September 2014

Bouvet Map” by varpOwn work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The Norwegian registrar NORID is, besides .no, also responsible for the domain name extension .bv (Bouvet Island). Despite the fact that Bouvet Island has zero inhabitants, it still has its own country code and thus also its own top level domain. From Norway, there is however no interest in registering .bv domain names (simply because Bouvet Island has no residents, so also no economy). Until recently, the registry even had a standard message on their website to make clear that .bv registration are not possible.