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Burundian .gov.bi Domain Registration - .bi is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Burundi. The registry site states that ".BI Registry has a rather liberal policy about domain names as soon as the domain name is in relation with the business name or one of its marks. There does not seem to be very much use at all, either within or outside Burundi, despite the liberal registration policy. .bi is one of the minority of ccTLDs which has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICANN, something ICANN has attempted with limited success to get all ccTLD registries to do.


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Important: When entering your search string don't write "www" or the Burundian domain type, ie. "gov.bi". Therefore to search "www.bb-online.gov.bi" 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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Prices in Australian Dollars (AUD) Pound Sterling (GBP) Danish Krone (DKK) Euros (EUR) New Zealand Dollars (NZD) Swedish Krona (SEK) US Dollars (USD)

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Term New Renew
gov.bi Domain Name Registration .gov.bi
1 year$200.50kr975€131.10£104.00$227.50kr1417$140.50R2085.00 $645.80kr3140€422.30£335.00$732.70kr4564$452.70R6717.00  
2 years$403.90kr1964€264.10£209.50$458.20kr2854$283.10R4201.00 $1258.90kr6122€823.30£653.00$1428.20kr8896$882.40R13093.00  
3 years$604.40kr2939€395.20£313.50$685.70kr4271$423.60R6286.00 $1885.40kr9168€1233.00£978.00$2139.10kr13324$1321.60R19609.00  
4 years$805.80kr3919€527.00£418.00$914.30kr5695$564.90R8381.00 $2513.90kr12224€1644.00£1304.00$2852.10kr17765$1762.20R26145.00  
5 years$1009.20kr4908€660.00£523.50$1145.00kr7132$707.40R10496.00 $3143.30kr15285€2055.60£1630.50$3566.20kr22213$2203.40R32692.00  
6 years$1211.60kr5892€792.40£628.50$1374.70kr8562$849.30R12602.00 $3772.70kr18346€2467.20£1957.00$4280.40kr26661$2644.60R39238.00  
7 years$1412.10kr6867€923.50£732.50$1602.10kr9979$989.90R14687.00 $4400.20kr21397€2877.60£2282.50$4992.30kr31096$3084.50R45764.00  
8 years$1613.60kr7846€1055.20£837.00$1830.70kr11403$1131.10R16782.00 $5028.70kr24453€3288.60£2608.50$5705.30kr35537$3525.00R52301.00  
9 years$1815.00kr8826€1187.00£941.50$2059.30kr12827$1272.30R18877.00 $5659.10kr27519€3700.90£2935.50$6420.60kr39992$3966.90R58857.00  
10 years$2016.50kr9806€1318.70£1046.00$2287.80kr14250$1413.50R20972.00 $6286.60kr30570€4111.20£3261.00$7132.50kr44426$4406.80R65383.00  
Registration restricted to Burundi government organisations.
Domain New Renew
bi Domain Name Registration .bi$200.50kr975€131.10£104.00$227.50kr1417$140.50R2085.00 $222.70kr1083€145.60£115.50$252.60kr1574$156.10R2316.00
No restrictions
net.bi Domain Name Registration .net.biPrice on request Price on request
No restrictions
com.bi Domain Name Registration .com.bi$200.50kr975€131.10£104.00$227.50kr1417$140.50R2085.00 $222.70kr1083€145.60£115.50$252.60kr1574$156.10R2316.00
No restrictions
co.bi Domain Name Registration .co.bi$200.50kr975€131.10£104.00$227.50kr1417$140.50R2085.00 $222.70kr1083€145.60£115.50$252.60kr1574$156.10R2316.00
No restrictions
org.bi Domain Name Registration .org.bi$200.50kr975€131.10£104.00$227.50kr1417$140.50R2085.00 $222.70kr1083€145.60£115.50$252.60kr1574$156.10R2316.00
No restrictions
or.bi Domain Name Registration .or.bi$200.50kr975€131.10£104.00$227.50kr1417$140.50R2085.00 $222.70kr1083€145.60£115.50$252.60kr1574$156.10R2316.00
No restrictions
edu.bi Domain Name Registration .edu.bi$133.00kr647€87.00£69.00$150.90kr940$93.20R1383.00 $645.80kr3140€422.30£335.00$732.70kr4564$452.70R6717.00
Registration restricted to institutions involved in education.
info.bi Domain Name Registration .info.bi$200.50kr975€131.10£104.00$227.50kr1417$140.50R2085.00 $645.80kr3140€422.30£335.00$732.70kr4564$452.70R6717.00
No restrictions
ote.bi Domain Name Registration .ote.bi$200.50kr975€131.10£104.00$227.50kr1417$140.50R2085.00 $645.80kr3140€422.30£335.00$732.70kr4564$452.70R6717.00
No restrictions

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.gov.bi Domain General Information

.gov.bi domain registration
.bi is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Burundi. It is administered by the Burundi National Center of Information Technology.

