In this section you can find the most frequently asked questions for a better understanding of .LAT.

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The questions are divided by topic.

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A domain name is a simple form of an Internet address that is formed by a set of easy-to-remember characters (letters, numbers, dash). It is used to easily locate Internet addresses that can be associated to the identity of a person, organization, company, idea, group or any other concept.

To register a domain name you must resort to one of the Accredited Registrars since they are the only ones authorized to register .LAT domain names. You can find the list of Accredited Registrars in the “Accredited Registrars” section of our website: www.nic.lat

It is the person, company, or entity who owns and holds a domain name. It is recommended for it to be the final user of the domain name.

Object created to facilitate the administration of a domain name. There are four types of contacts for every domain name: Owner, Administrative, Technical and Billing.

Acronym used to refer to the Domain Name System or Domain Name Server. The Domain Name System is a hierarchical distributed naming system for the Internet, which establishes the correspondence between domains and IP addresses and allows us to find the websites or services associated to the domain names. Domain Name Server refers to the computers that are part of the Domain Name System and hold information and processes for the establishment of the connections between domain names and IP Addresses.

The .LAT Registry counts with a tool named “Whois”, where you can check and review the information of a registered domain name. You can access this tool at the Whois database.

The domain name is not property. It is just an electronic registry. The Registrant holds the title of the domain name.

Every Accredited Registrar is responsible for offering the necessary tools to manage every domain name that is under their administration. You should address the Registrar that manages the domain name to know the processes and procedures that you should follow.

ICANN provides registrants the policies and procedures for dispute resolution in the use of trademarks as domain names. The procedures are UDRP (Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy) and the URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System). The information on how to start a process can be seen here:




Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)

They are domain names that accept special characters used in other languages or alphabets. The allowed characters for the internationalized domain name registry in the .LAT are the special characters of the Spanish language, which are: Numbers from “0” to “9”, dash “-“, every letter of the Latin American alphabet “a” to “z” and the special characters: á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ.


An accredited registrar is an organization or commercial entity accredited to distribute and offer administration services of .LAT domain names.

An identifier assigned to each .LAT Accredited Registrar.

You can find the list of every Accredited Registrar and their profiles in the Accredited Registrars section.

Accredited Registrars have the contractual obligation to provide the support necessary to manage your domain names. If you have problems with the service of your Accredited Registrar, send us a message at contact@nic.lat


The .LAT Registry, is the organization in charge of the administration of the generic .LAT top level domain. The organization that manages de .LAT is The Latin America and Caribbean Federation for Internet and Electronic Commerce. Their main functions are to manage the domain name database and DNS as well as to perform the accreditation and work with ICANN Accredited Registrars.

You may find additional information in our“About Us” section.

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