Domain Names

There is no specific legislation on country code top-level domain names.


Country code top-level domain name: .pr 


Applicant: individuals and legal entities.

Restriction as to nationality: none.

Local presence: not required, except for,,, and, which are restricted to educational institutions;, which is restricted to Puerto Rico government agencies and other similar entities;, which is restricted to residents of Puerto Rico; and, which is restricted to cooperatives.

Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration.

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes (subject to the Trademark Law and Regulations).

Registration, Protection

Duration: one or more years.

Renewal/maintenance: one or more years, renewable.

Dispute about ownership: generally, to be brought before the court; an administrative proceeding must be followed in certain disputes.

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: available (ICANN UDRP model) before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Registration Authority

Authority name: Puerto Rico Top Level Domain, managed by Gauss Research Laboratory, Inc.

Internet address: