The .cr Domain

Registered Domains
14,640
.CR is the
6th
most popular ccTLD in North America
The main Language used
Spanish
Register .CR as
Individual
Company
Domain For
Costa Rica
Domain Registration term in years
1-5
Domain Character Limit
3-63
Domain Registration
cr
Active
Since 1990

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
4.7%
6.3%
5.7%
54.8%
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%
.DE
6.1%
.COM
43%

Top .cr websites

Global 1,721.
Global 18,473.
Global 23,591.
Global 30,221.

About .cr

What is .cr?

The .cr domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Costa Rica.
Costa Rica with its estimated population of 4,301,712, ranks as the 12th most populous country in North America. Presently .cr is the 6th most likeable ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in North America. There are more than 14,640 such addresses. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .cr domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .cr has been introduced in 1990 and gaining popularity since then.

Who can register .cr domain?

The .cr extension can be registered by any organisation or individuals.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .cr extension?

A .cr domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Costa Rica. In Costa Rica the official language is Spanish. Spanish is the 4th most used website language in the world. A website with a .cr 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. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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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 always remember the following restrictions:
To name your .cr domain you can use any letters A through Z, digits between 0 and 9 and hyphen (-).
A name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain cannot start or end with hyphens. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
The .cr domain name length should be between 3-63 characters.
The domain that does not follow the above limitations will not be accepted for registration.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Allowable registration term for .cr domain is 1 year till maximum 5 years.