Member Profile: .cr

Full Name of Registry: Academia Nacional de Ciencias / National Academy of Sciences

Contact details (address, phone, fax):

Academia Nacional de Ciencias/
National Academy of Sciences San Pedro de Montes de Oca San José,
Costa Rica
P.O. Box 1367-2050

Tel: +506 2280-6453

Fax: +506 2280-5261

General inquiries:

Founding date: 1992

Registration model: Direct registrations

Number of domain names: 11847 at July 2009. Current statistics at:

History: In September 1990 IANA assigned to the Academia Nacional de Ciencias the coordination and administration of the Top Level Domain .cr for Costa Rica. The administration of the TLD in the assignment of domains names is governed under the rules of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) in the administration of IP addresses. These rules ensure absolute equity and transparency in the allocating of the domain names under .cr. The Academia Nacional de Ciencias provides the domain name registration service to the Internet community through its specialized unit NIC-Internet Costa Rica.