It was introduced in 1989 as Brazil's official domain extension and is managed by the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), a role it took over from the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee in 2005.
The .com.br domain extension is crucial for entities operating in or targeting the Brazilian market. It signifies a connection to Brazil, making it relevant for businesses, organizations and individuals looking to establish an online presence for their brand in the country.
To register this domain extension you must have a local Brazilian contact.
Technically the domain extension for Brazil is .br. But it can only be used in second-level extensions.
For example, .art.br, .org.br, .edu.br, .com br being the most popular.
Why use a .com.br domain extension?
Using a .com.br domain can be beneficial for your online presence because it:
Signals a connection to Brazil, instilling trust among local users.
Ideal for businesses and individuals aiming to target the Brazilian market.
Can enhance the credibility of a website and business among Brazilian users.
.com or .com.br: which one to use
This completely depends on the location and nature of your business and brand. .com.br should be the first choice for Brazilian-based businesses or companies looking to establish a presence there. Local users look for .com.br and trust it. If your business and target market are more international, consider .com.
Examples of .com.br website (all made on Wix)
Maya Queiroz: videography website
Fabio Porchat: actor and presenter
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How to register a .com.br domain in 5 steps
01. Choose a domain name registrar
Select a domain name registrar that supports .com.br registrations and is accredited by the Brazilian registry, NIC.br. Wix is one example of this.
02. Check domain name availability
Use the registrar's domain name search tool to verify if your desired .com.br domain is available. This domain extension supports Portuguese characters.
03. Prove connection to Brazil
Some registrars may require documentation proving your connection to Brazil.
04. Provide all necessary information
Fill out the registration form with accurate and required contact information.
05. Make payment
Make the necessary payment to secure the ".com.br" domain for a specified period.
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.com.br domain extension FAQ
Can I use a .com.br domain for an international business?
While possible, it's most suitable for businesses targeting the Brazilian market.
Can I transfer my existing domain to a .com.br extension?
Yes, domain transfers are possible, but ensure your chosen registrar supports ".com.br" transfers.