|Introduced 12 July 2016|
DNS name xn--90ae
|TLD type Internationalised (Cyrillic) country code top-level domain|
Intended use Entities connected with Bulgaria
Registration restrictions Intended for Cyrillic domain names only; no firm policy yet defined.
The domain name .бг (romanized as .bg; abbreviation of Bulgarian: България, Bălgarija) is a proposed internationalized country code top-level domain (IDN ccTLD) for Bulgaria. The ASCII DNS name of the domain would be xn--90ae, according to rules of the Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications procedures.
It has previously been rejected by ICANN twice, due to its visual similarity to .br, but in 2014 an ICANN panel determined that .бг is not confusingly similar to ISO 3166-1 country codes. The panel compared the two Cyrillic characters in several fonts to the Latin br, bt, bs, BT and BF.