Domain Names In Brazil: Authorities And Rules

The “Comite Gestor da Interner no Brazil” (CGIB) (Brazilian Internet Committee) is the government authority integrating and coordinating the Internet initiatives in Brazil. The Internet rules published by this agency are called “Resolutions.” The CGIB’s Internet Resolutions concentrate on technical or operative procedures for Internet services. This summary informs the reader on the Brazilian authorities in charge of registering domain names and the rules governing the registration process.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What principle regulates the right to a domain name in Brazil?
What are the responsibilities of the holder of a domain name according to Resolution 001/98?
Who can register a domain name in Brazil?

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