Government of Barbados wins management of .BB domain

domains BBAt ICANN’s latest board meeting, a resolution was passed granting .BB, the country code domain for Barbados, to the local government. According to the official database listing ccTLD managers, the IANA, .BB’s current operator is the local office of Cable & Wireless.

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In this case, staff reported to the board that there was limited support from the local community, but that the current operator did support the request. It was also noted that the current .BB nameservers were not sufficiently robust, and that these would be improved by the new operator.

.BB is currently open to local residents and companies only. Several sub-domains are also available such as .COM.BB or .NET.BB. It is not yet known whether .BB’s eligibility criteria will change with the new operator.

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