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Country: Burundi
Continent: Africa
Capital: Bujumbura
Location: 3°30'S 30°0'E
Area: 27834
Population: 10216190
Time Zone: CAT (UTC+2)
Calling Code: 257



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Overview
IDN capable: No
Handle Updates: No
Registration Period: 1-10 years
Autorenew Grace Period: 0 days
Deletion Timeframe: 2 days after expiration date
Registration System: Realtime
WHOIS-Server: http://whois.nic.bi/register/whois.hei
WHOIS-Update: Real-Time
WHOIS-Privacy: No
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy
DNSSEC: No

Contents

Zone Info

.BI is the official country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Burundi.


Zone Use

A .BI domain name can be used and registered by anyone or any corporation.


Characters

  • Minimum: 3
  • Maximum: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD


Domain Registration

.BI domains can be registered online through the Webinterface or with the corresponding API command.

[COMMAND]
(required)                
command         = AddDomain
domain          = mydomain.bi
period          = 1 ... 10
ownercontact0   = [owner handle]
admincontact0   = [admin contact]
techcontact0    = [tech contact]
billingcontact0 = [billing contact]
nameserver0     = [nameserver1]
nameserver1     = [nameserver2]
                
EOF


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Domain Modification

Trade

Registrant changes for .BI domains can be done online via api or webinterface. The exp. date will stay unchanged.

[COMMAND]
(required)              
command       = ModifyDomain
domain        = yourdomain.bi
ownercontact0 = [new owner handle]
              
EOF


Domain Renewal

.BI domains can be renewed through the webinterface or with the corresponding API command.

[COMMAND]
(required)           
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourdomain.bi
period     = [renew period]
expiration = [current year of expiration]
           
EOF


Deletion Process

.BI domains can be deleted online through the WebInterface or with the corresponding API command.

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = DeleteDomain
domain  = yourdomain.bi
        
EOF


Restrictions

No pornographic, sexual or racist words such as sex, sexo, porn, porno, gay, lesbian, etc. Also, domain names like www.bi are not permitted. Restricted domain names will not be activated and the money will not be refunded.

A restricted domain is one of these : gov, net, edu, ac, com, co, int, mil, gouv or any other name related to government or public company use. Contact domain@nic.bi if you want to create such a domain. Note however that it will be assigned only if sponsored by an official authority. Generic names are also discouraged (such as bank, nom, art ... or a geographic notion) as it also misleads people.


Transfers

.BI Transfers can either be done through the RRPproxy WebInterface or API.

Transfer procedure

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = TransferDomain
domain  = domain.bi
action  = request
auth    = .....
        
EOF

Transfer notes

  • The exp. date of the domain will not be changed.
  • There is a special transfer fee for the domain.

Transfer time

A .BI transfer can take up to 14 days.


Restores

Restores are possible. A restore can be requested via API command or via webinterface.

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = restoredomain
domain  = yourdomain.bi
        
EOF



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