Neha Patil

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Introduced  1994
Status  Active
.sa httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
TLD type  Country code top-level domain
Registry  Communications and Information Technology Commission (SaudiNIC Unit)
Sponsor  Communications and Information Technology Commission
Intended use  Entities connected with  Saudi Arabia

.sa is the Latin alphabet Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) 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.

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

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

    References

    .sa Wikipedia


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