.bv is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) reserved for the uninhabited Norwegian dependent territory of Bouvet Island. The domain name registry and sponsor is Norid, but .bv is not open for registration. .bv was designated on 21 August 1997 and was placed under the .no registry Norid. Norwegian policy states that .no is sufficient for those institutions connected to Bouvet Island, and therefore the domain is not open to registration. It is Norwegian policy not to commercialize domain resources, so there are no plans to sell .bv. Should the domain later come into use, it will be under the regulation of the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority and follow the same policy as .no.

Introduced21 August 1997
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusInactive, but still in root
SponsorNorwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority
Intended useEntities connected with Bouvet Island
Actual useNot in use; authorities decided that use of the .no domain is sufficient
Registration restrictionsNo registrations are being taken
StructureNot in use
DocumentsPolicy notice
Dispute policiesNone
Registry websitewww.norid.no

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