.br Domain

.br is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Brazil. It was administered by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (Comitê Gestor da Internet no Brasil) until 2005 when it started being administered by Brazilian Network Information Center (Núcleo de Informação e Coordenação do Ponto br). A local contact is required for any registration. Registrations of domain names with Portuguese characters are also accepted.

With the exception of universities, the second-level domain is fixed and selected from a list that defines the category. For example, site.art.br is in the art (music, folklore etc.) category, and site.org.br is in the non-governmental organization category. Institutions of tertiary education were allowed to use the ccSLD .edu.br, although some use .com.br and others (mainly public universities) use .br. There are also some other few exceptions that were allowed to use the second level domain until the end of 2000. As of April 2010, most domain registrations ignore categories and register in the .com.br domain, which has over 90% of all registered domains. The .jus.br (Judiciary), and .b.br (banks) domains have mandatory DNSSEC use.

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Available Suffixes
  • Registrations on second level (e.g. domain.br): no
available SLDs

  • com.br can be registered: yes
  • ind.br can be registered: yes
  • net.br can be registered: yes
  • org.br can be registered: yes
unlicensed SLDs

Please have a look at the following SLDs sponsored not directly by the registry. These SLDs may have lower restrictions and prices.

Useful information
  • Whois Server whois.registro.br
Contact Requirements
Available Types:
  • Owner has to be Person or Org
  • Admin has to be Person
Owner has to fill the following fields:
  • CompanyNumber if type is org
  • IdentificationCardNumber if type is person


For a .BR domain a local owner is necessary. If you order a .BR domain in our system with an owner not coming from brasil, we will automatically order the domain with a trustee service without additional costs.


A transfer is actually not supported by us. Please contact our support if you want to transfer a domain.


An Ownerchange may produce costs. Please refer to your pricelist. The Ownerchange can be started easily in our system.

  • check: yes
  • DNSSEC: no

A Restore is not supported by the registry.

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