Domain .do - national domain: Dominican Republic

How to register a .do internet domain?

  • Registration fee
    $109,99 / year
  • Renewal fee
    $109,99 / 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 30 days thereafter.
  • Minimum registration and renewal period
    1 year
  • Restrictions

Dominican Republic domain information

The .do domain registration takes approximately 10 business days. .do domain is the country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Dominican Republic. Managed by the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), the .do domain has become a key digital asset for businesses and individuals operating within this vibrant Caribbean nation. Over the years, its usage has expanded beyond local entities to include international brands seeking to establish a connection with the Dominican market. The domain offers several second-level domains, such as for commercial entities, for organizations, and for educational institutions, providing flexibility and specificity for registrants.

Why you should buy a .do domain name?

Securing a .do domain name is a strategic move for any business targeting the Dominican market or looking to protect its brand identity in the region. This domain extension signals a strong local presence, fostering trust and recognition among Dominican consumers. For global businesses, it enhances local search engine optimization (SEO), making it easier for customers in the Dominican Republic to find your services or products online. Additionally, the .do domain is relatively less saturated compared to more generic TLDs, offering better opportunities to secure shorter and more relevant domain names for your business.

Everything that you should know about .do domain price

The price of a .do domain can vary depending on the chosen second-level domain and the registrar you select. Generally, the cost ranges from $40 to $100 per year. This price variation often includes additional services like DNS management and privacy features that can protect personal information from being publicly accessible in the WHOIS database. It's important to consider the long-term investment, as renewal fees may differ from the initial registration cost. Some registrars offer promotional pricing or discounts for multi-year registrations, which can be a cost-effective option for businesses planning to maintain a long-term online presence in the Dominican Republic.

How to buy a domain in the Dominican Republic?

Purchasing a .do domain involves a straightforward process:

  1. Select a registrar. Start by choosing an accredited registrar that offers .do domains. You can find a list of accredited registrars on the website of the Dominican Republic's Network Information Center (NIC).
  2. Check domain availability. Use the registrar's search tool to check if your preferred domain name is available under the .do extension or its second-level domains.
  3. Register the domain. If available, proceed to register the domain by providing the necessary personal and payment information. During this process, decide if you need any additional services such as domain privacy or advanced DNS management.
  4. Complete the registration process. Follow the registrar’s instructions to complete the purchase. Ensure that all details are correct and confirm the transaction.
  5. Set up the domain. Once the domain is registered, set up your DNS settings or transfer the domain to your hosting provider if necessary.

By following these steps, you can effectively secure a .do domain, enhancing your business's visibility and credibility in the Dominican Republic. This investment not only strengthens your local presence but also supports your overall digital strategy by providing a clear signal to both users and search engines about your geographic and market focus.

Information about the .do domain registry

.do - country code top-level domain name (ccTLD): Dominican Republic

The available domain TLDs: .do

Registry: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra


Public WHOIS server: none

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