This article describes the procedures and requirements of .bg domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires:

  • Registrant handle with the following additional information:
    • For companies (company field is filled in)
      • Company registration number
    • For private individual (company field is empty)
      • Passport number or individual ID
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group


After placing the request, the order is processed as follows:

  • If registrant is a company:
    • Reseller needs to send a company business certificate to Openprovider support via email
    • Openprovider support sends back a registration application form
    • Entitled person, mentioned in business certificates, signs and stamps the application form
      • Application form can be signed by another person only if document is notarized later
    • Entitled person, mentioned in business certificates, signs and stamps a copy of business certificate (not older than 6 months)
    • Registrant sends the form and certificate to .bg registry via postal mail
    • Registration application is confirmed or rejected by registry within 45 days since registration request creation in Openprovider
  • If registrant is a person:
    • Openprovider support sends a registration application form
    • Registrant fills in and signs the form. Form must be notarized
      • As alternative, registrant can sign the form in .bg registry office, instead of notarizing it
    • Registration application is confirmed or rejected by registry within 45 days since registration request creation in Openprovider



  • Registration documents must be delivered to the registry within 45 days since domain registration request in Openprovider
    • Failure to comply will result in registration cancelled and domain unavailable for registration for the next 4 days
  • Registration application form is valid for 30 days - if invalid data is supplied in the form or in domain owner handle, a new application can't be made until previous one expires
  • Bulgarian commercial registry
  • .bg registry terms and conditions.
  • Transfer process is almost identical to the registration process - instead of registration application form a transfer application form should be completed


  • *Application Number is required : When you register a .bg domain, you get a document that the registrant has to sign, you can find the application number there. It can also be found on the emails sent by the registry such as renewals.
Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation forms
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time Manual process
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .bg domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • Trade process is almost identical to the registration process
    This is a manual process, please sent an email to support, indicating the domain and the new registrant handle. Once the trade is requested, a contract will be generated by the registry and supplied to the reseller within a few days. This contract between losing and gaining domain owner must be signed and notarized.
  • You can find the Declaration Form for the .bg Trade here.


Other update

  • Domain attributes update - via RCP. Not real-time, can take up to 2 days to complete


  • Delete - via RCP or API

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore - 40 days after the expiration via request to Openprovider support
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 4characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no
  • Registration period: Unknown
  • Renewal date offset: 35 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? yes
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • A copy of the commercial licence (companies) or a copy of an Identity Card (individuals) is required.
  • It is required that the Office/residence of the registrant is within the EU.
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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