Registry rnids.rs (RNIDS)
|TLD type Country code top-level domain|
Intended use Entities connected with Serbia
.rs is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Serbia. The domain name registry that operates it is the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS). The letters rs stand for Republika Srbija/Република Србија (Republic of Serbia).
It is intended to be used with few restrictions, and it is widely used in Serbia. Because of English words ending with the letters "rs", this domain is also used in the construction of domain hacks.
The .yu domain had been assigned to the former Serbia and Montenegro when it was still called the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In June 2006, Serbia and Montenegro split into two separate countries. On 8 July 2006, the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry - RNIDS was founded by the Ministry of Science and a group of 34 organizations interested in the domain. On 26 September 2006, the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency decided to allocate RS as the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Serbia IANA assigned .rs as ccTLD for this country.
The delegation of name servers by IANA started in September 2007. Registration of the .rs domain names commenced on 10 March 2008.
In 2007, ICANN also resolved that the former .yu domain is to be operated temporarily by RNIDS, the operators of the new .rs domain registry, until its eventual abolition on or before 30 September 2009. This allowed a two-year transition period for existing .yu names to be transferred either to .rs for Serbia or .me for Montenegro. Finally, the .yu domain expired on 30 March 2010.
The top level domain is intended for all interested users. The following second-level domains except in.rs are reserved for legal entities only.