TLD Specifications

.rio , .rio.br
Registration period
1-10 years
Renewal period
1-10 years
Allowed character length
1 - 63 characters
Allowed characters
a-z, 0-9, -MUST NOT contain two consecutive hyphens in the third and fourth character positions and MUST NOT start or end with a hyphen.
TLD supports
Transfer locks possible
Renewal on transfer
Transfer time
5 days
Authcode length
8 - 32 characters
Handle updates
Preconfigured DNS
Allowed Nameservers
2 - 13
Autorenew Grace Period
35 days
Deletion Timeframe
35 days after expiration date
Redemption Period
30 days
Eligibility Policy
The .rio domain owner needs to be either:
• Legal entity incorporated in Brazil, with headquarters, branch, franchisee
or licensee located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, with active record in
“Cadastro Nacional das Pessoas Jurídicas – CNPJ/MF” of the Finance
• Individual with fixed address in the city of Rio de Janeiro, with active
record in “Cadastro das Pessoas Físicas – CPF/MF” of the Finance Ministry
A domain owner that loses eligibility to a .rio domain is subject to termination of
DNS publication for the domain, and to domain removal, no matter domain
expiration date, and to the possible registration of the same domain by a new
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