This article describes the procedures and requirements of .cl domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires:

  • Two or more nameservers.

Successful Incoming transfer requires:

  • Authorization code (valid for 30 days).
  • Two or more nameservers.
  • Verified transfer email.
  • Transfer can not be initiated in the last 5 days before the expiration. Expiration dates can be checked at .cl registry whois 
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Average 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.

Successful outgoing transfer requires:

  • Authorization code request - via RCP or API
  • Authorization code reset - via RCP or API

Owner change (trade)

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime



  • Domain is put in quarantine for 30 days.
  • Domain gets released at random time 15 days after the quarantine.

Explicit delete

  • Domain is put in quarantine for 30 days.
  • Domain gets released at random time 15 days after the quarantine.


Restore / reactivate

  • restore - within 30 days after deletion.
  • Requested via RCP or API.
  • Registry: NIC CL
  • Registry whois: whois.nic.cl
  • Registry web based whois: http://nic.cl/whois/
  • Registry zonefile updates: Every 2 hours
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes: á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ (https://www.nic.cl/normativa/CL-IDN-policy.html)
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 0 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • 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: 28 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
  • Within 30 days after the domain is created, anyone can open (and pay) an objection for the domain. From that moment the domain is in dispute and cannot be updated or transferred. The registry will investigate and solve it in one of the following outcomes:
  • The domain is kept in registrar that create the domain if the resolution is in favor of the original registrant.
  • The domain is transferred to nic.cl if the resolution favors the objector, then nic.cl invites the objector by email to take control of the domain and he can transfer it wherever he wants. To take control, the objector must have an account at nic.cl.
  • Note: A .cl domain holders can only get a "certificate of entitlement", if it is strictly necessary. Please contact our support department in that case.
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:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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