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Global Domains: Global (.name)


Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the .name domain type, ie. “.name”. Therefore to search “” 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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.name is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) intended for the use of individuals' real names, nicknames, screen names, pseudonyms or other personal names. It was delegated to Global Name Registry in 2001, although it did not become fully operational until January 2002.

Domains can be registered on the second level ( and the third level ( It is also possible to register an e-mail address on the form together with, or instead of, the domain Such an e-mail address is a forwarding account, and requires another e-mail address to be delivered to.

When a domain is registered on the third level (, the second level ( in this case) is shared, and may not be registered. Further third level objects like or may be registered. Other second level domains like remain unaffected.

When the .name domain was first launched, only third level registrations (and forwarded e-mail addresses) were available; it was only later, in January 2004, that second level registrations were made available as well. The original intended structure of names was, so that an individual could get a domain corresponding to his or her actual name.

When a domain is registered on the second level (, third level domains or e-mail addresses under this second level ( and are associated with the second level domain, and may not be registered with the .name registry. Other objects like and remain unaffected.

The .name gTLD is intended for use by individuals and personalities, both fictional and real.

As a personal, unique and memorable identifier, .name addresses are increasingly being used as a natural address for Digital Identity applications.

The .name whois service is available at, and there is a website where whois queries can be made at the .name whois website. Registrations are processed via ICANN accredited registrars.

The administrative and technical contacts for .name are the founders ‚Çö Hakon Haugnes and Geir Rasmussen.

Background Information :

Global Tld, open to all.

Background information supplied by Wikipedia.It is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

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