Bahrain TRA launches .bh domain name registry | Salaam Gateway

Posted on October 19, 2021 via bizbahrain – The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain has launched its promotional campaign to introduce mechanisms for registering new domain names for Bahrain (.bh), demonstrating the importance and benefits of using domain name for Bahrain, and clarifying the next steps TRA will take to make domain names available to businesses and the public in a simple and accessible manner.

A domain name is a name in English or Arabic letters chosen to be the address and identity of the site and its services. It should be noted that the TRA manages and regulates Bahrain’s domain name registration services in both languages.

Domain names may be assigned primarily to IT companies, including telecommunications companies approved by the TRA wishing to assign domain names on behalf of the TRA so that the assignment is available to local and international customers. The new check-in process is fast, easy and secure, reducing check-in time from days to minutes. Being able to register your .bh domain so quickly is a boost to Bahrain’s digital presence in key sectors such as tourism, culture and economy. This decision aims to accelerate the kingdom’s desire to provide an increasing number of its services online.

“TRA has launched an advanced and globally accredited online system for domain name registration, which will contribute to the development of an important aspect of the future vision of digital transformation at the public and private levels. According to the director of cybersecurity and technical affairs, ing. Mohamed Abdallah Alnoaïmi.

“Bahrain domain name registration gives Bahraini identity to local brands in particular or to individuals in general with an interest in technology, which sets them apart from the rest of the names of other websites in the Internet world. The registration of names will become accessible to all and in a simple way compared to the previous situation. He continued

This campaign will also clarify the different domain name registration options for websites, including global domain name registration websites, by introducing the process of moving from one registrar to another at the same time. case where the owner of the domain name wishes to move, and by clarifying the mechanisms for lodging complaints and resolving disputes in the event of a dispute over the right of use between holders of domain names, etc.

In addition to the .bh domain name, an international Arabic top-level domain name (.البحرين) has been assigned to those who wish to use the names of their websites in Arabic. Priority will be given to those with a .bh digital presence and local extensions (i.e. edu.bh) to reserve extensions in Arabic for six months from the launch of the service, after which it will be upgraded. available to the general public.

The TRA would like to note that during the fourth quarter of 2021, the registration will initially be open to trademark and RC holders, followed by local entities and institutions and individuals, and then the registration will be open to the international public.

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