1) What is .biz?

.BIZ is the generic top-level domain (gTLD) short for businesses which intended for business or commercial use.


2) Who can register for a .biz domain name and what are the special registration requirements/restrictions for .biz domain name?

Special requirements/restrictions for a .biz domain name are as below:-

.biz domain name only can be used for a “bona fide business or commercial use”. A bona fide business use is one of the following:-

  1. To exchange goods, services or property of any kind;
  2. In the ordinary course of trade or business;
  3. To facilitate

(I) The exchange of goods, services, information, or property of any kind or

(II) The ordinary course of trade or business.

Please refer to the following articles for the common registration requirements.

Domain Name FAQs

Domain Name Extension with Limitation on Characters


3) What is the length for .biz domain name?

Minimum of 3 / maximum of 63 characters allowed.


4) What is the term of registration?

The term of registration is 1-10 years.


5) How do I perform a .biz domain registration?

You may submit your order for the domain name registration here.


6) Can I delete a domain after registered?

No, you are not allowed to delete the domain name after its registered; the registration fee is non-refundable. You shall be the owner of the domain for the fiscal year.


7) What is the term of renewal?

The term of renewal is 1-10 years.


8) What is the renewal grace period for .biz domain name and how do I perform a domain renewal?

Renewal grace period for .biz domain name is 30 days; you may renew your domain name by logging in to our Exabytes Client Billing System. For further details, please click here.

You may refer to Domain Renewal FAQs for more information.


9) Any Redemption Grace Period (RGP) for .biz domain name?

Yes, Redemption Grace Period for .biz domain name is a period of 30 days. Kindly refer to Domain Redemption FAQs for more information.


10) How long does it takes for a domain to release to public registration after expired and not renew?

After a .biz domain was expired, it will go through below life cycle:-

30 days renewal grace period -- > 30 days Redemption grace period --> 5 days pending delete

If you did not renew or restore the domain name, it will be released for public re-registration approximately 75 days from the domain expiration date. Please note that domain re-registration is on first-come, first-served basis.


11) Can I initiate a registrar transfer for .biz domain name and how do I initiate the transfer?

Yes, you are allowed to initiate registrar transfer for .biz domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

You may refer to Transfer Domain to Exabytes for more information.


12) Does Exabytes provide Internationalized Domain name (IDN) for .biz?

Yes, Exabytes does provide IDN.biz domain name in 9 languages which are Chinese, Danish, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish.


13) Will my client able to visit my website with .biz Chinese Domain Name?

The current users who are already using i-Nav plug-in in their web browser or they are using IDN-enabled browsers will able to browse the website with .biz Chinese Domain Name.
However, for those who are not using the i-Nav plug-in or an IDN-enabled browser, we recommend the site visitors to install an IDN-enabled browser of their choice and continue to enjoy navigating the Web using IDNs in their own language. A few sample browsers currently supporting IDNs are as follows:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx
Platform: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
Version: 7.0 and higher

Netscape Navigator (English only)
URL: http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/
Platform: Windows
Version: 7.0 and higher

Opera Web Browser
URL: http://www.opera.com
Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Version: 7.2 and higher


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