Biz is a domain name most commonly used by businesses. The name dotbiz came as a phonetic spelling for the first syllable of the word business. When the domain name dotcom was increasingly used by business groups and commercial centers, the demand for some of the domain names become very high. This made it difficult for some users to get a domain name according to their interests easily. To relieve this great demand, there introduced the biz domain name. This helped businesses with an alternative when their demanded domain name was used by other websites.
The use of biz domain name is somewhat liberal except that, they must be used only by businesses or for commercial purposes. There are no specific legal constraints of geographic restrictions governing the registration of users for biz domain name. The legal remedies existing in the trademark infringement are applicable for this domain name as well.
The creation of this domain name happened in 2001. This was under the control of Neulevel and was administered by them. There was no sunrise period for the domain name. In the initial stages, they did not get first chance registrations. They followed a different procedure and here; they can claim for intellectual property well in advance and later challenge an eventual registrant. This was done through a policy named stop.
Through this manner, various domains from other registrants were obtained successfully by the trademark owners. Dotbiz domain name was started to be used only by businesses. But, the lack of proper restrictions has created a situation wherein, the dotbiz is being used in an unrestricted fashion.
The biz domain name has much recognition as a widely used domain name in internet. But in several instances, it is found that only some of the reputable institutions use dotbiz for domain registration, where as a number of low reputed organizations make use of dotbiz to register their websites.
There occurred some instances when .biz was used as a domain name, this was found to be already in use in one or more than one domain name server roots. This created a situation wherein, the domain name could point to a different IP address, based on the DNS server where it was used. Neulevel has created a control where the DNS server has to be officially registered with them, before it being registered with WHOIS for a domain for their website. This was expected to decrease the confusions existing in the use of the domain name by several websites from different domain name server roots. However, dotbiz continues to be a leading domain name used by a large number of websites online.