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WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .BR

*** New .BR Policy and WIPO Rules
Further to the update of the .BR Policy (Regulamento do Sistema Administrativo de Conflitos de Internet Relativos a Nomes de Domínios sob o ".br"– denominado SACI-Adm), published by the NIC.br on August 1, 2022, the WIPO Center has updated its WIPO Rules, Model Complaint and Model Response for .BR domain name disputes. The changes came into effect on October 1, 2022. ***

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Country / Territory Name


Whois Search

Whois Search

Dispute Resolution Policy

Variation of UDRP

Regulamento do Sistema Administrativo de Conflitos de Internet Relativos a Nomes de Domínios Sob “.BR” — Saci-Adm

Relevant differences between the UDRP and the .BR Policy

Whereas the UDRP is limited to the protection of trademark rights, under the .BR Policy a complainant may rely on:

  • - a trademark registered in Brazil, or a trademark application filed in Brazil before the registration of the domain name;
  • - a trademark not registered or applied for in Brazil but considered as a notorious trademark in its field of activity;
  • - a trade name, company name, civil name, family name, pseudonym or famous nickname, singular or collective artistic name, or previously registered domain name

The complainant does not have to demonstrate that the respondent lacks rights or legitimate interests in the disputed domain name, but the respondent may invoke rights or legitimate interests in the disputed domain name in its defense

It is sufficient for the complainant to prove that either registration or subsequent use of the disputed domain name is in bad faith, whereas the UDRP requires the complainant to prove both elements


Courts of Brazil

If the complaint is filed by an authorized representative of the complainant, it is necessary to submit a power of attorney

The .BR Policy applies to all domain names registered after October 1, 2010

The Registry will implement a panel decision to transfer or cancel a domain name after 15 business days (as opposed to 10 business days under the UDRP), if the Registry does not receive documentation from one the parties regarding a court action or arbitration proceeding

Procedural Rules

Variation of UDRP

Old rules valid until September 30, 2022

Regras do Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação da OMPI para o Regulamento do Sistema Administrativo de Conflitos de Internet Relativos a Nomes De Domínios Sob “.BR”

New rules effective from October 1, 2022

Regras do Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação da OMPI para o Regulamento do Sistema Administrativo de Conflitos de Internet Relativos a Nomes De Domínios Sob “.BR”

WIPO Model Pleadings

WIPO Model Complaint (in effect as of October 1, 2022)

WIPO Model Response (in effect as of October 1, 2022)

WIPO Model Complaint (valid until September 30, 2022)

WIPO Model Response (valid until September 30, 2022)


Schedule of Fees

[New reduced Fees apply as of December 11, 2017]

WIPO Experts

WIPO Experts

Domain Registry



Registration Agreement

Text of Agreement

Eligibility Criteria

Registration of .BR domain names is available for individuals and entities registered in Brazil through the Ministry of Finance (“Ministério da Fazenda”)

Foreign entities may register .BR domain names, as long as they have a proxy legally established in Brazil who is registered in the Registro.br’s system

Supported characters

.BR domain names support ASCII and IDN characters



While every effort is made to provide up-to-date information, part of the content of this page comes from third-party sources and may not be accurate at all times. For any queries about this page or about WIPO’s domain name dispute resolution services more generally, please contact arbiter.mail@wipo.int.

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