.BH Registry - .bh, .البحرين & SLDs launch dates and pricing

Launch Dates

Phase Start End Eligibility
Sunrise Nov 1st 2021 Dec 31st 2021 International trademarks and must match domain name. There is no central database for trademarks and SMD files are valid.
Grandfathering (IDN) Nov 1st 2021 Apr 30th 2022 Must match existing .BH domain.
Local Phase Jan 1st 2022 Apr 30th 2022 First come, first serve basis strictly provided the registrant applicant (whether a business, entity, individual, organisation) is located or resides in Bahrain
General Availability May 1st 2022   .BH and .IDN unrestricted. SLDs per rules and requirements.
Phases: start: 09.00 UTC and end 08:59 UTC    

 

Pricing

.bh and .البحرين

 

Extension Registration   Renewal Transfer
  USD BHD USD USD
bh $39.78 $15.00 $39.78 $39.78
.البحرين (xn--mgbcpq6gpa1a) $26.52 $10.00 $26.52 $26.52
com.bh $66.30* $25.00 $39.78 $39.78
net.bh $66.30* $25.00 $39.78 $39.78
org.bh $66.30* $25.00 $39.78 $39.78
edu.bh $66.30* $25.00 $39.78 $39.78
cc.bh $39.78 $15.00 $39.78 $39.78
info.bh $39.78 $15.00 $39.78 $39.78
biz.bh $39.78 $15.00 $39.78 $39.78
me.bh $13.26 $5.00 $13.26 $13.26
name.bh $13.26 $5.00 $13.26 $13.26
*: $26.52 non-refundable application fee plus registration fee    

 

Additional Fees

  BHD USD
Registrar Accreditation Fees (one off) BD 50 $132.59
Sunrise Registration Fees (60 days) - trademarks and grandfather of IDN
BD 50* $132.59*
*Plus registration fee and non-refundable
Application Fee - .com.bh, .net.bh, .org.bh, .edu.bh
BD 10* $26.52*
*Plus registration fee and non-refundable
Reconsideration Fees BD 100 $265.18
Redemption Fees BD 10 $26.52
Bulk Transfer Fees / per domain 100 Fils $0.27
Registry Lock Fees BD 30 $79.55

 

Premium Names

Premium Name Fees (one time first year fee)/ standard renewal price    
  .bh, cc.bh, info.bh, biz.bh com.bh, net.bh, org.bh and edu.bh .البحرين (xn--mgbcpq6gpa1a) me.bh, name.bh
Premium Domain Names of the first category

BD 10,015

$ 26,557.94

BD 10,025*

$ 26,584.46

BD 10,010

$ 26,518.16

BD 10,005

$ 26,531.42

Premium Domain Names of the second category

BD 5,015

$ 13,298.86

BD 5,025*

$ 13,325.38

BD 5,010

$ 13,259.08

BD 5,005

$ 13,272.34

Premium Domain Names of the third category

BD 3,015

$ 7,995.23

BD 3,025*

$ 8,021.74

BD 3,010

$ 7,955.45

BD 3,005

$ 7,968.71

Premium Domain Names of the fourth category

BD 515

$ 1,365.69

BD 525*

$ 1,392.20

BD 510

$ 1,325.91

BD 505

$ 1,339.17

Premium Domain Names of the fifth category

BD 115

$ 304.96

BD 125*

$ 331.48

BD 110

$ 265.18

BD 105

$ 278.44

*: $26.52 non-refundable application fee plus registration fee        

 

Accreditation fee:

There is a one-off accreditation fee of $132.59/BD 50 that will be charged when registrars are accredited.

The RRA is to be requested via registrar@domains.bh and signed directly with the Registry Operator (TRA).

 

Registrar accreditation requirements: 

There are no restrictions regarding registrars having a business presence in Bahrain, albeit registrars will be reviewed by TRA on the following basis: registrars are only allowed to sell other TLDs that are in line with the morality clauses of .BH.  Registrars that are deemed to sell unethical TLDs may not be approved for accreditation.

Local presence requirements are still applicable for registrants of SLDs.

 

System configuration for .com,bh, .net.bh .org.bh, .edu.bh:

An additional note for registrars in regards to the following SLDs: .com,bh, .net.bh .org.bh, .edu.bh. Please note that from a registry perspective these SLDs will remain in a 'perpetual launch phase mode' due to the application fee requirements (which are non-refundable). As a reminder of how to process domain registrations in a launch phase, please refer to this article.

 

* Special rebates are offered for multi-year operations in a single transaction. During the operation, the system will charge a normal price (registration/renewal) per domain year. After the month's end, a rebate will be applied for the applicable transactions. Multi-year discount pricing can be found in the RRA.

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