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Introduced  1994
Status  Active
TLD type  Country code top-level domain
Intended use  Entities connected with  Algeria
Actual use  Fairly popular in Algeria
Registration restrictions  Must have Algerian presence; name must be related to company or organization name or trademark

.dz is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Algeria. It is administered by Network Internet Center. DZ, a subdivision of CERIST (Centre de Recherche sur l'Information Scientifique et Technique). To apply for a .dz domain name, one must be an organization with a permanent presence in Algeria, and choose a name of three or more letters. Currently, NIC.DZ charges 1000 Algerian dinars a year (about 14 USD). The two-letter country code DZ is derived from Dzayer, ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ, the Tamazight for Algeria.


Second-Level Domains

Registrations are taken directly at the second level, or at the third level beneath these names:

  • : commercial enterprises
  • : organizations
  • : ISPs
  • : government
  • : academic or scientific establishments
  • : associations
  • : political institutions
  • : culture and arts
  • Second top-level domain

    A second top-level domain will be used for Algeria, intended for domain names in the local language, using Arabic characters: الجزائر.


    .dz Wikipedia