.PE is the official domain extension or internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of Peru. No documentation is necessary and registration is open for personal or commercial use. The domain is being managed by Red Científica Peruana while registry is carried out by NIC PE. Marcaria is one of the few trusted and accredited registrars for this domain extension.
PE is also famous for other acronyms. It stands for physical education (sports). Its other definitions are price earning (investment), premium edition (software), petroleum engineering (academics), etc. PE is also Peru’s two-letter code.
There is no special process needed to register a .PE domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
A .pe domain is the official domain name extension for Peru. It was created in 1997 and is managed by NIC-PE (National Institute of Computer Sciences of Peru).
Who can use a .pe domain name?
Anyone with registration from any country can register their business or personal names as .pe domains, subject to some restrictions. This includes companies outside of Peru, as long as they have a local presence in the country.
Does the Peruvian government regulate .pe Domain Name?
Peru has very tight information control rules according to our research, so prior approval is required for any sites hosted in Peru that are pornographic, racist, promoting the sale of drugs or have anything to do with gambling or adult services.
What's the Difference Between .com.pe and .pe?
The country code top-level domain extension is always two-letter, such as .co for Colombia or .cl for Chile. However, if Peru had used an open standard like this, it would have conflicted with other countries that use COM and PE (such as Comoros).
The second difference is that .com.pe domains can only be used by business companies in Peru, while .pe domains are open to all individuals and organizations in Peru or anywhere else. These domain names are not interchangeable, however, they are similar.
Common Subdomains for .pe Domain
Possible sub-domain suggestions include:
.org.pe - This can be used by non-profit, religious or public organizations
.net.pe - This can be used for professionals in the computer industry
.gov.pe - This can be used by governmental institutions and elected officials
.edu.pe - The domain for educational institutions
Can you register .pe Domain Without Local Presence?
No. You cannot register a .pe domain if you do not have a presence in Peru, either physically or online. The only exception to this is if your country has registered as an ISP (Internet Service Provider) with NIC-PE and the Ministry of Transports and Communications in Peru.
To register a .pe domain name without a local presence, you must be willing to show documentation that you are an ISP in your country.
What Documents Do You Need to Register .pe Domain Name?
The following documentation is required in order to register a .pe domain name:
1) A copy of your company's RUC (Tax Identification Number) for foreign companies, or CPNP (National Registration Number for Peruvian citizens and organisations).
2) A copy of your company's registration certificate if it is registered in Peru.
3) An official letter stating that you are authorised to act on behalf of the company or organisation in order to register a .pe domain name.
4) A copy the company's VAT (VAT Tax Identification Number).
5) A copy of Peruvian Identification for Natural Persons (DNI)
6) A copy of the company's registration certificate if it was created in Peru.
7) The official stamp of the organisation or individual you are representing.
How Much Does .pe Domain Name Cost?
The cost to register your .pe domain name is approximately $10 USD/year, depending on the registrar. You can also register .com.pe domains normally through your registrar for approximately $10/year, but they are registered as second level domain names (not top-level).