European Domains: Latvia (.lv)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Latvian domain type, ie. “lv”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.lv” 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 Latvian 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 Latvian 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 Latvian domain name registrar.
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The ccTLD for Latvia is .lv. It is administrated by the Network Solutions Department of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia. This authority to manage the ccTLD .lv was given the them by IANA, also known as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, in 1993. Since this time, it has been managed by NIC as an importable part of the global naming system for the Internet community. The operator began a new liberal domain name registration policy on the 1st of July, 2009.
When naming a .lv domain name, the following rules should be taken into consideration:
- A maximum of 63 characters is allowed and a minimum of 2. This does not include the 'http://www.' or '.lv'.
- Permitted characters are the roman alphabet 'a-z', these being case sensitive.
- The only special character that can be used is the hyphen (-), but this cannot be put at the beginning or end of the domain name.
It applying for a .lv domain name, it is advised that you do so directly in the ccTLD .lv, for example on 'bb-online.lv'.
There are several generic second-level domain names of .lv and they are as follows:
- .com.lv: For Commercial use.
- .edu.lv: For Educational Institutions.
- .gov.lv: For Government and Semi-Government entities, this certain sub-domain being registered by VITA.
- .org.lv: For Various different forms of Affiliation groups.
- .mil.lv: For use by the Military of Defence.
- .id.lv: For use by Individual people.
- .net.lv: For use by Network Infrastructure providers.
- .asn.lv: For Associations.
- .conf.lv: For Conferences and exhibitions, those which require short duration connectivity.
When you have applied for a .lv domain name and are able to use it, you do not take ownership of this domain name. It is not property yet you simply get given rights to use the domain name. The minimum amount of time you can register the .lv ccTLD is one year. You can be given the right to use an unlimited amount of domain names, but you need to keep with the according policies for these names which are set by the Network Solutions Department of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia.
Registrations are open for all foreign applicants, but preference is given to domestic users. This does not take much importance as it is shown by statistics that most users of this domain name are from Latvia except for some exceptions with Las Vegas. .lv stands well for Las Vegas.
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.
Registration is permitted at the second level, and this is the form of registration currently encouraged by the registry; however, registrations are also accepted at the third level beneath a number of subdomains:.com.lv - commercial entities.edu.lv - educational institutions.gov.lv - government and semi-government entities.org.lv - various forms of affiliation groups.mil.lv - defense entities of Latvia.id.lv - individuals.net.lv - network infrastructure prviders.asn.lv - associations.conf.lv - conferences and exhibitions requiring short duration Internet connectivityRegistration is open to foreigners, though the dispute policy says that precedence is generally given to domestic users. There does not appear to be much non-Latvian use of this TLD; exceptions include a few sites apparently using it to suggest Las Vegas much as .la is used for Los Angeles or love in my.lv,we.lv, or true.lv but these types of usage are not widespread.
Internationalized domain names may also be registered (see details).
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