.bzh domain name

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The official extension of Brittany

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US$ 39.99 ex. GST/year US$ 22.66 ex. GST/year

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DNS Management

Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.

DNSSEC

Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).

Protection against theft

Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.

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The life cycle of .bzh

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Creating your .bzh domain name

To register and renew a .bzh domain name, you need to fulfil at least one of the following conditions:

 

  • Have a postal address in Brittany (Côtes d’Armor, Ille-et-Vilaine, Finistère, Morbihan, Loire-Atlantique)
  • Have a website that includes a significant and original section dedicated to Brittany or Breton culture within six months after you register your domain name
  • Have a website with a significant and original section written in the Breton or Gallo language within six months after you register your domain name
  • Be a member of the Pik Bzh association.

 

 

The ordering of domains for communes is regulated. If you are an individual (or a company), you must download the form provided during the order and send it to info@pik.bzh. For communes, please identify yourself as the owner during your order process.
Download the form (.pdf format) - Download the cover letter (.docx format).

 

Booking Period 1 year
Renewal Period 1 to 10 years
Delivery time Immediate
Domain size 3 to 63 characters
Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported Yes
Price US$ 39.99 ex. GST/year US$ 22.66 ex. GST/year

.bzh domain name renewal

Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date:
Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name.
Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name.
Renew directly on www.ovhcloud.com
Renew via your Control Panel
Price US$ 53.99 ex. GST/year

.bzh domain name transfer

Time to complete the transfer 5 - 10 days
Price US$ 37.99 ex. GST/year

.bzh domain name owner change

Price Free

.bzh domain name reactivation

Redemption period 30 days
Reactivation by the owner
Price US$ 47.99 ex. GST/year

Register a .bzh domain name

Marking your affiliation with Brittany with a .bzh domain name is essential if you want to set up shop there. Its inhabitants are very attached to their culture and local craftsmanship. The .bzh extension is therefore an excellent way to show your proximity to Breton internet users.

About the .bzh extension

The extension takes its name from the abbreviation of the word ‘Breizh’, meaning ‘Brittany’ in the Breton language. Although Breton speakers are rare, they are still very active and attached to the brands and products of their region.

In 2004, the www.bzh association was granted its own .bzh extension by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This registration was made possible thanks to Christian Ménard. At the time, he was a member of the French parliament for Finistère and supported the regional council of Brittany.

As a registry for the .bzh extension, the www.bzh association regulates the management of Breton domain name registrations. It is, however, supported by the French Association for Internet Names and Cooperation (AFNIC), which manages internet domains at a national level.

These two organisations are working with ICANN to ensure that the extension is used correctly. It must be used exclusively by users that actually promote Brittany on their website.

Why choose a .bzh domain name?

The .bzh extension is popular across all departments in the Brittany region. From Finistère to Côtes-d'Armor, Morbihan to Ille-et-Vilaine, more than 10,000 sites are hosted under this domain.

With it, the holders of a .bzh domain name can use their URL to highlight their local expertise, products and culture.

This extension is aimed at anyone wishing to show their attachment to Brittany, in France or internationally. A .bzh domain name authenticates the use of the Breton language on your website. It also certifies the sale of Breton products, whatever country you’re based in. It therefore boosts your local SEO ranking and your online reputation.