.BH Registry - Eligibility Requirements (SLDs plus IDN)

As per "The Rules of Domain Names of the Kingdom of Bahrain" and which can be found here.

TLD/SLD

Eligibility

Documentation

.BH

Open and unrestricted

During the first 60 days some form of trademark must be supplied. SMD file can be provided (but is not a requirement and any valid trademark matching the domain name will suffice)

IDN “xn--mgbcpq6gpa1a” (.albahrain)

Open and unrestricted

During the first 6 months grandfathering is in place:
1 - A valid .bh name that translates into the requested IDN version

.COM.BH

Domain names may be registered under the level-three branch ".com.bh" for businesses, provided the name or the business activity is related to the required domain name.

1- A valid commercial registration certificate.

2- A certificate of registration of a trademark or intellectual or industrial property.

.CC.BH

Domain names may be registered under the level-three branch "cc.bh" for businesses registered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, provided the name or the business is related to the required domain name.

1- A valid commercial registration certificate issued by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

2- A certificate of registration of a trademark or intellectual or industrial property in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

.ORG.BH

Domain names may be registered under the level-three branch ".org.bh." for organizations, authorities, societies, institutions, clubs, and the like, provided the required domain name is related to the entity name.

The registration applicant shall submit a copy of the registration certificate, incorporation resolutions, or a proof of the aforementioned from the competent authorities, in accordance with the applicable procedures in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

.EDU.BH

Domain names may be registered under the level-three branch ".edu.bh" for licensed educational institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain

1- A copy of the license issued by the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

2- A letter issued by the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

.BIZ.BH

Domain names may be registered under the level-three branch ".biz.bh." for businesses, provided the name or the business activity is relevant to the required domain name.

1- A valid commercial registration certificate.

2- A certificate of registration of a trademark or intellectual or industrial property.

.INFO.BH

Domain names may be registered under the level-three branch ".info.bh" for information provision services in the Kingdom of Bahrain, provided the required domain name is relevant to the name of the entity or services provided.

The registration applicant shall provide a proof of licensing by the competent authorities to provide information services at the time of submitting the application.

.MED.BH

Domain names may be registered under the level-three branch "med.bh" for licensed medical services in the Kingdom of Bahrain, provided the required domain name is relevant to the name of the entity or the services provided.

The registration applicant shall submit a copy of the license issued by the competent authority in the Kingdom of Bahrain at the time of submitting the application.

.NET.BH

Domain names may be registered under the level-three branch “.net.bh” for telecommunications and information technology service providers registered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, provided the name or the business activity is relevant to the required domain name.

The registration applicant shall submit a valid commercial registration certificate at the time of submitting the application.

.NAME.BH and .ME.BH

Domain names may be registered under the level-three branches "me.bh." and "name.bh" for natural persons, i.e. the citizens or residents of the Kingdom of Bahrain, provided the required domain name is relevant to the name of the registration applicant.

1- Bahraini passport or

2 - Bahraini ID card.

 

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.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful