American Domains: Costa Rica (.cr)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Costa Rican domain type, ie. “cr”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.cr” 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 Costa Rican 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 Costa Rican 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 Costa Rican domain name registrar.
The country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) for Costa Rica is '.cr'.
The ccTLD, meaning Internet Country Code Top-Level Domain, for Costa Rica is .cr. It is managed by the National Academy of Sciences. It is available for International companies as well as Local, both are able to apply.
The National Academy of Sciences work hard to prevent any abusive registration of domain names and any trademarks made under the law of intellectual property will be protected. Anything against public and moral order will be rejected. A Law has also been made reserve any characters that are similar to generic words of National Interest.
There are certain regulations which must be revised when deciding on naming a .cr domain name. These are as follows:
- The maximum amount of characters that can be used in a .cr domain name is 63. This does not include the '.co'.
- The digits 0-9 and the Roman Alphabet a-z can be used.
- The domain name cannot begin nor end with a hyphen (-), though it can be used within the name. It cannot carry two hyphens one after the other (--).
|There are various sub-domains that can allow your domain name to be more specific to your company type. These will be applied through a 'first come, first served' basis. The first application which is sent will be the first to receive the domain name, as long as Terms and Conditions are met. These are as follows:|
|.or.cr||Organisations - Organisations and Voluntary Associations.|
|.go.cr||Governmental - The government of the Republic of Costa Rica, such as: Ministries, Executive, Legislative and Judicial, municipalities, autonomous entities, among others.|
|.sa.cr||Health - Health entities recognised by the CCSS and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Costa Rica.|
|.co.cr||Commercial - Legal and natural persons engaged in commercial activity or other activity.|
|.ac.cr||Academic - Universities, Graduate Schools and research institutions. State universities should be recognised by CONARE and private universities by CONESUP.|
|.fi.cr||Financial - Financial institutions in the Republic of Costa Rica that is regulated and licensed by the National Financial System Supervision (CONASSIF).|
|.ed.cr||Education - Pre-school, primary, secondary, university and for any other educational institutions authorised by the Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica.|
On March 3, 2008, nic.cr opened up the top level domain for commercial registrations and reduced the price of the second level domains.
- Population is estimated to be 4,133,884 people
- Gross Domestic Product is $46.021 billion US Dollars
- Languages recognised in Costa Rica are Spanish
International domain names from BB Online since 1997