Two hyphens cannot be placed in a row (--).
- The recommended length of a domain name is 5 characters, but the minimum is 3.
- The maximum length is 63 characters. For practical reasons, it is not recommended to make it this long.
A domain name cannot be considered property, it is simply an electronic record made in the name of a certain person. It must be renewed every year with the required fee. If the domain name you want is not available, it is possible to look for a variant which includes a hyphen.
There are some instances where CUBANIC will reject a requested domain name. This could be due to any of the following reasons:
- Composed of a sequence of digits, no characters of the alphabet used.
- Use of an individuals name without permission.
- If any term or phrase in the domain name is considered offensive.
- Exclusive use of a Geographical term or adjective.
- If it is associated with any trademark without permission.
- Use of matching name to a TLD or generic second-level protocol.
|If you require a domain name more specific to its role, you can look into different third-level domains which are available. These are as follows:|
|.gov.cu||Institutions under the Cuban government.|
|.edu.cu||Education and research.|
|.net.cu||Internet service providers.|
|.inf.cu||Organisations connected with science and information.|
|.org.cu||NGOs and non-profit organisations established in the Cuba (can both be national or international).|
|..com.cu||Entities not covered by other classifications.|
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
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