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Status: Delegated
country: France
Manager: PointBZH
Registry Provider: AFNIC
Type: GeoTLD
Website: pik.bzh
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@pointbzh

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.bzh is a TLD for the Breton cultural and linguistic community. The initiative is being made by PointBZH.[1] Membership of the community will be judged by: Residence or Headquarters in Brittany; a significant amount of the content dedicated to Brittany or Breton culture; A significant portion of the website in Breton or Gallo; Membership in the association BZH.[2]

The application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 17 June 2014.[3]

Application Details

Excerpted from Response to Question 18:
The target of the .bzh community app is the Breton people, aiming to "to represent, characterize and display all of its cultural, economic and social productions on the Internet."

"Brittany is a western region of France with a specific culture and history, including two local languages (Breton and Gallo), and a strong identity. The members of the community are, first and foremost, the inhabitants of the cultural and linguistic Breton area (4,441,000 people in 2009) and its diaspora (between 4 and 6 million people), established across the globe, and in particular in France. The Breton language (brezhoneg in Breton) is one of the six Celtic languages still spoken in Europe alongside Welsh and Cornish, with which it forms the Brittonic branch of Celtic languages, and Scottish Gaelic, Irish and Manx. Today it is the Celtic language with the third largest number of speakers. It is recognized as a regional and minority language in France, one of the languages of the Brittany area as well as the Gallo and the French. It is deemed severely endangered by the UNESCO. A cultural language, the Breton has an extensive written literature. Its revival essentially occurred in the 1970s, when the population showed a renewed interest...

The abbreviation BZH is also a marker of a cultural and linguistic identity."[4]

Contract Signed

On 27 February 2014 PointBZH received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .bzh after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[5]

Delegation and Availability

.bzh was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 17 June 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[3]