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Hover on August 10, 2014


.BZ is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Belize. “Tell me more,” you say? Gladly!

Located in the heart of Central America near Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is 22,800 square kilometres of land that’s home to over 340,000 people. Though Belizean Creole and Spanish are commonly spoken, the country is the only one in the region to have English as its official language. So don’t worry, it won’t be too hard to communicate if you decide to visit; and you definitely should! It is home to the Belize Barrier Reef (the second longest in the world), which snorkelers and scuba divers flock to in order to see the 100 different kinds of coral and 500 species of fish. Plus, there’s a Blue Hole you can swim into. Seriously, check it out:

That’s all fine and well if you’re from this beautiful place, but what about the rest of us? Well, you’re in for a treat: there are no residency requirements for .BZ, so anyone is free to grab one for their domain!

Why Would I Want a .BZ domain?

If you’re from Belize, then you’ve got a lot to be proud of. What better way to represent your beautiful country to the world than with a .BZ TLD?

Try saying “bz.” Sounds like “biz,” right? As in “bizness?” Well, the spelling might be off but you get the idea. So, if you’re setting up a domain for a business, .BZ is a great option for your TLD. Plus it’s not as often used as some other comparable TLDs, so you’ve got a better chance of finding your perfect site name by using a .BZ TLD.

.BZ can also be seen as a random grouping of letters. In this sense, you can use .BZ for any website. Since it does not contain a word and is not a common abbreviation, it may help put the focus back toward the left of the dot. It also kind of sounds like “buzz” when you say it, and who doesn’t want to create some buzz towards their website?

Related TLDs

If you’re considering .BZ then you might also want to check out the following related TLDs before making your decision (or better yet, buy all of ‘em just to be safe):


We’re happy to help you with any questions you may have about .BZ TLDs! Feel free to give us a call at 1-866-731-6556 or reach us via email at

The Fine Print

Country Belize
Residency Requirements None
Name Length (Excluding TLD) 2 to 63
Term 1 to 10 years
DNS Requirements 2 to 13 allowed; max. 6 at registration
WHOIS Privacy Available Y
Domain Locking Available Y
IDNs Available N
Auto-Renew Date 30 days before expiry
Change Renew/Let Expire
Settings X Days Before Expiry
30 days
Grace Period 40 days
Redemption Period 30 days
Transfers 1 year added to reg term
Authcode Required  Y


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