The .Biz TLD Is Turning Ten And Holding A Contest

The .biz TLD is celebrating its tenth anniversary by holding a contest. In order to participate, you must submit your website built on a .biz domain and tell your story. Others will then get the chance to vote for their favorite .biz site. Winners will receive awards and a special seal to place on their website. To submit a site or vote for one visit My.biz.

The .biz TLD was launched in 2001 as an alternative for business owners to use since most of the .com domains were already taken. While the extension is intended for to be used solely by business owners, there are no legal or geographical qualifications to register.

There are currently over two million .biz domains registered from 190 different countries. The .biz TLD is available in 15 different languages including German and Chinese.

Almost all of the large, accredited registrars offer .biz domains. Although, you will find that the price varies at each registrar. Go Daddy’s normal price for .biz domain names is $14.99, but they are currently having a sale where you can register one for just $5.99. Name.com has them for $10.99 and Moniker prices the domains at $9.69.

The highest sale price I could find for a .biz domain was for E.biz, which sold for $66,001 in November of 2009. Other top sales include: All.biz for $61,750, D.biz grabbed $26,110, Casinos.biz fetched $19,000, and Car.biz closed for $11,900.

You can learn more about the .biz TLD at My.biz. There you can read different stories about .biz domains on their blog, search for domains with their name generator,  as well as register .biz domain names.