About .br Domains

The .br country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Brazil. The information below also applies to the following country-code second-level domain names (ccSLDs):

  • .com.br — Intended for commercial entities
  • .net.br — Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Note: These domain names can have up to 26 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except as the first or last characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Features Availability
Who can register .br domains? Details below1
Registration length 1 - 10 years
Renewal length 1 - 10 years
Renewal restrictions Details below2
Nameserver requirements Details below3
Transfers to Cyberspace Solutions, Inc. See Transfers and account changes for .BR domains
Transfers away Please contact customer support
Private registration Not supported
Protected registration Not supported
Backorders Not supported
Bulk registration Supported
Account change See Transfers and account changes for .BR domains
Contact updates Details below4
IDNs Portuguese
Expiration/redemption Details below5
Refund policy Details below6
Registry NIC BR /Registro.br

Details

1 Registrations restrictions

Warning: It can take up to 5 days for .br domains to be registered.

Important information for Brazilian residents who already own a .br domain (.com.br, .net.br, etc.)

The Brazilian registry assigns the registrar of the first .com.br or .net.br domain you purchased as your default registrar (they associate your CNPJ/CPF ID with that registrar). Hence, it expects subsequent domain registrations to also come from the same registrar.

Given this constraint, you can choose to associate your CNPJ/CPF ID with Cyberspace Solutions, Inc., and then continue with your purchase.

Trustee Service

Note: The Trustee service can be used by customers not residing in Brazil, and not having a Brazilian CNPJ/CPF ID.

For a fee, Cyberspace Solutions, Inc. offers a Trustee service where we become the registrant on record, and the Cyberspace Solutions, Inc. name is displayed when you look up your domain name on WHOIS. However, you continue to be the legal owner of the domain name, and assume all responsibilities for the content and management of your domain and website. Essentially, the trustee helps you meet the residency requirement. If someone contacts the trustee with an issue regarding your domain name or website, we will then forward that contact to you.

2 Renewal restrictions

Your .br domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether you set the domain name to auto-renew or manually renew. We attempt auto-renewal on day one of the month prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 10 days later. If that attempt fails, we make a final attempt 10 days later.

For example: Your .com.br domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, you can attempt to recover it, and there might be a fee to do so. See Recovering expired domain names for information.

3 Nameserver requirements

All .br domain names must have two authoritative nameservers. Before you register or modify the domain name, you must list only those nameservers in its zone file.

If you want to register a .br domain name with us and use our nameservers, we handle this process for you.

If you want to use your own nameservers, you must set them up before you register or modify the domain name. You must also ensure that they are resolving properly before you assign them to the domain name in our system.

For example, if you want to register coolexample.com.br and use the nameservers ns1.coolexample.br and ns2.coolexample.br, then you must list those nameservers in the domain name's zone file.

After you set up your nameservers and register your domain name, use the instructions in Change nameservers for my domains to set the nameservers in our system.

4 Contact update requirements

You will have the ability to update the admin, tech, and billing contact of your domain name.

Note: If you have already created an account at the Registry, the contact associated with your CNPJ/CPF (called the BR ORG contact) can only be updated at the Registry website.

For updates to the following fields, contact our support department for assistance:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Organization (company name)
  • Country

You can update all other contact information in the Domain Manager. See Change domain contact information for information.

6 Expiration/redemption

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, you can attempt to recover it, and there might be a fee to do so. See Recovering expired domain names for information.

5 Refund policy

For details on refunds, please visit Cyberspace Solutions, Inc.'s Refund Policy page.

Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds