ⓘ .sa

                                     

ⓘ .sa

.sa is the Latin alphabet Internet country code top-level domain of Saudi Arabia. Domains of this type can be registered through SaudiNIC, a department of the Communications and Information Technology Commission. The Arabic alphabet ccTLD of Saudi Arabia is السعودية.

                                     

1. History

The.sa top-level domain was managed by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology from 1995 to 2006. It was then transferred to Saudi Network Information Center SaudiNIC.

In December 2013, 31.604.sa domain names were registered.

                                     

2. Second-level domains

The second-level domains that are officially open to third-level registrations are:

  • pub.sa: Entities or individuals that do not fit in other categories, including personal names.
  • gov.sa: Governmental entities
  • org.sa: Non-profit organizations
  • com.sa: Commercial entities and registered trademarks
  • edu.sa: Educational institutions
  • sch.sa: Elementary and secondary schools
  • med.sa: Health services
  • net.sa: Internet-related services
                                     

3. Internationalized country code TLD

Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to apply for the new internationalized domain name IDN country code top-level domains authorized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ICANN in 2009. In January 2010, ICANN announced that the Saudi IDN ccTLD xn--mgberp4a5d4ar, السعودية one of the first four new IDN ccTLDs to have passed the Fast Track String Evaluation within the domain application process.