Introduced23 September 1987
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryNIC Argentina
SponsorGovernment of Argentina (SLyTP)
Intended useEntities connected with Argentina
Actual useVery popular in Argentina
Registered domains670,633 (November 2022)[1]
Registration restrictionsMust have contact with address in Argentina, but registrant may be foreign; some subdomains have particular restrictions
StructureRegistrations are at third level beneath second level labels
DocumentsGovernment resolution on domain registration
Registry websitehttps://nic.ar/

.ar is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Argentina. It is administered by NIC Argentina. Registering an .ar domain (like website.ar) directly is allowed as of 2020.[2] Previously, only 9 of the second-level domains listed below were open for registration, and a local presence in Argentina was required. Recently[when?] the extension has become synonymous with Augmented Reality and is being by many prominent AR and XR startups. [3]

Second-level domains

As of January 2017 there are currently 12 second-level domains.[4]

Special characters

In November 2008, a resolution approved the use of special characters in domain names, including ñ, ç, á, é, í ó, ú, ä, ë, ï, ö, and ü. The .gob.ar domain was also approved for government entities (.gob stands for "gobierno", government in Spanish).[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Estadísticas | NIC Argentina". NIC Argentina. 10 December 2022. Archived from the original on 7 December 2022. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Comenzó el Registro de Interés de dominios '.ar'". NIC Argentina (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  3. ^ ".ar Domain Names". Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Dominios y Aranceles" (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Understanding the .AR Top-Level Domain". www.nominus.com.
  6. ^ "RESOL-2019-42-APN-SLYT - Establécense aranceles ".bet.ar"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Aprueban la incorporación de la letra Ñ a los dominios argentinos en Internet". infobaeprofesional.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2008.