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.bd is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Bangladesh. It is administered by the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology. Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has been delegated the power to maintain the .bd registration service.[1]

Rules and Restrictions

A domain directly under .bd is not allowed. Registrations are at the third level beneath several second-level labels (com, edu, ac, net, gov, org, and mil), paralleling the oldest gTLDs; registration is open except in the gov and mil subdomains, which are limited to authorized entities in the Bangladesh government. There is no online registration facility for .bd domains.

Any person/organization from all over the world can apply for registration of domain with .bd. It takes 4 working days to active the domain upon submitting order. .bd domain can be registered initially for one year and subsequently renewable for further periods of one year.[1]

BTCL reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Registrant’s Domain Name in the event the Registrant intentionally register a Domain Name for one or more of the following purposes:

i) To send unsolicited e-mailings to more than twenty-five (25) e-mail users, if such unsolicited e-mailings could reasonably be expected to provoke complaints;

ii) The falsification of user information provided to BTCL or to other users of the services in connection with use of a BTCL services;

iii) The use of BTCL services for illegal activities and activities harmful to others computers, data, software or networks including but not limited to, hacker activities, virus creation and distribution, e-mail bombs etc.;

iv) To use BTCL services to post the following on the Internet:

a. Copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property infringement, including but not limited to, offering pirated computer programs or links to such programs, serial or registration numbers for software programs, copyrighted music, copyrighted images; copyrighted texts etc.;

b. Displaying material that exploits children under 18 years of age;

c. Displaying material that is obscene;

d. Providing material that is offensive to the online community, including but not limited to, profanity, bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred, etc.;

e. Promoting or providing information about illegal activities, promoting physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promoting any act of cruelty to animals;

f. Defaming any person or group;

g. Promoting or soliciting for participation in multilevel marketing or pyramid schemes;

h. Gathering personally identifiable information for unlawful purposes.

v) To use BTCL services for propagation of anything subversive of the state or law.

vi) Above all, the Registrant agrees to use BTCL services only for lawful purposes. BTCL reserves the right to terminate any account for which a hosted domain is found to be in violation of any Bangladesh state law or regulation, including but not limited to, material in violation of Bangladesh copyright law, and material legally judged to be threatening or obscene.[2]