How do I start a .rio website?

Once you have registered your .rio domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.

A website can be built either through a browser-based builder, an installed content management system like WordPress or Drupal, or done professionally by a web designer/developer. Additionally, it is recommended securing your website with SSL, and enhancing your website's speed using Secure Web Accelerator.

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What is a .rio domain?

.RIO is the natural choice for any Brazilian individual or business located in Rio De Janeiro to create a powerful online presence. Whether you are a local, a small business owner, or a tour guide, a .RIO domain name is for you! Show your connection to the culture and commitment to providing the best internet experience in town. Your domain name is your brand and your brand is you; it’s short, professional, and memorable.

How do I buy a .rio domain?

To purchase your .rio domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.

.RIO NIC, the registry authorized to operate the .rio domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .rio domains.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .rio registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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101domain is .rio Accredited

How do I transfer a .rio domain?

Transferring your .rio domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.

Every .rio domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.

Starting @ 31.49 USD / yr

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FAQs for .rio

.rio domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .rio during general availability is 24 Hours.
.rio Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.rio); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.rio).
DNSSEC is not available for .rio domain. Domains that allow DNSSEC protect against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. Get more information on its pros and cons.
Trustee Service is not available for .rio extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .rio domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
No. At present the .rio domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.

In accordance with ICANN, .rio Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires.

After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your .rio domain name for an additional $150 USD.

The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .rio Top Level Domain is .RIO NIC. You may visit them at https://nic.rio/.

Domain Requirements for .rio

Registration is limited to residents and organizations of Rio. A .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 Juídicas – CNPJ/MF" of the Finance Ministry.
  • An individual with fixed address in the city of Rio de Janerio, with active record in "Cadastro Nacional das Pessoas Juídicas – CNPJ/MF" of the Finance Ministry.

Domain names cannot make reference to unlawful activities, be harmful to the Rio City public image, or be visually confusing with an already registered .rio domain name or a reserved name.

Registrant must use the .rio domain only for lawful and non-abusive purposes. Providing sub-domain for any other organizations or individuals is not allowed. Registrant must make a website available and provide substantial content on that website. Generic pages, parking pages, under construction or advertisement pages are not allowed

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In accordance with ICANN schedule of reserved names the following are restricted: “EXAMPLE” shall be reserved at the second level and at all other levels within the TLD at which Registry Operator makes registrations.
Two-character labels: All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two character label string may be released to the extent that Registry Operator reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager. The Registry Operator may also propose release of these reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding country codes.
Tagged Domain Names: Labels may only include hyphens in the third and fourth position if they represent valid internationalized domain names in their ASCII encoding (for example "xn--ndk061n").
Second-Level Reservations for Registry Operations: The following names are reserved for use in connection with the operation of the registry for the TLD. Registry Operator may use them, but upon conclusion of Registry Operator's designation as operator of the registry for the TLD they shall be transferred as specified by ICANN: NIC, WWW, IRIS and WHOIS.
Country and Territory Names: The country and territory names contained in the following internationally recognized lists shall be initially reserved at the second level and at all other levels within the TLD at which the Registry Operator provides for registrations.

Top Level Reserved Names: AFRINIC, IANA-SERVERS, NRO, ALAC, ICANN, RFC-EDITOR, APNIC, IESG, RIPE, ARIN, IETF, ROOT-SERVERS, ASO, INTERNIC, RSSAC, CCNSO, INVALID, SSAC, EXAMPLE, IRTF, TEST, GAC, ISTF, TLD, GNSO, LACNIC, WHOIS, GTLD-SERVERS, LOCAL, WWW, IAB, LOCALHOST, IANA, NIC, All International Olympic Committee names, All International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement names.

Registrant must use the .rio domain only for lawful and non-abusive purposes. Providing sub-domain for any other organizations or individuals is not allowed. Registrant must make a website available and provide substantial content on that website. Generic pages, parking pages, under construction or advertisement pages are not allowed

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How do I renew a .rio domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.

Starting @ 36.99 USD / yr

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Domain information current to 2022-10-17

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