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.name Domain Registration - .name Domains - Brand Protection Services for Global

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.

.name Registration:

To register .name domains your future .name domain, click here!

Once the domain is registered

All .name 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 .name 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 .name domain name registrar.


Mostly used as intended, but has not grown as fast as .com/.biz/.info

.name is a domain name registry reserved only for individuals, allowing the individual to use their own personal name as the domain name. The .name domain is operated by GNR from London (The Global Name Registry) since 2000 when it was selected by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

A .name domain can be used to create an individual's very own personal digital identity. It can be used for a variety of things, such as storing family photos or keeping an online portfolio. No third party will be mentioned in your domain space. A .name domain can also be created for fictional characters.

The .name domain can be registered directly at second-level or a registrant may apply for a third-level domain under second-level labels.


Important Note:
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.

International domain names from BB Online since 1997