Domain Names

There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist.

Filing

Registrable country code top-level domain name: .bg (also available in Cyrillic).

Sub-domains: available. 

Applicant: individuals and legal entities. 

Restriction as to nationality: yes.  

Local presence: required. 

Domestic trademark right: required for foreign entities or individuals to obtain domain name registration. 

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: no.

Registration, Protection

Duration: one year.

Renewal/maintenance: optionally one, two, three, five or ten years, renewable.

Dispute about ownership: to be brought before the court.

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: none, but an administrative procedure other than UDRP is available before Register.BG Ltd.

Registration Authority

Authority name: “Register.BG” Ltd. 

Internet address: www.register.bg