Domain .cl - national domain: Chile

How to register a .cl internet domain?

  • Registration fee
    $27,49 / year
  • Renewal fee
    $68,49 / year
  • Trade fee
    The domain owner change does not extend its validity.
  • Transfer fee
    renewal included
    The domain transfer extends its validity for an additional year.
  • Reactivation fee
    Additional restore fee is due on the domain renewal date (10 days before expiration date). Restore is possible only within 14 days thereafter.
  • Minimum registration and renewal period
    1 year
  • Restrictions

Chilean domain information

.cl domains (Chile) can formally be registered only for entities with an address in Chile and a RUT number (TAX ID).

The price of maintaining the domain includes a proxy service, in which our local partner is entered as a subscriber, who grants exclusive authorization to administer the domain to the ordering party. It is a legal and secure method of registering this domain by foreign entities.

.cl domain is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Chile. It was established in 1987 and is managed by the University of Chile. Here are some key points about the .cl domain:

  1. Open Registration. The .cl TLD is open to anyone, regardless of their location. This change in regulation eliminated the previous requirement for foreign registrants to have local contact with a RUN. That is why we are offering .cl domain registration with a proxy service.
  2. Support for Special Characters. The .cl domain started supporting names that include accented letters (á, é, í, ó, ú), ñ, and ü in 2005.
  3. DNSSEC Support. Since April 2011, the .cl domain has supported DNSSEC, a suite of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) specifications for securing certain kinds of information provided by the Domain Name System (DNS).
  4. IPv6 Support. As of May 2012, the .cl domain is IPv6 enabled, meaning it supports the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP).
  5. Usage. The .cl domain has been used in domain hacks by companies such as Microsoft for its social networking service ( and Oracle Corporation for its URL shortening service (

For more detailed information or to register a .cl domain, you can always visit the NIC Chile website, which is the domain registrar for the .cl ccTLD. In mid-2023, there were over 715,000 .cl domain names registered.

Why should I buy a .cl domain name?

Purchasing a .cl domain name can offer several advantages, particularly if you're doing business in or targeting the Chilean market. Why might you consider buying a .cl domain? Check these reasons:

  1. Local Presence. Owning a .cl domain establishes a professional online presence in Chile. It shows that you're committed to local customers and understand the importance of localizing your brand.
  2. Trust and Credibility. Chilean consumers are more likely to trust and engage with websites that have a local domain. A .cl domain can increase your credibility among Chilean customers.
  3. SEO Benefits. Search engines often prioritize local domains for users searching from that country. Therefore, a .cl domain can help improve your website's visibility and ranking in search engine results in Chile.
  4. Availability. As .cl is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain), there's a higher chance that the domain name you want is available, compared to more crowded gTLDs (generic top-level domains) like .com or .net.
  5. Protection of Brand. Even if you're not planning to use it immediately, purchasing a .cl domain can prevent others from registering your brand name in Chile.
  6. Support for Special Characters. The .cl domain supports names including accented letters (á, é, í, ó, ú), ñ, and ü. This can be beneficial if your brand or business name includes these characters.
  7. IPv6 and DNSSEC Support. The .cl domain supports the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6) and DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), ensuring a secure and future-proof online presence.

Remember, the decision to buy a .cl domain should align with your overall business strategy and target audience. If your business is targeting the Chilean market, a .cl domain could be a valuable asset. Need help? Contact our customer service team.

Chilean domain information

Chile is a South American country located along the western coast of the continent and is known for its incredible natural beauty and vibrant culture. The country has a rich history and is home to a variety of different cultures and languages.

As an Internet-connected nation, Chile has its own domain name system or DNS. This system allows websites to be accessed from within Chile using Chilean domain names. The country's domain name is .cl, and it is managed by the National Telecommunications Agency (SUBTEL).

There are a variety of different domain name extensions available in Chile, including .cl,,,, and Domain names registered in Chile must adhere to certain rules, such as being in Spanish and containing at least three characters. Additionally, there are certain domains that are reserved for government entities and other organizations, such as and

Additionally, domain name disputes are handled by the National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI). In order to register a domain name in Chile, businesses need to provide proof of their Chilean residency or business. Once the domain name is registered, it is important for businesses to keep their domain name registration up-to-date and active in order to ensure that their website remains accessible.

Everything that you should know about .cl domain price

The .cl extension is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Chile. It is intended for registration by companies, organizations, or individuals based in Chile. Sometimes we offer discounts or promotions for certain domains. In addition to the base cost, there are also other fees involved in registering a .cl domain. These include the renewal fee, the transfer fee, and the SSL certificate fee. The renewal fee is the fee you pay to keep the domain name registered with the registrar. The transfer fee is the fee you pay to transfer the domain name to another registrar. Remember you can always transfer your .cl domain name to Let’s Domains.

And finally, the SSL certificate fee is the fee you pay to secure your domain with an SSL certificate. As you can see, the cost of a .cl domain can vary depending on your needs and the fees involved. It is important to do your research and shop around to ensure you get the best deal.

How to buy a domain in Chile?

Here's a general process on how to buy a domain in Chile:

  1. Choose a Registrar. Let’s Domains sells .cl domains.
  2. Search for Availability. Enter your desired domain name in the search bar on Let’s Domains to check if it's available. If it's not, you might need to consider different variations or extensions.
  3. Add to Cart. Once you find an available domain that you like, add it to your cart.
  4. Checkout. Proceed to checkout. You'll need to provide some personal information for the domain registration. This typically includes your name, address, email, and phone number.
  5. Choose Registration Period. Choose how long you want to register the domain. The .cl domain names could be registered for a period between 1 and 10 years.
  6. Payment. Pay for the domain using one of the accepted payment methods.
  7. Confirmation. After payment, you should receive a confirmation email. The domain is now yours for the duration of the registration period.

Remember to renew your domain registration before it expires to avoid losing it. We are always reminding you, year by year to renew your .cl domain name. It’s very useful to ensure you don't accidentally lose your domain.

Information about the .cl domain registry

.cl - country code top-level domain name (ccTLD): Chile
Available domain TLDs: .cl
Registry: NIC Chile (University of Chile)
Public WHOIS server:

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