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Introduced 2010
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Unassigned
Registry None
Sponsor None
Intended use Entities connected with Caribbean Netherlands
Actual use Not available for use
Registration restrictions Not available for registration

.bq is designated—but not in use—as the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba[1] (the Caribbean Netherlands) following the assignment on December 15, 2010, by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency of BQ as the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 to the area.[2] This decision followed the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles and new status of the Caribbean Netherlands as public bodies of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010.

Currently the Caribbean Netherlands use the former Netherlands Antilles's ccTLD, .an, which is being phased out. As part of the Netherlands proper, .nl also applies. has indicated that use of the top level domain is as of July 2015 being considered and an economic evaluation is being performed to that effect.[3]


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  2. ^ ISO 3166-1 Newsletter VI-8 (2010-12-15): Code elements for Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part), update of other territories and minor corrections. 2010-12-15. Accessed 2010-12-29.
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External links

  • IANA .bq whois information

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