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NIC Chile
Introduced 1987[1]
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NIC Chile
Sponsor NIC Chile (University of Chile)
Intended use Entities connected with  Chile
Actual use Very popular in Chile
Registered domains 570,429 (Sept 2018)[2]
Registration restrictions Anyone may register a domain .cl from anywhere in the world without the need of a local representative
Structure Registrations are made directly at the second level (there are also third-level registrations for government sites under gov.cl and gob.cl)
Documents Rules
Dispute policies Dispute resolution
Registry Website NIC 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.[1] 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,[3] which it 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.[4]

Since April 2011, it supports DNSSEC, the zone is signed and so any domain that wants to sign their registers can do it.[5]

Microsoft uses it in a domain hack for its social networking service so.cl.

IPv6 support[edit]

In the Hurricane Electric report from May 2012, it appears as IPv6 enabled domain and with nameservers in IPv6.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ NIC Chile. "Estadísticas de nombres de dominio en .CL". 
  3. ^ NIC Chile (2013-12-01). www.nic.cl, ed. "Reglamentación para el funcionamiento del Registro de Nombres del Dominio .CL". Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  4. ^ NIC Chile (2005-09-20). www.nic.cl, ed. "NIC Chile anuncia modificación a la Reglamentación". Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  5. ^ NIC.cl (2011-12-14). "Extensiones de seguridad DNSSEC disponibles para todos los dominios .CL". Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  6. ^ Hurricane Electric (2012-05-29). "Global IPv6 Deployment Progress Report". Retrieved 2012-05-29. 

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