The registry site states that ".BI Registry has a rather liberal policy about domain names as soon as the domain name is in relation with the business name or one of its marks. The general principle is that a domain must reflect the truth." Registraions are open to anybody worldwide, but are not supposed to be registered or used for misleading purposes, though apparently no pre-screening is done to ensure this. The site also states that "We strongly discourage the use of suffixes of our country for misleading people. We remind that .bi stands for Republic of Burundi and for nothing else." This is apparently intended to discourage the "repurposing" of .bi a has been done with other ccTLDs (such as .tv for "television" and .la for Los Angeles), or the use in "domain hacks" where the TLD becomes part of a word or phrase (as in del.icio.us). Use of "bi" in the sense of bisexuality is likely the sort of thing they are aiming to prevent, though it is unclear whether there have been any actual uses of the ccTLD in this manner.

There does not seem to be very much use at all, either within or outside Burundi, despite the liberal registration policy. The nation's political and economic situation may at least in part account for the relatively low number of registered domains; Burundi is among the most impoverished nations on Earth.

.bi is one of the minority of ccTLDs which has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICANN, something ICANN has attempted with limited success to get all ccTLD registries to do. The .bi registration agreement also subjects registrants to te UDRP dispute policy, but they do not appear to have contracted with WIPO to place disputes in this ccTLD under their panels' jurisdiction, and there is no indication in the registry site of any other adjudication body authorized to hear such disputes.

Background Information :


1978 census 3,589,434 - Density 271/km2 (43rd) 533.8/sq mi


(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $2.897 billion (142nd) - Per capita $371 (163rd)

National Anthem

Burundi bwacu


Total 27,830 km2 (145th) 10,745 sq mi - Water (%) 7.8%

International Dialling Code



Burundi franc (FBu) (BIF)


Republic - President Pierre Nkurunziza


Kirundi, French, Swahili


: "Ubumwe, Ibikorwa, Iterambere" (Kirundi) "UnitȨ, Travail, Progrȿs" (French) "Unity, Work, Progress"

Time Zone

CAT (UTC+2) - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2) Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a small country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the south and east, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika.

The Twa, Tutsi, and Hutu tribes have occupied Burundi since the country's formation five centuries ago. Burundi was ruled as a kingdom by the Tutsi for over two hundred years. However, at the beginning of the twentieth century, Germany and Belgium ocupied the region, and Burundi and Rwanda became a European colony known as Ruanda-Urundi. Political unrest occurred throughout the region because of social differences between the Tutsi and Hutu, provoking civil war in Burundi throughout the middle twentieth century. Presently, Burundi is governed as a presidential representative democratic republic. Sixty-two percent of Burundians are Roman Catholic, eight to ten percent are Muslims and the rest follow indigenous beliefs and other Christian denominations.

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

Burundi Restrictions:

Restrictions: Burundi domains, None; however, registration or use for misleading purposes is discouraged

All our Burundian domain prices include the maintenance & all other 3rd party fees during the registration period. There are no other costs involved when registering Burundian domain names, no transfer fees and no hidden costs.

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Burundi Registry

NIC.BI (run by CBINET) runs the .gov.bi Burundian domain registry. They are the sole source of Burundian domains.

The Burundian domain name registry is operated by NIC.BI (run by CBINET). All Burundian domain names are registered via them.

Burundian domains are sponsored by Burundi National Center of Information Technology.

Burundian domains are intended for Entities connected with Burundi.

Registrations are taken directly at second level and at third level beneath several second-level labels.

Burundian Domains are registered subject to both our terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of the Burundian registry, NIC.BI (run by CBINET).

Dispute Policy

In the event of you entering into a dispute concerning your Burundian domain name then you can find the relevant d ispute policy detailing what you do should here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UDRP

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