Domains .uy

UY is the contry code ccTLD domain of Uruguay. In a simple way a UY 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 UY domain name, they will write in a browser www.yourdomainname.uy

Its official name is: República Oriental del Uruguay

It is located in the eastern part of the American South Cone. It limits to the northeast with Brazil, to the west and southwest with Argentina and has coasts in the Atlantic Ocean by the south. It covers 176.215 km² and is the second smallest country in South America, after Suriname.

Its capital is Montevideo and its official language is Spanish.

According to the United Nations, it is the country in Latin America with the highest level of literacy. According to the study by the organization Transparency International, it is the country in Latin America with the lowest Perception of Corruption Index and the 23rd in the world.

.uy is the geographic top-level domain (ccTLD) for Uruguay.

The Central Information Service of the University of the Republic of Uruguay, SeCIU, is the competent authority for the administration of the ".UY" domain, in its various subdomains, since April 1990, as delegated by IANA through InterNIC.

As of July 2012, ".uy" domains can be registered without a second-level domain.


Requirements .uy

- Domain register avaliable for every person, organization or Business who wants to register a .uy domain from Uruguay.

- Local Admin-c Required. Domain is registered with our free trustee service.

- Free trustee service.


Additional services

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

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

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

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



To register a ccTLD domain .uy from Uruguay you will have 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 .uy from Uruguay the domain must be on the renewal period and it can be renewed for one year.

The renewal period starts 31 days before the expiration date and you can renew the domain until the expiration day.


How to transfer

To transfer a ccTLD domain .uy it is necessary:

- The actual Registrar must accept the transfer.

- 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 is renewed for 1 year since the transferred date.


Owner change

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


Contacts and DNS update

You can modify your contacts and DNS servers of your .uy 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 no cost.