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.bh & البحرين. (.albahrain) Sunrise starts 1st November 2021!

29 September 2021

We are pleased to share the launch schedule for Bahrain’s national domain .bh and البحرين. (.albahrain). The roll out of these TLDs will offer priority to existing .bh owners and trademark holders, before becoming available to the general public. Read on for more details about the launch schedule:

.bh and البحرين. (.albahrain) Launch Schedule

فترة شروق الشمس
لاصحاب العلامات

1st November 2021 to
31st December 2021


1st November 2021
to 30th April 2022


1st January 2022
to 30th April 2022


1st May 2022

  • Grandfathering: Existing .bh,,, etc. domain holders will have the opportunity to claim their matching names in البحرين. (.albahrain). Existing registrants may submit an application for a البحرين. (.albahrain) and will be required to provide their corresponding .bh domain (or,, etc.) in the verification portal
  • Sunrise: Trademark holders can secure their matching domains and protect their marks before the TLD opens to the general public
  • Local General Availability: First-come, first served registrations – only open to registrants located in Bahrain. Proof of residency may be requested but it is not mandatory
  • International General Availability (GA): .bh and البحرين. can be registered on a first come, first served basis by anyone across the globe, without any restrictions,,,, and can be registered by registrants in Bahrain only. Individual eligibility restrictions will apply.

Start offering .bh and البحرين. today.

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If you wish to become a registrar for .bh, please feel free to reach out to who will provide you with the policies, RRA and other necessary documentation for review.