The Norwegian domain registry Norid and the Dutch registry SIDN are negotiating the sale or lease of the .BV domain. The .BV extension, assigned to the Bouvet Island, has been operated by the Norwegian registry which in the last few years has received several offers of cooperation related to the .BV extension.
It is all due to the fact that .BV domain in the Netherlands corresponds to the abbreviation “Ltd”, which is closely connected with business. BV in the Netherlands refers to a limited liability company. Norid, in addition to .NO domains and .BV domains, also manages .SJ extension, which is designated to the better known islands of Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
At present, the potential buyer or lessee of the .BV extension is exploring the potential of the domain. Final decisions will therefore be made after the research and marketing analysis have been completed. It only seems logical that numerous Dutch companies and institutions should find the names which indicate ‘.ltd’ in Dutch attractive.