A domestic (or domesticated) rabbit (Oryctolagus), more commonly known as a pet rabbit, a bunny, or a bunny rabbit is any of the domesticated varieties of the European rabbit species. (Wikipedia)(See all definitions)
Many people think an outdoor hutch is the best way to keep a domestic rabbit.
The mission of the Georgia House Rabbit Society is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home abused, abandoned and neglected domestic rabbits; to spay and neuter, foster, and find them great homes; and to educate the public on the proper care of domestic house rabbits.
-- Neutering not only helps curb overpopulation of domestic rabbits, it dramatically decreases the chance of reproductive cancers, makes litter box training easier, and reduces chewing and territorial behavior, such as spraying.
Domestication practices were well known by then, Andersson says, and it's possible that French monks or farmers in Southern France with a taste for rabbit meat made an effort to round up bunnies that eventually became the founding population for the domestic rabbit.
This includes his decades of wildlife rehabilitation as well as the publicized animal cruelty crusades (through the amazing efforts of Georgia House Rabbit Society) to rescue abandoned or abused domestic rabbits.
Yet not enough time had passed for the domestic rabbit to evolve very many consistent differences from the wild ancestor, and no gene stood out as key to domestication, reported Andersson's colleague, Nima Rafati, at the meeting.