CNRI requires a one-time $50 Registration Fee (for each new prefix allotted), and an Annual Service Fee of $50 per prefix, payable to CNRI. If you wish, you may choose to prepay the Annual Service Fee for up to five years. Payment can be made by check, credit card, wire transfer, or (in some cases) PayPal.

Before making a payment, both new users who are requesting a prefix and users who wish to pay the annual service fee for a prefix they have already been allotted must complete the Prefix Registration Form. Registration generates an email confirmation message that includes an HNR Transaction Number which is required for processing payment. After you register you will be contacted by the HNR Administrator who will provide you with payment instructions and an invoice. For your information, the types of payment CNRI accepts are listed below.


Credit Cards

CNRI accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Please call the Handle.Net Registry Administrator, Jane Euler, at (703) 620-8990 with your credit card information. You may also fax that information to (703) 620-0913. If sending by fax, please include your HNR Transaction Number and/or prefix number, organization name, and phone number on the cover sheet. Credit card payments may be made using PayPal as described in the section below.



STOP!  You must register, and be issued a current invoice by the HNR Administrator, before you can pay using PayPal.

Payment is accepted via PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use the service to pay via credit card.

Be prepared to enter the HNR Transaction Number (HNRT) that was emailed to you when you registered, your prefix (if one has already been allotted to you) and your credit card information during the payment process.

  New Prefix (includes one-time Registration Fee)   Prefix Renewal
Enter HNRT
(1 year)
Enter HNRT or Prefix Number
(1 year)
Enter HNRT
(5 years)
Enter HNRT or Prefix Number
(5 years)

International Wire Transfers

Foreign Incoming Wires in USD as of 11/17/2020

Wells Fargo Bank
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
ABA: 121000248


Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
1 North Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63103
Acct. #: 4122023377

Further Credit: CNRI, 6127-7428

Please be sure that your total wire amount includes any fees charged by your bank.


Domestic Wire Transfers

Please use these instructions to wire funds to Atlantic Union Bank.

Beneficiary Bank:
Atlantic Union Bank
24010 Partnership Blvd.
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
Routing Number: 051403164

Name: Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Address (Line 1): 1895 Preston White Dr., Ste 100
Address (Line 2): Reston, VA 20191
Account Number: 2952950



Please make checks payable to "Corporation for National Research Initiatives", and send your invoice along with your check to:

Attention: Business Office
1895 Preston White Drive
Suite 100
Reston, Virginia 20191-5434


December 11, 2020