A .cl domainname can be registered through the control panel. Registration is realtime. In the past, .cl domain holders could get a "certificate of entitlement" that shows the registration data of a domain name. This service is discontinued by the registry at this moment, although if the domain holder insists, they can make an exception. Please contact our support department in that case.




To transfer a .cl domain to Openprovider, the domain owner should request the domain's authorization code from its current registrar.


  • The authorization code is valid for 30 days.
  • During the first 30 days after registration, a domain cannot be transferred.
  • A transfer is not allowed within 5 days before the domain's expiration date.
  • The losing registrar will send the domain owner and administrative contact an e-mail to inform about the transfer; within 5 days, the domain contacts can approve or reject the transfer. If the transfer is not rejected, the transfer will automatically finish after 5 days.
  • If the current registrar cannot or does not want to provide the authorization code, please contact us: the registry has an escalation procedure in place.


Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Transfer time 5 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .cl domains is available.


Outgoing transfer

Use the authorization code management pages, you can set an authorization code for the domain. This code is valid for 30 days. According to the .cl policy, you are obliged to notify the domain contacts about the fact that you have received a request for an authorization code to change the registrar.

The gaining registrar can initiate the transfer with the provided authorization code. As soon as this is done, Openprovider will send a notification to the owner and administrative contact of the domain. After 5 days, the transfer will be completed unless the registrant rejects it before the 5 days are over.


Trade (owner change)


The holder of a .cl domain can be changed by a regular update on the domain name.








After deletion, a domain goes in redemptionPeriod (non-restorable) for 30 days, followed by a random period of maximum 15 days before the domain is released again.


Restore (reactivation)


Restores are possible within 30 days upon deletion.


TLD information


Detailed extension information
  • Registry: NIC CL
  • Registry whois:
  • Registry web based whois:
  • Registry zonefile updates: Every 2 hours
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes: á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ (
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 8 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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