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Status: Delegated
Manager: British Broadcasting Corporation
Registry Provider: Nominet
Date Implemented: 21 March 2015
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 351 - British Broadcasting Corporation

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.bbc is a Brand TLD being proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The British Broadcasting Corporation is the TLD's manager. Nominet provides back-end technical support. [1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 21 March, 2015.[2]

Application Details

The following is excerpted from the applicant response to question #18:

"The BBC is the worldʹs leading public service broadcaster.


As a Public Service Broadcaster, the BBC is funded by a licence fee paid by all UK television-viewing households. The BBC’s income from the licence fee funds its services, including 10 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and extensive website, online and on-demand services. BBC World Service broadcasts to many countries around the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 27 languages as well as in English.


All domains in the .BBC registry will remain the property of the BBC and will, subject to the .BBC Registry DMP and the BBC Domain Manager’s approval, be available to users of BBC divisions, departments and⁄or subsidiaries for a period of between 1 year and 10 years."[3]