Domains .cr

CR is the contry code ccTLD domain of Costa Rica. In a simple way a CR domain name serves to identify you with a name, product, brand, ... in the Internet through a web page or other services such as email. For example, if someone wants to see your web page that is under your CR domain name, they will write in a browser www.yourdomainname.cr

Its official name is: Republic of Costa Rica

It is a sovereign nation, organized as a unitary presidential republic composed of 7 provinces. Located in Central America, it has a territory with a total area of ​​51 100 km². It borders Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, Panama to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

It has 5,003,393 inhabitants according to its latest demographic projection Its capital, political and economic center is San José, and its official language is Spanish.

.cr is the unique and exclusive geographic top-level domain (ccTLD) for Costa Rica. The domain type code top-level was created in 1990. It is a little used extension, currently there are about 14,000 registered .cr domains.

The registration of the domain is free for any person, organization or company wishing to register a Costa Rica .cr domain. Except for the domains restricted by the Costa Rican government. To acquire a Costa Rican domain there are different ways to do it, one of them is through an independent non-profit unit of the National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica.


Requirements .cr

- Domain register avaliable for every person, organization or Business who wants to register a .cr domain from Costa Rica.


Additional services

- With the purchase of your .cr domain you can select our DNS servers for the activation of your ".cr" domain.

- Entorno puts at your disposal with .cr domain registration a wide range of services of hosting, virtual servers and SSL certificates.

- If you are interested in recovering or monitoring a domain .cr you can check our corporate services section.

- When buying web domain with the .cr extension we can help you in your online presence project with opensource applications such as Wordpress, Drupal, etc. or custom projects hosted on your .cr web domain



Registering a ccTLD domain .cr from Costa Rica only requires to complete an on-line registry form.

Allowed characters:

- Minimum: 3

- Maximum: 63

- Letters and numbers.

- Hyphens ("-"), Hyphens are not allowed before or after the domain name..

The registration is done for a year.


How to renew

To renew a ccTLD domain .cr from Costa Rica the domain must be on the renewal period and it can be renewed for one year.

The renewal period starts 40 days before the expiration date and the domain can be renewed next 30 days. After these 30 days please contact us if you are still interested in renewing the domain.


How to transfer

To transfer a ccTLD domain .cr it is necessary:

- Holder requests at the current registrar to change the technical and administrative contacts for ours.

- The domain must have been registered/active for at least 30 days.

- The domain must be un-locked for transfer by the actual registry. If so, the client must contact the current registrar to un-lock the domain for transfer.

The transfer usually completes within 5 and 10 days.

We suggest you transfer your domain name enough days before expiration in order to avoid your transfer being denied.

The domain will be renewed for one year in the transfer.


Owner change

Contact with Entorno Digital in order to do a holder change for a domain .cr


Contacts and DNS update

You can modify your contacts and DNS servers of your .cr domains through you control panel on our website, on the field “REGISTERED USER” on our website.

The changes are done at a real time and have cost.

Costa Rica

Capital: San José

Idioma: Spanish

Population: 5.003.000 hab.

Domain on the internet: .cr .co.cr