.Бг

The domain name бг (abbreviation of Bulgarian: България, Bălgarija) was a proposed internationalized country code top-level domain (IDN ccTLD) for Bulgaria. The ASCII DNS name of the domain would be xn--90ae, according to rules of the Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications procedures.It has been rejected by ICANN twice, due to its visual similarity to .br, and the three-letter substitute .бгр will most likely be proposed next.
Posts about .Бг
  • After long battle, first Bulgarian IDN domain goes live

    … Bulgarians finally have the ability to register domain names in their native Cyrillic script, after years of fighting with ICANN. The domain Имена.бг, which translates as “names.bg” went live on the internet this week, according to local reports. Bulgaria was one of the first countries to ask for a internationalized domain name version of its…

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  • Bulgaria looking for an IDN registry operator

    … The Bulgarian government is looking for a company to run the registry for its recently awarded .бг internationalized domain name. .бг is the Cyrillic equivalent of .bg, the nation’s existing ccTLD. After a tortuous battle through ICANN’s IDN ccTLD Fast Track process — where it was repeatedly rejected for looking too much like Brazil’s .br…

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  • EU IDN not banned after all

    … or lower case” to the text. It seemed pretty straightforward to me — confusing similarity exists regardless of case. I pointed this out to ICANN last Wednesday and asked where I could find the rule that said the ICANN board or staff get to review a “split results” finding but have yet to receive a reply. Related posts: Bulgaria and Greece win IDN ccTLDs on appeal .mii becomes the first new gTLD to face rejection ICANN’s Sword algorithm fails Bulgarian IDN test …

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  • Bulgaria and Greece win IDN ccTLDs on appeal

    … Campaigns in Bulgaria and Greece to get ICANN to un-reject their Cyrillic and Greek-script ccTLD requests have proven successful. The first decisions handed down by ICANN’s new Extended Process Similarity Review Panel this week said Bulgaria’s .бг and Greece’s .ελ are not “confusingly similar” to other ccTLDs after all. However, a third appeal…

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