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About .br domains

NIC BR also know as Registro.br is the sponsor and KeySystems/ToWeb is our backend provider for some customers for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD).br extension that represents Brazil.

Who can register .br domains?

You must have a Brazilian Tax ID (CNPJ / CPF) to register a .br, .com.br, and .net.br domain.

  • .br - Not Supported
  • .com.br - Intended for commercial entities.
  • .net.br - Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers.

Registration restrictions

When registering a .br domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 3 - 26 Characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special characters (e.g., & and #)
  • IDNs: Supported (Portugese)

Features

  • Registration length: 1-10 years
  • Renewal length: 1-10 years
    • 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 .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 renew my expired domain for more information.

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    Redemption requirements for .br domain names:

    • Status 83: These domain names go into status 83 if they aren't renewed by the 20th day of the month prior to expiration. For the cost of renewal, customers can recover them in the Domain Manager up until registry deletion, which occurs two days prior to the domain's renewal date. Note: The cart may add a $0 redemption fee as part of the process.
    • Status 149: Customers can also recover domain names in status 149 in the Domain Manager.
    • Status 8/172: Charge the customer the cost of renewal as a miscellaneous fee. No redemption fee required. Then, submit a CCTLD - Reactivate Domain Request escalation in the CRM.
  • Backorders: Not supported
  • Transfers to GoDaddy: Supported
  • Transfers away from GoDaddy: Supported
    • If you have opted to use our Trustee Services and would like to transfer away, please contact our GoDaddy Guides to request the domain transfers.
    • If you have provided a contact from Brazil, the transfer away process is unique for .br. The domain does not need to be unlocked, you must update the Service Provider, and transfer ownership on your existing .br domains to the gaining Service Provider via the registry website.

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    If the customer is using our Trustee service and wants to transfer away in the CRM, submit a CCTLD - Transfer Away escalation for transfer away. The DCAST ccTLD Team will request and provide further information to complete the transfer away.

  • Transfers to another GoDaddy account: Not supported
  • Basic privacy protection: Not supported
  • Protection plan upgrades: Not supported
  • CashParking: Not supported
  • Contact Updates: Supported
    • If you already have an account at the registry, the contact provider associated with your CNPJ/CPF known as the BR ORG contact will need to be updated at the registry website in order to be able to update your contacts with us. Please review section Transfer ownership.

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 1-6 Authoritive Nameservers
  • Can use: IPv4, IPv6
  • Cannot use: DNSSEC

Refunds

For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

Cancellation requirements

You can only delete a .br domain by using the registry's online form.

More info

  • Want to register a .com.br domain? Search for your domain today.
  • Want to register a .net.br domain? Search for your domain today.
  • Check out our most common domain articles to get started with your .br domain.

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