IntroducedDecember 15, 1987; 36 years ago (1987-12-15)
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryNIC Chile
SponsorNIC Chile (University of Chile)
Intended useEntities connected with Chile
Actual usePopular in Chile
Registered domains703,367 (2024-03-04)[1]
Registration restrictionsAnyone may register a domain .cl from anywhere in the world without the need of a local representative
StructureRegistrations are made directly at the second level (there are also third-level registrations for government sites under gov.cl and gob.cl)
Dispute policiesDispute resolution
Registry websiteNIC Chile

.cl is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Chile. It was created in 1987 and is administered by the University of Chile.[2][3] Registration of second-level domains under this TLD is open to anyone, as established by the current regulation for the operation of the Domain Name Registration .CL since December 2013,[4] which eliminated the requirement for foreign registrants to have a local contact with a RUN, the Chilean national identification number.

Registration of names including accented letters (á, é, í, ó, ú), ñ and ü was opened up in 2005.[5]

Since April 2011, it supports DNSSEC.[6]

Microsoft used it in a domain hack for its social networking service so.cl. Oracle Corporation used the domain hack ora.cl as a URL shortening[7]

IPv6 support

In the Hurricane Electric report from May 2012, it appears as IPv6 enabled domain and with nameservers in IPv6.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Index". NIC Chile. 2023-04-03. Archived from the original on 2023-04-03. Retrieved 2023-04-03.
  2. ^ NIC Chile (19 November 2001). www.nic.cl (ed.). "Carta enviada por el Sr. Rector de la Universidad de Chile al Sr. Contralor General de la República". Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  3. ^ La Verdadera y Real Historia de Internet en Chile (University of Chile)
  4. ^ NIC Chile (2013-12-01). www.nic.cl (ed.). "Reglamentación para el funcionamiento del Registro de Nombres del Dominio .CL". Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  5. ^ NIC Chile (2005-09-20). www.nic.cl (ed.). "NIC Chile anuncia modificación a la Reglamentación". Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  6. ^ NIC.cl (2011-12-14). "Extensiones de seguridad DNSSEC disponibles para todos los dominios .CL". Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  7. ^ "NIC Chile".
  8. ^ Hurricane Electric (2012-05-29). "Global IPv6 Deployment Progress Report". Retrieved 2012-05-29.