|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||University Telinformatic Centre|
|Sponsor||University Telinformatic Centre|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Actual use||Fairly popular in Bosnia-Herzegovina|
|Registration restrictions||Must be located in Bosnia-Herzegovina or have representative there|
|Structure||Registrations are directly at second level, or at third level beneath some second-level labels|
.ba is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is administered by the University Teleinformation Center.
Registration procedure for BA domain names is slightly more complicated than it is for registering international domains, and it is defined by laws and regulations of BiH institutions. For more information, please see Regulations regarding the registration of the BA domain. While international domains can be bought by anyone without any additional requests and documents, .BA domain can be bought by only those who meet all requirements listed in Regulations. First condition for domain registration is that domain name is free. Also, local presence is needed. In simplified terms, a company that has a registered name or registered trademark in Bosnia and Herzegovina, can register eponymous .BA domain, provided that the domain is not already taken, but some additional caveats apply.
Own second-level domains are permitted, which for-profit companies use. But there are also standardised second level domains:
- .edu.ba for educational organisations
- .gov.ba for governmental authorities
- .net.ba for network operators
- .org.ba for non profit organisations
The rules for the standardised second level domains are fairly well enforced.