American Domains: Chile (.cl)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Chilian domain type, ie. “cl”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.cl” 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.
To register .cl domains your future Chilian domain, click here!
Once the domain is registered
All Chilian 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 Chilian 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 Chilian domain name registrar.
Very popular in Chile
.cl is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Chile.
The ccTLD for Chile is .cl and it has been managed by the Department of Computer Science of the University of Chile since 1986. It had begun as an informal process, having been activated for UUCP mail. This informality went on for almost a decade, not restricted by written rules and having no conflicts. The creation of domain names under .cl was only possible due to IANA, being the Internet Assigned Number Authority.
In 2006, Chile came to be the first Latin American country to establish formal relations with ICANN. This was through the signing of an Accountability Framework Agreement, formalizing the relationship between ICANN and NIC Chile. This agreement contained the responsibilities of both companies regarding the preservation of the stability, security and interoperability of the Internet. It has been since its founding in 1998 that ICANN has been able to establish these agreements with managers of ccTLD registries.
Registration of the ccTLD .cl is open to anyone, but foreigners must provide a domestic contact with a RUT which is the Chilean National Identification Number.
Criteria assosiated with the registration of a .cl ccTLD are as follows:
- The Roman Alphabet (a-z) can be used.
- Digits (0-9) can be used.
- A hyphen (-) can be used but will not be accepted and the beginning or end of the domain name.
- Accented letters are accepted. These are: á, é, í, ñ, ó, ú and ü.
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.
Registration of names including accented letters was opened up in 2005.
International domain names from BB Online since 1997