Domain Names

– Domain Name Registration Regulation of February 2000.

Filing

Country code top-level domain name: .sa (also available in Arabic). 

Sub-domains: .sch.sa; .pub.sa; .com.sa; .med.sa; .edu.sa; .gov.sa; .org.sa; .net.sa 

Applicant: individuals (limited to all GCC nationals only) and legal entities.

Restriction as to nationality: none.

Local presence: required; the application should be made through an administrative contact who must be a natural person based in Saudi Arabia.

Domestic trademark right: required for obtaining domain name registration for foreign entities. Alternatively, a related KSA-issued commercial register is also an option.

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes.

Registration, Protection

Duration: unlimited.

Renewal/maintenance: n.a.

Dispute about ownership: to be brought before the court.

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: none.

Registration Authority

Authority name: Saudi Network Information Center (SaudiNIC).

Internet address: http://nic.sa