Cost
$32.30 / year

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About .RIO


About .rio 

Rio de Janeiro or simply RIO is the second largest city in Brazil and the first South American city to launch its own TLD to promote the city locally and abroad.

The only IDN language accepted is Brazilian Portuguese.

Country: Brazil

Region: South America

Status: Taking registrations for GA.


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General Remarks


Reserved Domain Names

Some domain names are reserved names; these are names which are ineligible for registration due to ICANN restrictions or Registry Operator designation. Certain Domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name, please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application.

General Capabilities


Setting Detail
Type Restricted
Supports Internationalisation (IDN) Yes
Supports DNSSEC No
Supports Backorders No
Supports Privacy Yes
Supports API Access Yes
Supports Dispute Resolution Yes
Subject to ICANN Guidelines Yes
Maximum Registration Period 10 years

Registration Details - Restricted


About .rio 

Rio de Janeiro or simply RIO is the second largest city in Brazil and the first South American city to launch its own TLD to promote the city locally and abroad.

The only IDN language accepted is Brazilian Portuguese.

Eligibility Policy

A registrant of a .rio domain name must be one of the following:

• 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 Ministry

• 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 

If a registrant loses its eligibility to a .rio domain, the domain will be removed no matter domain expiration date.

Domain Policy

The rules listed below also need to be adhered to:

• Must not make reference to unlawful activities;

• Must not be harmful to the Rio City public image.

• Must not be visually confusing with an already registered .rio domain name or a reserved name, which is defined by not considering the character “-“ (dash) in the domain name.

• Must be valid according to ICANN .rio agreement and ICANN naming policies

Usage Rules

The registrant agrees to the following conditions of usage of .rio domains:

• Use the .rio domain only for lawful and non-abusive purposes.

• Do not use it to provide sub-domain services for any other organisations or individuals, taking full responsibility for all contents and services of all hostnames in such domain, no matter the DNS level.

• Make an website available at the domain name.

• Provide substantial content at such website, which does not include by definition a generic, parking page, under construction or advertisements page.

Sunrise (5 December 2014 - 4 January 2015)(start and end time 13:00 UTC)

An SMD file issued by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is required.

Only trademarks from the Brazil jurisdiction are recognized, and this needs to be present in the SMD file.

If an eligible registrant is unable to register a domain due to the lack of eligibility provisioning a support case can be filed with Lexsynergy who will report it to the registry who has a discretion whether to allocate the request.


If you have not verified your trademark with the TMCH we can submit it on your behalf. Read more about the TMCH and pricing here. 

Domain names registered during Sunrise will be issued on a first-come / first-served basis. 

General Availability (17 September 20:00 UTC - ) 

Registered in a first-come, first-served basis and the registrant has to comply with Eligibility Policy mentioned above.

Prices

Sunrise

Application fee (including 1 year registration) = £190

US$ ($323), Euros (€220.40) and South African Rands (R3610)

General Availability

Registration per year = £19

US$ ($32.30), Euros (€22.04) and South African Rands (R361)

Certain domain names have been classified as Premium and will be sold at higher prices. If you wish to apply for a Premium domain name please email support@lexsynergy.com to process your application. 

Setting Detail
Registration Wait Time Requires Verification
Requires Local Presence Yes
Local Presence Requirement Same Country
Maximum Registration Period 10 years
Refund Grace Period 0 days
Nameserver Limits No limit

Transfer Details


Setting Detail
Supports Transfer Yes
Supports Transfer Passwords Yes
Requires Transfer Passwords Yes
Transfer Mode Transfer and Renew

Prices


Action/Phase Price
General Availability $32.30
Transfer †* $32.30
Renewal $32.30
Sunrise †‡ $323.00
Landrush †‡ $32.30
Restore †* $32.30

does not apply to premium domains

may not include first year of registration

* may not include renewal

Disclaimer


The above information is provided by registry operators and/or other third parties and may change without further notice. Prior to relying on the aforesaid information, we recommend seeking confirmation by emailing support@lexsynergy.com.