American Domains: Brazil (.br)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Brazilian domain type, ie. “br”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.br” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Brazilian domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Brazilian domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Brazilian domain name registrar.
Very popular in Brazil (Largest Portuguese language Web presence)
.br is the Internet country code top level domain name (ccTLD) for Brazil, which is also officially known as the Federative Republic of Brazil. It is the largest country in South America and also the fifth largest country in the world, further making it the fifth most populous country. It's first language is Portuguese. Before 2005 it was operated by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, but the .br domain name is now run by the Brazilian Network Information Centre. As the domain name is intended for Brazilian residents, applicants outside the country must have a local contact. The .br domain name is also the most popular Portuguese website suffix, surpassing even .com in popularity.
Registrations are at a third-level under various second-level domain labels. The second-level labels have varying restrictions and are selected from a list that defines the category your domain name is similar to. Various examples of this are as follows: site.art.br would be found in the art category, whilst site.org.br would be found in the category for non-governmental organisations. However, this excludes universities as tertiary education - though they are able to register under the edu.br domain name, some use com.br or just .br (mainly public universities). As of Febuary 2007, it is common for applicants to ignore most second-level labels and just go for com.br, leaving the com.br domain name to have almost 90% of all registrants because, though the label is intended for general trade, since 2008, it may be applied for by individuals. Here is a list of the sub-domains available:
- AM.BR - AM sound broadcasting.
- COOP.BR - for the Organisation of Brazilian Cooperatives.
- EDU.BR - for educational organisations.
- FM.BR - for FM sound broadcasting.
- GOV.BR - for government entities.
- MIL.BR - for the Ministry of Defence.
- ORG.BR - for non-governmental organisations.
- PSI.BR - for Internet service providers.
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
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 ategory. 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 February 2007, most domain registrations ignore categories and register in the .com.br domain, which has over 90% of all registered domains. The .jus.br (Judiciary) domain has mandatory DNSSEC use.
.br is the most common Portuguese language Web site suffix, surpassing all other Portuguese-speaking countries' TLDs as well as .com in popularity.
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