American Domains: US Military (.mil)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the US Military domain type, ie. “.mil”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.mil” 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 US Military 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 US Military 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 US Military domain name registrar.
Background.mil (military) is the sponsored top-level domain for the United States Department of Defense and its subsidiary organizations. It was one of the first top-level domains, created in January 1985.
The United States is the only country that has a top-level domain for its military. Other countries often use second-level domains for this purpose, e.g., .mod.uk for the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence.
Although the United States military has its own top-level domain, it still uses .com domains for some of its recruitment sites, such as goarmy.com, as well as for the Defense Commissary Agency's public website and most non-appropriated fund instrumetalities such as military MWR organizations and military exchanges. Also, the military uses .edu domains for its service academies: the United States Military Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Naval Academy, and the United States Air Force Academy can all be reached using either an .edu or a .mil domain. The official athletic program sites of the three academies that are members of NCAA Division I (Army, Navy, Air Force) use .com domains.
The Department of Defense is, however, also using some "vanity domains" within .mil in recent times, such as americasupportsyou.mil and norad.mil.
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