Azerbaijan offers national domain name registration and operation rules to public discussion

Azerbaijan offers national domain name registration and operation rules to public discussion
# 06 November 2008 11:10 (UTC +04:00)
The ministry said the rules are in line with the Telecommunication Law and international standards and requirements on domain name registration.
According to the project, is a website for performing whois lookups on the Country-Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLDs) and the .az domain registration form is available on the website of the domain name registrar
The priority will be given to the registration of domain names that are in accordance with the trademark of applicant.
The registration forms will be processed within three business days in the order of reception.
If two applicants apply for a particular domain name, the priority will be given to the first applicant.
The one-time registration period of a domain name is 10 years while there is no limitation of period for governmental agencies and local authorities (municipalities).
The domain registration and maintenance fees are set by the a national ccTLD authority with approval of the ministry.
Under the project, the generic domain names are,,,,,,,,, vÉ™
An applicant is not allowed to apply for domain names that are geographical names, trademarks, officials and public figures and organizations in Azerbaijan.
Under the rules, if an individual have more than 10 domain names, his/her application for a new domain name may be rejected.
Disputes concerning the registration and operation of domain names can be solved in accordance with the legislation of Azerbaijan.
A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country or a dependent territory.
All ccTLD identifiers are two letters long, and all two-letter top-level domains are ccTLDs. Creation and delegation of ccTLDs is performed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
The Domain Name System (DNS) helps users easily send e-mail and find their way around the Internet. Similar to telephone numbers, every computer on the Internet has a unique address, called an Internet Protocol or IP number. Because these numbers are hard to remember, the DNS was created to allow easy to remember names, called domain names, to be used instead of numbers.