Top level domain is the rightmost part of a domain name. For example, com, edu, net, org, gov, mil, int are some of the most commonly used top level domains.
A top level domain is assigned for every country to represent the country in the Internet world. For example .uk, .jp , .bd , .au are the ccTLD of United Kingdom, Japan, Bangladesh and Australia respectively. [ccTLD list] . A two letter country code specified by the ISO 3166-1 standard is used for this purpose.
Top level domains are assigned by the “Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers” (ICANN). It is a non-profit corporation formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management. Previously this task was assigned to IANA (Internet assigned number authority).
Click the links on the bottom of this page and download the .bd application form and agreement.
Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh, is the sponsoring organisation of .bd ccTLD. Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) has been delegated the power to maintain the .bd registration service.
Registration fee with Service charge for two years is 2500 Tk. Renewal fee from 3rd year is 1000 Tk. per year.
No, not for the time being.
No, a domain directly under .bd, such as business.bd is not allowed. But business.com.bd, business.net.bd, ru.ac.bd etc are allowed, if available.
Presently com, edu, ac, net, gov, org, mil sub domains are available. But “gov” and “mil” sub domains are reserved for government and defense organizations respectively. Registration of such domains should be initiated by appropriate authority.
You can select any name other than generic terms, name of professions, services, products, sports etc. as a domain name. For example, “Doctor”, “Lawyer”, “Rice”, “School” etc. are not acceptable. Any domain name offending our social practices, culture, religions, and respected personalities will not be accepted also.
No, providing IP is not relevant to domain registration service.
To activate the domain name, you must provide the Names and IP addresses of Primary and Secondary Domain Name Servers of the hosting server where you will host your domain.
Network utility tools like “nslookup” or “dig” can be used for this purpose, making .bd Domain Name server “dns.bd” as the default server.
Domain names are held in a distributed database. Your “Domain Name Server” holds the name and IP address of all the machines in your domain. Whenever any machine in the internet tries to locate a machine in your domain, (that is under .bd domain), the request is first forwarded to .bd name server. The .bd name server then looks up the name of your domain’s name server in its database. Then it responds mentioning the name of your “Domain Name Serve” as the ultimate authority to give that information. Your “Domain Name Server” is then queried about that machine and the IP address is obtained from it.
In that case the domain name will be reserved for you but it will be inoperative.
It is a general practice to separate two types of activities associated with the control of a domain. “Administrative contact” is the ultimate authority of a domain. “Technical contact” deals with the technical aspects of that domain.
Administrative contact must be from the registrant organisation. Technical contact may be anybody authorised by the registrant.