History of domain .BY

August, 2016ccTLD .BY/.БЕЛ (.BEL) Registry becomes ccNSO member (Country Code Names Supporting Organization) that unites representatives of ccTLDs within the ICANN
January, 2016ccTLD .BY/.БЕЛ (.BEL) Registry becomes APTLD associate member (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association), whose members are the largest world domains such as .cn (China), .au (Australia) and .рф (Russia) 
September 1, 2015The official site of national domain zones .BY and .БЕЛ (.BEL) has been updated.
Main changes:  
  • advanced statistics for domains registrations;
  • common WHOIS-service for domain zones .BY and .БЕЛ (.BEL)
Beginning of 2015For more than a year, .BY is the most fast-growing domain zone in Europe (according to CENTR)
March, 2014The number of BY. domains increases 100 000
October 24, 2013DNSSEC technology is implemented (Domain Name System Security Extensions – technology that allows users to have more confidence in the online activities by means of authentication of DNS data)
October, 2013ccTLD .BY Registry becomes CENTR member (Association of European Country Code Top-Level Domain Registries) that unites registries of European country code domains
August 20, 2013New instruction on registration of BY. domains is introduced
Main changes:
  • possibility of domains registration and its prolongation for 2 years is provided;
  • possibility to act as agents in registration of BY. domains is granted to companies and individual entrepreneurs
October 1, 2012Charity auctions of .BY domains, excluded from the register, are launched. All collected money, excluding standard price of domain registration, are constantly transferred to Belarusian orphanages
February, 2012
  • Domain .BY WHOIS service is launched;
  • 30-days period of domain locking (reservation) is cancelled;
  • Checking requests for domain registration by the Operative Analytical Centre is cancelled
May 5, 1994Belarus national domain zone is registered