What is .br?
The .br domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Brazil.
Brazil with its estimated population of 193,946,886, ranks as the 1st most populous country in South America.
The .br domain name presently the 1st most likeable ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in South America.
The .br extension has more than 3,073,441 registrations.
This means that people like and trust this domain name.
You can register your own .br domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .br has been introduced in 1989 and gaining popularity since then.
Who can register .br domain?
Both individuals and legal entities are allowed to buy and register a web name with a .br extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .br extension?
A .br domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Brazil.
In Brazil the common language is Portuguese.
The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well.
A website with a .br extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
When choosing a domain you should remember these restrictions:
A .br domain name can have alphabets, numbers and hyphen (-) or any of these combinations.
A name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
The name can neither begin nor end with hyphens.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
The .br domain length should be between 2-26 characters.
You cannot register your web name if you don't follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .br web name registration period: 1-10 years registration are permitted at once.
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