Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a domain name?

  2. A domain name is the address of your website, for example It is unique and once a domain name has been registered to a company, they have exclusive use of that web address for the duration of their registration.

  3. What is a Top Level Domain?

  4. The Top Level Domains (TLDs) are the highest hierarchical level in the international Domain Name System (DNS). They are found at the end of the Domain, to the right of the last dot. We make a distinction between general or generic TLDs (gTLDs), such as .com, .net and .org, and country code TLDs (ccTLDs), such as .bz (Belize) .mx (Mexico) or .ca (Canada).

    Currently, there are 15 gTLDs. Domains for some of them can be registered by anybody, whereas for others, such as .gov, .int, .aero or .museum, registration is reserved for particular user groups (in the four cases listed: the US government, international organisations, companies and institutions concerned with aviation, and museums). The coordination of the gTLDs is in the hands of the international organization ICANN.

    The individual ccTLDs are administered by so-called Network Information Centers (NICs). For Belize, that is University Management Ltd. A list of all the existing domain endings and the registries that administer them can be found on IANA's website.

  5. What other Top Level Domains exist besides .bz?

  6. A general distinction is made between generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), such as .com, or .info, and country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs), such as .bz.

    You will find information about the gTLDs on the website of the international organization ICANN.

    The website of IANA gives you an overview of the more than 240 ccTLDs that exist today. Here, you also find a list of the names and addresses of the registries in charge of each ccTLD.

    Many registries make information about domains and domain holders publicly available through a so-called whois search. For many of the gTLDs, you can use the whois search offered by Internic. If this is not possible, please contact the particular registry in charge of the TLD you are interested in to get further information.

  7. Where do I register my .bz domain?

  8. You may register your .bz web address from many registrars throughout the world. For a list of just a few registrars who sell .bz addresses, click here.

  9. What is a Registry?

  10. A registry is a company or organization that maintains the master database of domain names that all end with the same Top Level Domain (TLD), such as .com. There are approximately 250 registries around the globe. University Management Ltd, maintains the registry for domain names ending in .bz,,,, and

  11. Who can register .BZ domains? Who is registering .BZ domains?

  12. Anyone in the world can register .BZ domains, it is not restricted to Belizeans or businesses. .BZ domains are being registered by many different types of entities around the world including: - businesses who want to protect their trademarks - businesses who want to use their own names in a domain but the names were no longer available in .COM or .BIZ etc.

  13. How do I register a .BZ domain? Where can I find an Accredited Registrar?

  14. To register a .BZ domain, you can go to one of the Nic.BZ Accredited Registrars. You can find a list of our Accredited Registrars here.

  15. How much is a .BZ domain name?

  16. The pricing for a .BZ domain name varies between registrars. Please visit the registrar's website for pricing information.

  17. Who can host my .BZ domain name?

  18. Any domain hosting services can help you host your .BZ domain name. There are no special requirements.

  19. What is the dispute resolution policy for .BZ domain names?

  20. Any domain registration under the .BZ Registry is subject to ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.

  21. Who can I contact regarding potential business partner opportunities?

  22. Please feel free to contact us at and use the subject heading, "Attention: Business Development"

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