.PR represents the official domain extension or internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of Puerto Rico. The primary ccTLD is “.PR” while “.COM.PR”, “.NET.PR”, “.ORG.PR”, “.ISLA.PR”, “.BIZ.PR” and “.info.pr” are the secondary ccTLDs. If you have a business, .biz.pr is the domain suffix for you while .isla.pr is for individuals having presence in Puerto Rico. Registry for this internet code is operated by Gauss Research Laboratory Inc.
Aside from being used as Puerto Rico’s two-letter code, PR is also used in various ways. PR is used as acronym for People’s Republic (country), public relations (marketing), press release (news), page rank (search engine) and a lot more.
There is no special process needed to register a .PR domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
Entities connected with Puerto Rico
|Registrar name||Registered domains||Share, %|
|CSC Corporate Domains, Inc.||914||26.39%|
|101domain GRS Limited||120||3.47%|
|Marcaria.com International, Inc.||112||3.23%|
|Nom-iq Ltd. dba COM LAUDE||80||2.31%|
|Instra Corporation Pty Ltd.||50||1.44%|
A .pr domain name is the official domain extension for Puerto Rico, a Caribbean island that is a territory of the United States. It was first registered in 1978 and used for email addresses. Today .pr domain names are popular among individuals and businesses as well as government agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations.
Anyone can use a .pr domain name on a personal website, blog, or email purposes. If you are located in Puerto Rico, you can register a second-level domain .pr or third-level domains such as red.pr or comercial.pr to your existing .com, .net, and other domain names.
If you are not from Puerto Rico but want to use a .pr domain name, it must be an organization that has a physical presence in Puerto Rico. For example, if you are a freelancer living in New York and operating your business from there, you must have a physical office at least one employee to qualify for registering .pr domains.
.Pr domain names fall under the authority of NIC-Puerto Rico (NIC.pr). According to its website, NIC is the administrator of Puerto Rico's top-level domain .pr. It also provides internet-related services and manages the .pr domain names. It does this in collaboration with Gauss Research Laboratory Inc; a non-profit organization that provides free domain names.
The availability of a .pr website name you want is the first determinant in choosing the best web address for your business or personal site. You can check its availability by visiting Gauss Research Laboratory Inc's WHOIS database.
Another factor that you should consider is if the domain name has any particular meaning to your target audience. For instance, you can choose an address based on your industry or niche so it will be easier for site visitors to find you when they are searching for sites with related names. You can ask a web developer to help create a .pr website name that has the features you want.
Some common second-level domains within the .pr domain are:
.biz.pr - The official domain for businesses or business entities in Puerto Rico.
.com.pr - Open to all users including individuals, groups, organizations, and companies that have a physical presence in Puerto Rico
.edu.pr - Reserved for educational institutions with a presence in Puerto Rico. It can also be used by government agencies and public service providers. However, this is not the preferred domain for them.
.gov.pr - Administered by NIC-PR, it is meant for government agencies and public service providers in Puerto Rico only.
.info.pr - This second-level domain is open to all users including individuals, groups, organizations, and companies that have a physical presence in Puerto Rico
Yes, you can still register a .pr domain if you do not have any physical presence in Puerto Rico. However, your site must be hosted within the island and use its DNS servers for it to operate properly on the internet. If you wish to establish a physical office in PR or just want to purchase space on one of its top-level servers, you must first apply for local presence.