.cr Regulations

Requirements & Information

CountryCosta Rica
Why register .cr?
Costa Rica borders Nicaragua, the Caribbean Sea, Panama, the Pacific Ocean, and Ecuador. The population is about 5 million and about 333,980 people live in the capital, San José, with around 2 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area. Costa Rica is a popular travel destination rich in culture and heritage.

If you conduct business from within Costa Rica, it is time to register a .cr domain extension. Registering a dot 'CR' country code extension (top level domain name) will increase credibility for your business across the globe. Why? Country-code domains are meant specifically for businesses that do business within a particular country--in this case, Costa Rica. The .com domain (and other generic TLDs) are not targeted and that online space is saturated--and you likely already have the .com for your business.

Extend your brand presence with a more relevant, shorter domain--a ccTLD that differentiates you from competitors. Identify yourself as an official Costa Rican business owner and give your clients and constituents more confidence as they interact with you online. Country code domains also help you rank higher in local search results.
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Additional Information

The use of second level domain names does not mean your third level domain will be moved up to a second one. This is rather a new category

All current domain name holders will have 90 calendar days to register their same names as second level domains, if they so wish. If two or more current holders should have the same name under different categories, the second
level name will be allocated to whoever first applies and meets the registration requirements
domain must be same as of Costa Rica trade mark name

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